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Degrees and Honours

BA, Liberal Arts and Sciences, university College Utrecht; MSc, Cognitive Neuroscience, Utrecht university; PhD, Psychiatry, Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Cambridge


Amber Ruigrok is a research Associate at the Autism Research Centre, Dept of Psychiatry and Fellow of Lucy Cavendish. She provides small-group teaching (supervising) for the Psychology & Behavioural Sciences Tripos and Graduate Medicine course.

Research Interests

Amber's PhD research investigated how testosterone and variation in the androgen receptor may be involved in the development of sex differences in human brain white matter in the typically developing population. Based on these findings and previous work on sex differences in autism brain structure, her current research mostly focusses on sex differences in brain structure in typically developing individuals and individuals with autism. She is also very interested in network organisation and how this changes across development, particularly how puberty influences brain maturation.

Publications can be seen here.