Miss Dewy Nijhof

  • Research Assistant (Mental Health & Wellbeing)
  • Affiliate, Affiliate (School of Psychology & Neuroscience)


Dewy completed her degree in Psychology at Radboud University in the Netherlands. During this time, she completed internships within the EU-AIMS projects (https://www.eu-aims.eu/), a multicentre collaboration aimed at identifying markers of autism using a mix of behavioural, biological and neuroscientific data. This sparked an interest in the complexity, diversity and mechanisms of autism. In particular, she has a strong interest in understanding individual differences and heterogeneity within the autism spectrum and their associations to behavioural, neurological or physical domains. She continued this interest by completing her degree in Brain Sciences at the University of Glasgow, where she focused on understanding inter- and intra-individual differences within the autism spectrum. Broadening the scope of her experience, she worked in the field of Public Health, focusing particularly on health inequalities in vulnerable groups within the community and digital technologies for healthcare use. Continuing to pursue both interests within the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory, she aims to gain a deeper understanding of health determinants, needs, and inequalities experienced by those with autism.

Research interests

  • Mental health
  • Public health
  • Individual differences
  • Brain imaging
  • Underlying mechanisms


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