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Kate's research aims to fill the gap between genetic diagnosis and day-to-day problems for individuals with intellectual disability and their families.  Kate applies cognitive neuroscience methods to characterise developmental disorders of known genetic origin, understand mechanisms, and work toward effective treatments.  She wants to understand how subtle genetic differences influence neuronal function and neural systems to drastically constrain the emergence of cognitive abilities such as communication and social interaction.  More broadly, she aims to contribute to a better evidence base for person-centred and family-centred practice of genomic medicine.