Emily Jones obtained her B.A., M.A. (natural sciences) and M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Sheffield. After an Autism Speaks Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Washington Autism Center, Jones moved to the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Jones’ research builds on multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological advances to delineate the neurodevelopmental pathways that lead to autism. To achieve this, she combines behavioral, neurocognitive and neuroimaging techniques to study very early brain development with a prospective longitudinal approach. To link her laboratory’s findings to neurobiology, her lab performs longitudinal prospective studies of infants with genetic disorders like neurofibromatosis type 1 and tuberous sclerosis. To combine discovery with translation, she is involved in a number of intervention studies for infants, children and adults with autism.