Upcoming Events

Neuroimaging Society in ALS meeting Dec 05, 2018 - Dec 06, 2018 — Chancellor's Building, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB
Edinburgh Imaging Alliance festive networking event Dec 11, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Room G07, Informatics Building, University of Edinburgh
'Brain Health: a small matter of the blood vessels' public lecture Dec 13, 2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM — Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG
European Molecular Imaging Meeting 2019 Mar 19, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019 — Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow
2nd International Conference on Medical Imaging with Deep Learning Jul 08, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019 — ICL South Kensington Campus, London

Dr Justin Williams

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Position: Senior Clinical Lecturer

Interests:

I am a practising child and adolescent psychiatrist at the University of Aberdeen and Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital in Scotland. I also have a long-standing interest in evolutionary biology. After medical school and some time as a junior doctor, I took some time out to study Lyme disease and tick ecology in wild mouse populations up on the West Coast of Scotland. I have continued to mix interests in evolutionary biology and psychiatry, and since moving to Aberdeen have also developed an interest in neuroimaging. The interests have converged on the ‘mirror neuron’ hypothesis of autism, that has lain at the centre of my research interests for the past 10 years.

Institute: University of Aberdeen

Department: Institutes Applied Health Sciences, Mental Health


Research Themes

child and adolescent psychiatry; evolutionary biology and psychiatry; neuroimaging; 'mirror neuron' hypothesis of autism;

Key Publications
  • Williams JHG , Waiter GD, Perra O, Perrett DI, Whiten A. (2005) An FMRI Study of Joint Attention Experience. NeuroImage 25: 133-140
  • Williams JHG (2008) Self-Other Relations in Social Development and Autism: Multiple Roles for Mirror Neurons and Other Brain Bases. Autism Research 1: 73-90
  • Williams JHG, Waiter GD, Gilchrist A, Perrett DI, Murray AD, Whiten A. (2006) Neural mechanisms of imitation and 'Mirror Neuron' functioning in autistic spectrum disorder. Neuropsychologia. 44 (4): 610-21

Collaborators

Nouchine Hadjikhani International

Shirley Fecteu International

Mark Mon-Williams United Kingdom

Rob McIntosh Scotland

David Perrett Scotland

Gordon Waiter Scotland