Seminar – Clare Harrop, PhD – “Accelerating Our Understanding of Females on the Autism Spectrum”

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John D. Wiley Conference Center, Room T216
@ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Waisman Center

Clare Harrop, PhD
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

About the Speaker: Clare Harrop, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and investigator with both the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) and Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.  Dr. Harrop is a developmental psychologist who specializes in the application of multimodal and multi-informant approaches to characterize developmental trajectories in autism, with a large focus on the interplay between assigned sex and gender. Her research uses robust longitudinal methods and currently spans early childhood through to older adults.

Dr. Harrop completed her graduate training as part of the Preschool Autism Communication Trial (PACT) in the UK and postdoctoral training at UCLA’s Center for Autism Research and Treatment and UNC-CH. She has been the recipient of a CTSA-funded career development award (KL2) and is the PI of an NICHD-funded R01 focused on sex differential trajectories in autism. Dr. Harrop’s research has been funded through NICHD, NCATS, NIMH, the Eagles Autism Foundation, Autism Speaks and Autism Science Foundation. Dr. Harrop was selected as an NIH Future Research Leader in 2017 and Spectrum’s 40 under 40 in 2022.

For Further Information, Contact: Clark Kellogg at
The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant P50HD105353.

Clare Harrop, PhD