Leila Dafner

Research Assistant

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development School of Psychology,
Birkbeck College Henry Wellcome Building,

Phone: +44 (0)20 7079 0757
Email: l.dafner@bbk.ac.uk


Research Interests

I am currently involved in the British Autism Study of Infant Siblings (BASIS), a collaborative research network for the study of infants at-risk of autism in the UK.



Bachelor of Arts with Honours (2010-2011)

First Class Honours in Psychology

Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Psychophysiology (2007-2009)

Vice-Chancellors Scholarship

Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia


Professional Development

ADOS-2 Training Course

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (July 2013)

Electrical Geodesics Inc. (EGI) International School

Electrical Geodesics Inc. (September 2013)

Hospital Research & Clinical Observation Internship

St Vincent Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (January 2010)


Publications and Conference Presentations

Dafner, L., Jones, E., Bedford, R., Webb, S. J., Johnson, M. H., & Charman, T. (2014). Exploring Measurement Invariance of Temperament Constructs in Infants at High Familial Risk for Autism. XIX International Conference for Infant Studies, Berlin.

Kaufman, J., Tarasuik, J. C., Dafner, L., Russell, J., Marshsall, S., & Meyer, D. (2013). Parent misperception of youngest child size. Current Biology, 23(24), 1085-1086.

Kaufman, J., Dafner, L., Mayes, A., Pigdon, L., & Leun, S. (2012). Electrophysiological measures of infant siblings of children with autism. Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Brisbane.

Dafner, L., Mayes, A., Tarasuik, J., & Kaufman, J. (2011). Early electrophysiological markers of autism spectrum disorders in young infants. AMAZE Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Forum, Melbourne.