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Dr Christine Ecker BSc, MSc, PhD

Biographical details

Dr. Ecker is a lecturer in the Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), with a special interest in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She originally trained as a psychologist at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and completed an MSc in neuroscience at the University of Oxford. She joined King’s College in 2001, originally as a PhD student at the IoP, and then as post-doctoral research associate in the Section of Brain Maturation. During this time she has been the lead researcher and project coordinator of the AIMS study (Autism Imaging Multicentre Study). The AIMS consortium is an MRC funded multidisciplinary network of autism research centres in the UK, and includes the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London), The Autism Research Centre (University of Cambridge), and the Autism Research Group (University of Oxford). In a collaborative effort, this study aims to establish the anatomy and connectivity of brain systems underlying symptoms of ASD, and to investigate their genetic mechanisms.

Dr. Ecker’s current work is directed towards establishing neuroanatomy as a biomarker for ASD, which may be utilized in the MRI-assisted diagnosis of autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

Invited talk

Translational Neuroimaging In Autism Spectrum Disorder

Christine Ecker (Speaker), 5 Feb 2013

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ECNP Targeted Expert meeting on Autism

Christine Ecker (Speaker), 2012 → …

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Publication peer-review

CURRENT MEDICAL IMAGING REVIEWS

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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PNAS

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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Neuroscience Letters

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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PL o S One

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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American Journal of Psychiatry

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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Psychological Medicine

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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British Journal of Psychiatry

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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Journal Of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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Cortex

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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Cerebral Cortex

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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Brain and Language

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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Brain and Cognition

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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Brain

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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Biological Psychiatry

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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Autism Research

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 2006 → …

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Archives of General Psychiatry

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20062012

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Human Brain Mapping

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20012012

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NeuroImage

Christine Ecker (Peer reviewer), 20012012

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Prize (including medals and awards)

Healthcare Excellence and Leadership (HEAL) Award, 2010

Christine Ecker (Recipient), 2010 → …

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