Dr Jeremy Parr
Clinical Senior Lecturer/Hon Consultant

  • Email: jeremy.parr@ncl.ac.uk
  • Fax: +44 (0) 191 282 4725
  • Address: Sir James Spence Institute
    Royal Victoria Infirmary
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    NE1 4LP
    United Kingdom

Introduction

I am a Paediatric Neurodisability clinical academic with wide ranging research interests in the Neurodisability field, including investigating the neurobiological basis of disabilities, carrying out intervention studies to ameliorate disability, and undertaking research into clinical service delivery.

My clinical work is for two local NHS Trusts. 1. Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the Great North Children's Hospital in the Regional Neurodisability service (Regional Feeding clinic, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic) and 2.  Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust in the Regional Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, management and intervention service, where I lead multidisciplinary assessments of children with ASD (the Complex Neuroevelopmental Disorders Service).

 

Qualifications 

MB ChB (1996)

MD (Broader Autism Phenotype, 2007)

CCT in Paediatric Neurodisability, and Paediatrics (2007) 

 

National committee roles

Member of the Executive Committee of the British Academy of Childhood Disability (2007-present)

Chair of the British Academy of Childhood Disability Strategic Research Group (2012-present)

Co-Chair of the Research Autism Scientific Advisory Committee (2012-present)

Member, the NIHR Medicines for Children Research Network Neurosciences Clinical Study Group (2013-present)

Member of the Castang Foundation Science Committee (2008-present)

Member of the Research Support Panel for Child Brain Research (2013-present)

Member of the British Autism Study of Infant Siblings (BASIS) Science Committee (2012-present)

Organising Committee member (lead for exhibition and sponsorship) and Scientific Committee member, The 25th European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) meeting, Newcastle-Gateshead, The Sage, Ocober 2013

 

Previous Positions

Nov 2006 – May 2009 Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Paediatric Neurodisability, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Child Health, London

Sept 2008 – May 2009 Senior Academic Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician University of Oxford and Oxford Children’s Hospital

As Chief Investigator

I lead the Autism Spectrum Database-UK, which is a database of families of children with ASD, who have shown interest in participating in research. The database has two main aims: 1. To increase families access to research; and 2. To increase the number of families available to be recruited to researchers studies, resulting in improved research capacity. ASD-UK was funded by the UK autism charity Autistica in 2010 (£145 000). More than 1250 families have joined ASD-UK, and we are now in touch with over 1600 families. Information for families and researchers can be found at http://www.asd-uk.com/

I lead a programme of research about Autism Spectrum Conditions in adulthood and older age that will start to recruit adults and relatives to research cohorts in autumn 2014. The research programme is funded by Autistica (£200 000) and we anticipate additional projects will commence early in 2015

The ASD+ study - investigating changes in the co existing conditions of children with ASD, and their impact on the family (through Autistica Indian Fellowship, supporting Dr Beena Koshy; £88 000). Dr Koshy's study has collected data from more than 650 parents of children with autism spectrum disorder to date

Virtual reality environments in the treatment of anxiety in children with ASD. This is a collaboration with the SME Third Eye, and is funded through a Newcastle University sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowship to Dr Morag Maskey (£42 000). The results of the study have been published and can be found here: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ion/news/news/item/children-with-autism-overcome-real-life-fears-in-virtual-world-copy

Since 2011, I have led the International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium (IMGSAC). Data and family DNA are now housed in Newcastle. I lead IMGSACs role in the Autism Genome Project Consortium, a consortium of researchers from Europe and North America. The AGP aims to identify genetic casues of autism spectrum disorder, the relationship between genotype and ASD phenotype, and the clinical application of these findings. Together with colleagues, I have led the investigation of the Broader Autism Phenotype in relatives of people with autism from the IMGSAC families

I work with a number of collaborators nationally and internationally on ASD genetic studies (including on the UK10K project)

I am Chief Investigator for a 15 site multicentre trial of the effectiveness of Glycopyrronium vs Hyoscine to treat drooling in children with neurodisability. Funding is from Wellchild (£57 000), the Castang Foundation (£60 000), The Children's Foundation (£21 000), and the British Academy of Childhood Disability (£25 000). We are almost halfway through recruitment, and the trial will end in March 2015

 

Together with Co PI Dr Peter Sullivan, I lead the Oxford Dolphin research studies. Follow up of the 100 children in the trial will end in December 2014. The follow up study of children in early childhood will start in early 2015

  • The effect of optimising nutrition on growth and neurodisability in children at risk of cerebral palsy  (£250 000 from the Castang Foundation)
  • The effect of optimising nutrition on growth and neurodisability in young children with confirmed cerebral palsy (£183 000 from SPARKS)

 

As Co Investigator 

I am part of a Newcastle led, multisite Research Programme regarding 'Transition'. This is a £2 million NIHR Programme grant for Applied Research, and is led by Professor Allan Colver (2012-2017). The Programme aims to answer the question: How can health services contribute most effectively to facilitating successful transition of young people with complex health needs from childhood to adulthood?

I am a member of the MeASURe group who have just completed a systematic review of measurement tools used to measure progress and outcome in young children in ASD (MeASURe: Measurement in Autism Spectrum Disorder Under Review). NIHR HTA, £271 000  (Chief Investigator Professor Helen McConachie, Newcastle University)

I am part of the Preschool Autism Communication Trial 7-11 follow up study (PACT 7-11) of children recruited to the MRC funded PACT study. This MRC funded  follow up study ends in early 2015 (£740 000, Chief Investigator Professor Jonathan Green, University of Manchester)

Dr Jacqui Rodgers leads a project to create a standardised measure of anxiety in children with ASD. Measuring anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder (£47 000, Baily Thomas Foundation) 

  • Pinto D, Delaby E, Merico D, Barbosa M, Merikangas A, Klei L, Thiruvahindrapuram B, Xu X, Ziman R, Wang ZZ, Vorstman JAS, Thompson A, Regan R, Pilorge M, Pellecchia G, Pagnamenta AT, Oliveira B, Marshall CR, Magalhaes TR, Lowe JK, Howe JL, Griswold AJ, Gilbert J, Duketis E, Dombroski BA, De Jonge MV, Cuccaro M, Crawford EL, Correia CT, Conroy J, Conceicao IC, Chiocchetti AG, Casey JP, Cai G, Cabrol C, Bolshakova N, Bacchelli E, Anney R, Gallinger S, Cotterchio M, Casey G, Zwaigenbaum L, Wittemeyer K, Wing K, Wallace S, van Engeland H, Tryfon A, Thomson S, Soorya L, Roge B, Roberts W, Poustka F, Mouga S, Minshew N, McInnes LA, McGrew SG, Lord C, Leboyer M, Le Couteur AS, Kolevzon A, Gonzalez PJ, Jacob S, Holt R, Guter S, Green J, Green A, Gillberg C, Fernandez BA, Duque F, Delorme R, Dawson G, Chaste P, Cafe C, Brennan S, Bourgeron T, Bolton PF, Bolte S, Bernier R, Baird G, Bailey AJ, Anagnostou E, Almeida J, Wijsman EM, Vieland VJ, Vicente AM, Schellenberg GD, Pericak-Vance M, Paterson AD, Parr JR, Oliveira G, Nurnberger JI, Monaco AP, Maestrini E, Klauck SM, Hakonarson H, Haines JL, Geschwind DH, Freitag CM, Folstein SE, Ennis S, Coon H, Battaglia A, Szatmari P, Sutcliffe JS, Hallmayer J, Gill M, Cook EH, Buxbaum JD, Devlin B, Gallagher L, Betancur C, Scherer SW. Convergence of Genes and Cellular Pathways Dysregulated in Autism Spectrum Disorders. American Journal of Human Genetics 2014, 94(5), 677-694.
  • Maskey M, Lowry J, Rodgers J, McConachie H, Parr J. Reducing specific phobia/fear in young people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) through a virtual reality environment intervention. PLoS ONE 2014, 9(7), e100374.
  • Parr JR, Weldon E, Pennington L, Steen N, Williams J, Fairhurst C, O'Hare A, Lodh R, Colver A. The drooling reduction intervention trial (DRI): a single blind trial comparing the efficacy of glycopyrronium and hyoscine on drooling in children with neurodisability. Trials 2014, 15(60).
  • Maskey M, Warnell F, Parr J, LeCouteur A, McConachie H. Emotional and Behavioural Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2013, 43(4), 851-859.
  • South M, Chamberlain PD, Wigham S, Newton T, Le Couteur A, McConachie H, Gray L, Freeston M, Parr J, Kirwan CB, Rodgers J. Enhanced decision making and risk avoidance in high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Neuropsychology 2013, n/a, n/a.
  • Lee SH, Ripke S, Neale BM, Faraone SV, Purcell SM, Perlis RH, Mowry BJ, Thapar A, Goddard ME, Witte JS, Absher D, Agartz I, Akil H, Amin F, Andreassen OA, Anjorin A, Anney R, Anttila V, Arking DE, Asherson P, Azevedo MH, Backlund L, Badner JA, Bailey AJ, Banaschewski T, Barchas JD, Barnes MR, Barrett TB, Bass N, Battaglia A, Bauer M, Bayes M, Bellivier F, Bergen SE, Berrettini W, Betancur C, Bettecken T, Biederman J, Binder EB, Black DW, Blackwood DHR, Bloss CS, Boehnke M, Boomsma DI, Breen G, Breuer R, Bruggeman R, Cormican P, Buccola NG, Buitelaar JK, Bunney WE, Buxbaum JD, Byerley WF, Byrne EM, Caesar S, Cahn W, Cantor RM, Casas M, Chakravarti A, Chambert K, Choudhury K, Cichon S, Cloninger CR, Collier DA, Cook EH, Coon H, Cormand B, Corvin A, Coryell WH, Craig DW, Craig IW, Crosbie J, Cuccaro ML, Curtis D, Czamara D, Datta S, Dawson G, Day R, De Geus EJ, Degenhardt F, Djurovic S, Donohoe GJ, Doyle AE, Duan JB, Dudbridge F, Duketis E, Ebstein RP, Edenberg HJ, Elia J, Ennis S, Etain B, Fanous A, Farmer AE, Ferrier IN, Flickinger M, Fombonne E, Foroud T, Frank J, Franke B, Fraser C, Freedman R, Freimer NB, Freitag CM, Friedl M, Frisen L, Gallagher L, Gejman PV, Georgieva L, Gershon ES, Geschwind DH, Giegling I, Gill M, Gordon SD, Gordon-Smith K, Green EK, Greenwood TA, Grice DE, Gross M, Grozeva D, Guan WH, Gurling H, De Haan L, Haines JL, Hakonarson H, Hallmayer J, Hamilton SP, Hamshere ML, Hansen TF, Hartmann AM, Hautzinger M, Heath AC, Henders AK, Herms S, Hickie IB, Hipolito M, Hoefels S, Holmans PA, Holsboer F, Hoogendijk WJ, Hottenga JJ, Hultman CM, Hus V, Ingason A, Ising M, Jamain S, Jones EG, Jones I, Jones L, Tzeng JY, Kahler AK, Kahn RS, Kandaswamy R, Keller MC, Kennedy JL, Kenny E, Kent L, Kim Y, Kirov GK, Klauck SM, Klei L, Knowles JA, Kohli MA, Koller DL, Konte B, Korszun A, Krabbendam L, Krasucki R, Kuntsi J, Kwan P, Landen M, Langstrom N, Lathrop M, Lawrence J, Lawson WB, Leboyer M, Ledbetter DH, Lee PH, Lencz T, Lesch KP, Levinson DF, Lewis CM, Li J, Lichtenstein P, Lieberman JA, Lin DY, Linszen DH, Liu CY, Lohoff FW, Loo SK, Lord C, Lowe JK, Lucae S, MacIntyre DJ, Madden PAF, Maestrini E, Magnusson PKE, Mahon PB, Maier W, Malhotra AK, Mane SM, Martin CL, Martin NG, Mattheisen M, Matthews K, Mattingsdal M, McCarroll SA, McGhee KA, McGough JJ, McGrath PJ, McGuffin P, McInnis MG, McIntosh A, McKinney R, McLean AW, McMahon FJ, McMahon WM, McQuillin A, Medeiros H, Medland SE, Meier S, Melle I, Meng F, Meyer J, Middeldorp CM, Middleton L, Milanova V, Miranda A, Monaco AP, Montgomery GW, Moran JL, Moreno-De-Luca D, Morken G, Morris DW, Morrow EM, Moskvina V, Muglia P, Muhleisen TW, Muir WJ, Muller-Myhsok B, Murtha M, Myers RM, Myin-Germeys I, Neale MC, Nelson SF, Nievergelt CM, Nikolov I, Nimgaonkar V, Nolen WA, Nothen MM, Nurnberger JI, Nwulia EA, Nyholt DR, O'Dushlaine C, Oades RD, Olincy A, Oliveira G, Olsen L, Ophoff RA, Osby U, Owen MJ, Palotie A, Parr JR, Paterson AD, Pato CN, Pato MT, Penninx BW, Pergadia ML, Pericak-Vance MA, Pickard BS, Pimm J, Piven J, Posthuma D, Potash JB, Poustka F, Propping P, Puri V, Quested DJ, Quinn EM, Ramos-Quiroga JA, Rasmussen HB, Raychaudhuri S, Rehnstrom K, Reif A, Ribases M, Rice JP, Rietschel M, Roeder K, Roeyers H, Rossin L, Rothenberger A, Rouleau G, Ruderfer D, Rujescu D, Sanders AR, Sanders SJ, Santangelo SL, Sergeant JA, Schachar R, Schalling M, Schatzberg AF, Scheftner WA, Schellenberg GD, Scherer SW, Schork NJ, Schulze TG, Schumacher J, Schwarz M, Scolnick E, Scott LJ, Shi JX, Shilling PD, Shyn SI, Silverman JM, Slager SL, Smalley SL, Smit JH, Smith EN, Sonuga-Barke EJS, St Clair D, State M, Steffens M, Steinhausen HC, Strauss JS, Strohmaier J, Stroup TS, Sutcliffe JS, Szatmari P, Szelinger S, Thirumalai S, Thompson RC, Todorov AA, Tozzi F, Treutlein J, Uhr M, van den Oord EJCG, Van Grootheest G, Van Os J, Vicente AM, Vieland VJ, Vincent JB, Visscher PM, Walsh CA, Wassink TH, Watson SJ, Weissman MM, Werge T, Wienker TF, Wijsman EM, Willemsen G, Williams N, Willsey AJ, Witt SH, Xu W, Young AH, Yu TW, Zammit S, Zandi PP, Zhang P, Zitman FG, Zollner S, Devlin B, Kelsoe JR, Sklar P, Daly MJ, O'Donovan MC, Craddock N, Sullivan PF, Smoller JW, Kendler KS, Wray NR, Cross-Disorder Group Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, Int Inflammatory Bowel Dis Genetic. Genetic relationship between five psychiatric disorders estimated from genome-wide SNPs. Nature Genetics 2013, 45(9), 984-994.
  • Pickles A, Parr JR, Rutter ML, De Jonge MV, Wallace S, Le Couteur AS, van Engeland H, Wittemeyer K, McConachie H, Roge B, Mantoulan C, Pedersen L, Isager T, Poustka F, Bolte P, Bolton P, Weisblatt E, Green J, Papanikolauo K, Bailey AJ. New Interview and Observation Measures of the Broader Autism Phenotype: Impressions of Interviewee Measure. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2013, 43(9), 2082-2089.
  • Winburn E, Charlton J, McConachie H, McColl E, Parr J, O'Hare A, Baird G, Gringras P, Wilson DC, Adamson A, Adams S, Le Couteur A. Parents' and Child Health Professionals' Attitudes Towards Dietary Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2013, n/a, n/a.
  • Colver AF, Merrick H, Deverill M, Lecouteur A, Parr J, Pearce MS, Rapley T, Vale L, Watson R, McConachie H, on behalf of the Transition Collaborative Group. Study protocol: longitudinal study of the transition of young people with complex health needs from child to adult health services. BMC Public Health 2013, 13(1), 675.
  • Parr J, Jolleff N, Gray L, Gibbs J, Williams J, McConachie H. Twenty years of research shows UK child development team provision still varies widely for children with disability. Child: Care, Health and Development 2013, 39(6), 903-907.
  • Anney R, Klei L, Pinto D, Almeida J, Bacchelli E, Baird G, Bolshakova N, Bolte S, Bolton PF, Bourgeron T, Brennan S, Brian J, Casey J, Conroy J, Correia C, Corsello C, Crawford EL, de Jonge M, Delorme R, Duketis E, Duque F, Estes A, Farrar P, Fernandez BA, Folstein SE, Fombonne E, Gilbert J, Gillberg C, Glessner JT, Green A, Green J, Guter SJ, Heron EA, Holt R, Howe JL, Hughes G, Hus V, Igliozzi R, Jacob S, Kenny GP, Kim C, Kolevzon A, Kustanovich V, Lajonchere CM, Lamb JA, Law-Smith M, Leboyer M, Le Couteur A, Leventhal BL, Liu XQ, Lombard F, Lord C, Lotspeich L, Lund SC, Magalhaes TR, Mantoulan C, McDougle CJ, Melhem NM, Merikangas A, Minshew NJ, Mirza GK, Munson J, Noakes C, Nygren G, Papanikolaou K, Pagnamenta AT, Parrini B, Paton T, Pickles A, Posey DJ, Poustka F, Ragoussis J, Regan R, Roberts W, Roeder K, Roge B, Rutter ML, Schlitt S, Shah N, Sheffield VC, Soorya L, Sousa I, Stoppioni V, Sykes N, Tancredi R, Thompson AP, Thomson S, Tryfon A, Tsiantis J, Van Engeland H, Vincent JB, Volkmar F, Vorstman JAS, Wallace S, Wing K, Wittemeyer K, Wood S, Zurawiecki D, Zwaigenbaum L, Bailey AJ, Battaglia A, Cantor RM, Coon H, Cuccaro ML, Dawson G, Ennis S, Freitag CM, Geschwind DH, Haines JL, Klauck SM, McMahon WM, Maestrini E, Miller J, Monaco AP, Nelson SF, Nurnberger JI, Oliveira G, Parr JR, Pericak-Vance MA, Piven J, Schellenberg GD, Scherer S, Vicente AM, Wassink TH, Wijsman EM, Betancur C, Buxbaum JD, Cook EH, Gallagher L, Gill M, Hallmayer J, Paterson AD, Sutcliffe JS, Szatmari P, Vieland VJ, Hakonarson H, Devlin B. Individual common variants exert weak effects on the risk for autism spectrum disorderspi. Human Molecular Genetics 2012, 21(21), 4781-4792.
  • Parr JR, Buswell CA, Banerjee K, Fairhurst C, Williams J, OHare A, Pennington L. Management of drooling in children: a survey of UK paediatricians' clinical practice. Child: Care, Health and Development 2012, 38(2), 287-291.
  • Palmer E, Ketteridge C, Parr JR, Baird G, LeCouteur A. Autism spectrum disorder diagnostic assessments: improvements since publication of the National Autism Plan for Children. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2011, 96(5), 473-475.
  • Parr J, Wittemeyer K, LeCouteur A. Commentary: The Broader Autism Phenotype Implications for Research & Clinical Practice. In: Amaral, D., Geschwind, D., Dawson, G, ed. Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York, USA: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp.521-524.
  • Absoud M, Parr JR, Salt A, Dale N. Developing a schedule to identify social communication difficulties and autism spectrum disorder in young children with visual impairment. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2011, 53(3), 285-288.
  • Anney RJ, Kenny EM, ODushlaine C, Yaspan BL, Parkhomenka E, Buxbaum JD, Sutcliffe J, Gill M, Gallagher L, Bailey AJ, Fernandez BA, Szatmari P, Scherer SW, Patterson A, Marshall CR, Pinto D, Vincent JB, Fombonne E, Betancur C, Delorme R, Leboyer M, Bourgeron T, Mantoulan C, Roge B, Tauber M, Freitag CM, Poustka F, Duketis E, Klauck SM, Poustka A, Papanikolaou K, Tsiantis J, Gallagher L, Gill M, Anney R, Bolshakova N, Brennan S, Hughes G, McGrath J, Merikangas A, Ennis S, Green A, Casey JP, Conroy JM, Regan R, Shah N, Maestrini E, Bacchelli E, Minopoli F, Stoppioni V, Battaglia A, Igliozzi R, Parrini B, Tancredi R, Oliveira G, Almeida J, Duque F, Vicente A, Correia C, Magalhaes TR, Gillberg C, Nygren G, Jonge MD, VanEngeland H, Vorstman JA, Wittemeyer K, Baird G, Bolton PF, Rutter ML, Green J, Lamb JA, Pickles A, Parr JR, Couteur AL, Berney T, McConachie H, Wallace S, Coutanche M, Foley S, White K, Monaco AP, Holt R, Farrar P, Pagnamenta AT, Mirza GK, Ragoussis J, Sousa I, Sykes N, Wing K, Hallmayer J, Cantor RM, Nelson SF, Geschwind DH, Abrahams BS, Volkmar F, PericakVance MA, Cuccaro ML, Gilbert J, Cook EH, Guter SJ, Jacob S, Nurnberger JI, McDougle CJ, Posey DJ, Lord C, Corsello C, Hus V, Buxbaum JD, Kolevzon A, Soorya L, Parkhomenko E, Leventhal BL, Dawson G, Vieland VJ, Hakonarson H, Glessner JT, Kim C, Wang K, Schellenberg GD, Devlin B, Klei L, Minshew N, Sutcliffe JS, Haines JL, Lund SC, Thomson S, Yaspan BL, Coon H, Miller J, McMahon WM, Munson J, Estes A, Wijsman EM. Gene-ontology enrichment analysis in two independent family-based samples highlights biologically palusible processes for autism spectrum disorder. European Journal of Human Genetics 2011, 19(10), 1082-1089.
  • Watson R, Parr J, Joyce C, May C, LeCouteur A. Models of transitional care for young people with complex health needs: a scoping review. Child: Care, Health and Development 2011, 37(6), 780-791.
  • Vieland VJ, Hallmayer J, Huang Y, Pagnamenta AT, Pinto D, Khan H, Monaco AP, Paterson AD, Scherer SW, Sutcliffe JS, Szatmari P, Parr JR. Novel method for combined likage and genome-wide association analysis finds evidence of distinct genetic architecture for two subtypes of autism. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2011, 3(2), 113-123.
  • Gray L, Ansell P, Baird G, Parr JR. The continuing challenge of diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children with Down syndrome. Child: Care, Health and Development 2011, 37(4), 459-461.
  • Parr J, Le Couteur A. What is the Broader Autism Phenotype?. In: Bolte, S., Hallmayer, J, ed. Autism Spectrum Conditions: FAQs on Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Atypical Autism Answered by International Experts. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: Hogrefe Publishing, 2011, pp.521-524.
  • Anney R, Klei L, Pinto D, Regan R, Conroy J, Magalhaes TR, Correia C, Abrahams BS, Sykes N, Pagnamenta AT, Almeida J, Bacchelli E, Bailey AJ, Baird G, Battaglia A, Berney T, Bolshakova N, Bolte S, Bolton PF, Bourgeron T, Brennan S, Brian J, Carson AR, Casallo G, Casey J, Chu SH, Cochrane L, Corsello C, Crawford EL, Crossett A, Dawson G, de Jonge M, Delorme R, Drmic I, Duketis E, Duque F, Estes A, Farrar P, Fernandez BA, Folstein SE, Fombonne E, Freitag CM, Gilbert J, Gillberg C, Glessner JT, Goldberg J, Green J, Guter SJ, Hakonarson H, Heron EA, Hill M, Holt R, Howe JL, Hughes G, Hus V, Igliozzi R, Kim C, Klauck SM, Kolevzon A, Korvatska O, Kustanovich V, Lajonchere CM, Lamb JA, Laskawiec M, Leboyer M, Le Couteur A, Leventhal BL, Lionel AC, Liu XQ, Lord C, Lotspeich L, Lund SC, Maestrini E, Mahoney W, Mantoulan C, Marshall CR, McConachie H, McDougle CJ, McGrath J, McMahon WM, Melhem NM, Merikangas A, Migita O, Minshew NJ, Mirza GK, Munson J, Nelson SF, Noakes C, Noor A, Nygren G, Oliveira G, Papanikolaou K, Parr JR, Parrini B, Paton T, Pickles A, Piven J, Osey DJ, Poustka A, Poustka F, Prasad A, Ragoussis J, Renshaw K, Rickaby J, Roberts W, Roeder K, Roge B, Rutter ML, Bierut LJ, Rice JP, Salt J, Sansom K, Sato D, Segurado R, Senman L, Shah N, Sheffield VC, Soorya L, Sousa I, Stoppioni V, Strawbridge C, Tancredi R, Tansey K, Thiruvahindrapduram B, Thompson AP, Thomson S, Tryfon A, Tsiantis J, Van Engeland H, Vincent JB, Volkmar F, Wallace S, Wang K, Wang ZZ, Wassink TH, Wing K, Wittemeyer K, Wood S, Yaspan BL, Zurawiecki D, Zwaigenbaum L, Betancur C, Buxbaum JD, Cantor RM, Cook EH, Coon H, Cuccaro ML, Gallagher L, Geschwind DH, Gill M, Haines JL, Miller J, Monaco AP, Nurnberger JI, Paterson AD, Pericak-Vance MA, Schellenberg GD, Scherer SW, Sutcliffe JS, Szatmari P, Vicente AM, Vieland VJ, Wijsman EM, Devlin B, Ennis S, Hallmayer J. A genome-wide scan for common alleles affecting risk for autism. Human Molecular Genetics 2010, 19(20), 4072-4082.
  • Pagnamenta AT, Bacchelli E, de Jonge MV, Mirza G, Scerri TS, Minopoli F, Chiocchetti A, Ludwig KU, Hoffmann P, Paracchini S, Lowy E, Harold DH, Chapman JA, Klauck SM, Poustka F, Houben RH, Staal WG, Ophoff RA, O'Donovan MC, Williams J, Northen MM, Schulte Korne G, Deloukas P, Ragoussis J, Bailey AJ, Maestrini E, Monaco AP, International Molecular Genetic Study Of Autism Consortium. Characterization of a family with rare deletions in CNTNAP5 and DOCK4 suggests novel risk loci for autism and dyslexia. Biological Psychiatry 2010, 68(4), 320-328.
  • Parr JR, Jayawant S, Buckley C, Vincent A. Childhood autoimmune myasthenia. In: Dale, R.C., Vincent, A, ed. Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disorders of the Nervous System in Children. London: MacKeith Press, 2010, pp.388-405.
  • Noor A, Whibley A, Marshall CR, Gianakopoulos PJ, Piton A, Carson AR, Orlic Milacic M, Lionel AC, Sato D, Pinto D, Drmic I, Noakes C, Senman L, Zhang X, Mo R, Gauthier J, Crosbie J, Pagnamenta AT, Munson J, Estes AM, Fiebig A, Franke A, Schreiber S, Stewart AF, Roberts R, McPherson R, Guter SJ, Cook EH, Dawson G, Schellenberg GD, Battaglia A, Maestrini E, Jeng L, Hutchison T, RajcanSeparovic E, Chudley AE, Lewis SM, Liu X, HOlden JJ, Fernandez B, Zwaigenbaum L, Bryson SE, Roberts W, Szatmari P, Gallagher L, Stratton MR, Gecz J, Brady AF, Schwartz CE, Schachar RJ, Monaco AP, Rouleau GA, Hui CC, Lucy RF, Scherer SW, Vincent JB, Autism Genome Project Consortium. Disruption at the PTCHD1 Locus on Xp22.11 in Autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. Science Translational Medicine 2010, 2(49), 68.
  • Parr J, Le Couteur A, Baird G, Rutter M, Pickles A, Fombonne E, Bailey A. Early Developmental Regression in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence from an International Multiplex Sample. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2010, 41(3), 332-340.
  • Wallace S, Sebastian C, Pellicano E, Parr J, Bailey A. Face Processing Abilities in Relatives of Individuals With ASD. Autism Research 2010, 3(6), 345-349.
  • Pinto D, Pagnamenta AT, Klei L, Anney R, Merico D, Regan R, Conroy J, Berney T, Le Couteur A, McConachie H, Parr JR. Functional impact of global rare copy number variation in autism spectrum disorders. Nature 2010, 466, 368–372.
  • Maestrini E, Pagnamenta AT, Lamb JA, Bacchelli E, Sykes NH, Sousa I, Toma C, Barnby G, Butler H, Winchester L, Scerri TS, Minopoli F, Reichert J, Cai G, Buxbaum JD, Korvatska O, Schellenberg GD, Dawson G, deBildt A, Minderaa RB, Mulder EJ, Morris AP, Bailey AJ, Monaco AP, IMGSAC. High-density SNP association study and copy number variation analysis of the AUTS1 and AUTS5 loci implicate the IMMP2L-DOCK4 gene region in autism susceptibility. Molecular Psychiatry 2010, 15(9), 954-968.
  • Holt R, Barnby G, Maestrini E, Bacchelli E, Brocklebank D, Sousa I, Mulder E, Kantojarvi K, Jarvela I, Klauck SM, Poustka F, Bailey AJ, Monaco AP, The International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium, Newcastle Site: Le Couteur, A. Principal Investigator. Linkage and Candidate Gene Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorders in European Populations. European Journal of Human Genetics 2010, 18(9), 1013-1019.
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  • Pagnamenta AT, Wing K, Sadighi AE, Knight SJ, Bolte S, Schmotzer G, Duketis E, Poustka F, Klauck SM, Poustka A, Ragoussis J, Bailey AJ, Monaco AP, International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium (IMGSAC). A 15q13.3 microdeletion segregating with autism. European Journal of Human Genetics 2009, 17(5), 687-692.
  • Absoud M, Parr J, Pretorius P, Zaiwalla Z, Jayawant S. A novel ARX phenotype: Rapid neurodegeneration with Ohtahara Syndrome and a dyskinetic movement disorder. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2009, 52(3), 305-307.
  • Parr JR. BMJ Best Practice: Autism. London: British Medical Journal, 2009. Available at: http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/monograph/379.html.
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  • Sykes NH, Toma C, Wilson N, Volpi EV, Sousa I, Pagnamenta AT, Tancredi R, Battaglia A, Maestrini E, Bailey AJ, Monaco AP, International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium (IMGSAC). Copy number variation and association analysis of SHANK3 as a candidate gene for autism in the IMGSAC collection. European Journal of Human Genetics 2009, 17, 1347-1353.
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  • Gong X, Bacchelli E, Blasi F, Toma C, Betancur C, Chaste P, Delorme R, Durand CM, Fauchereau F, Botros HG, Leboyer M, Mouren-Simeoni M-C, Nygren G, Anckarsäter H, Rastam M, Gillberg IC, Gillberg C, Moreno-De-Luca D, Carone S, Nummela I, Rossi M, Battaglia A, The International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium (IMGSAC), Jarvela I, Maestrini E, Bourgeron T. Analysis of X chromosome inactivation in autism spectrum disorders. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics 2008, 147B(6), 830-835.
  • Parr JR. Autism. UK: BMJ Group, 2008.
  • Liu XQ, Paterson AD, Szatmaric P, Autism Genome Project Consortium. Genome-wide linkage analyses of quantitative and categorical autism subphenotypes. Biological Psychiatry 2008, 64(7), 561-570.
  • Lang TF, Parr JR, Matthews EE, Gray RG, Bonham JR, Kay JD. Practical difficulties in the diagnosis of transient non-ketotic hyperglycinaemia. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2008, 50(2), 175-179.
  • Andrew M, Parr JR, Stacey R, Hart Y, Pretorius P, Nijhawan S, Zaiwalla Z, Rosenfeld JV, McShane MA. Transcallosal Resection of Hypothalamic Hamartoma in Children with Gelastic Seizures. Child's Nervous System 2008, 24(2), 275-279.
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  • Parr JR, Green A, Joint C, Andrew M, Gregory R, Scott R, McShane MA, Aziz T. Deep Brain Stimulation in childhood: An effective treatment for Idiopathic Dystonia. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2007, 92(8), 708-711.
  • Toma C, Rossi M, Sousa I, Blasi F, Bacchelli E, Alen R, Vanhala R, Monaco AP, Jarveka I, Maestrini E, IMGSAC. Is ASMT a susceptibility gene for autism spectrum disorders?. Molecular Psychiatry 2007, 12(11), 977-979.
  • Morten K, Ashley N, Wijburg F, Hadzic N, Parr JR, Jayawant S, Adams S, Bindoff L, Bakker H, Mieli-Vergani G, Poulton J. Liver mtDNA content increases during development: A comparison of the methods and the importance of age and tissue specific controls for the diagnosis of mtDNA depletion. Mitochondrion 2007, 7(6), 386-395.
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  • Jayawant S, Parr JR. Outcome following subdural haemorrhages in infancy. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2007, 92(4), 343-347.
  • Blasi F, et al, The IMGSAC. Absence of coding mutations in the X-Linked Absence of coding mutations in the X-Linked genes Neuroligin 3 and Neuroligin 4 in individuals with autism from the IMGSAC collection. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics 2006, 141(3), 220-221.
  • Parr JR, Pang K, Mollett A, Zaiwalla Z, Selway R, McCormick D, Jayawant S. Epilepsy responds to vagus nerve stimulation in ring chromosome 20 syndrome. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2006, 48(1), 80.
  • Parr JR, Lamb J, Bailey AJ, Monaco AP. Response to paper by Molloy et al.: Linkage on 21q and 7q in autism subset with regression. Molecular Psychiatry 2006, 11(7), 617-619.
  • Lamb JA, Barnby G, Bonora E, Sykes N, Bacchelli E, Blasi F, Maestrini E, Broxholme J, Tzenova J, Weeks D, Bailey AJ, Monaco AP, International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium. Analysis of the IMGSAC autism susceptibility loci: evidence for sex-limited and parent-of-origin specific effects. Journal of Medical Genetics 2005, 42, 132-137.
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  • Barnby G, Abbott A, Sykes N, Morris A, Weeks DE, Lamb J, Bailey AJ, Monaco AP, International Molecular Genetics Study of Autism Consortium (IMGSAC). Candidate-Gene Screening and Association Analysis at the Autism-Susceptibility Locus on Chromosome 16p: Evidence of Association at GRIN2A and ABAT. Journal of Human Genetics 2005, 76(6), 950-966.
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  • Bonora E, Beyer KS, Lamb JA, Parr JR, Klauck SM, Benner A, Poustka A, Paolucci M, Abbott A, Ragoussis I, Bailey AJ, Monaco AP, IMGSAC. Analysis of Reelin as a candidate gene for autism. Molecular Psychiatry 2003, 8(10), 885-892.
  • Parr JR, Ward A, Inman S. Current Practice in the Management of ADHD. Child: Care, Health and Development 2003, 29(3), 215-218.
  • Bailey A, Parr J. Implications of the broader phenotype for concepts of autism; General Discussion; Final Discussion. In: Bock, G., Goode, J, ed. Autism: Neural Basis and Treatment Possibilities. Chichester, UK; Hoboken, New Jersey, USA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2003, pp.26-41, 109-111, 281-297.
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  • Newbury DF, Bonora E, Lamb JA, Fisher SE, Lai CSL, Baird G, Slonims V, Stott CM, Merricks MJ, Bolton PF, Bailey AJ, Monaco AP, International Molecular Consortium. FOXP2 Is Not a Major Susceptibility Gene for autism or Specific Language Impairment. American Journal of Human Genetics 2002, 70(5), 1318-1327.
  • Beyer KS, Blasi F, Bacchelli E, Klauck SM, Maestrini E, Poustka A, International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium (IMGSAC). Mutation analysis of the coding sequence of the MECP2 gene in infantile autism. Human Genetics 2002, 111(4-5), 305-309.
  • Bonora E, Bacchelli E, Levy ER, Blasi F, Marlow A, Monaco AP, Maestrini E, International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium (IMGSAC). Mutation screening and imprinting analysis of four candidate genes for autism in the 7q32 region. Molecular Psychiatry 2002, 7(3), 289-301.
  • Parr J, Baird G, Le Couteur A, Rutter M, Bailey A, IMGSAC. Phenotypic characteristics of autistic regression in an international multiplex sample. In: American Journal of Medical Genetics: 10th World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. 2002, Brussels, Belgium: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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