Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Dr Marc Woodbury-Smith

Clinical Senior Lecturer/Hon Consultant


I am a clinical senior lecturer involved in research that focuses on the genetics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  I also work as an honorary consultant psychiatrist in the Complex Neurodevelopmental Disorder service (CNDS), providing tertiary level assessment for children who have, or are suspected of having, ASD. I previously worked as an Associate Professor at McMaster University in Canada and Associate Investigator at the Centre for Applied Genomics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, a role that I continue.I have postdoctoral training in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics (STAGE program, University of Toronto).


MB ChB, Dundee University

MPhil, Cambridge University

PhD Cambridge University

MRCPsych, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London

Editorial positions

2015 - current Associate Editor, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

2015- current Editorial Board, British Journal of Learning Disabilities


Associate Investigator, The Centre for Applied Genomics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON