Eva Loth is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London (KCL) and the Principal Investigator of RESPECT 4 Neurodevelopment. She also serves as Deputy Director of AIMS-2-TRIALS, which is a large-scale European consortium aimed at developing precision healthcare for autism. Her work combines developmental, cognitive and neuroimaging approaches to better understand the relationships between social, emotional, motivational and cognitive processes in ‘typical development’ and neurodevelopmental conditions. Her team currently develops a suite of new touch screen tests for pre-schoolers and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions to create a biobehavioural profile for each person.
I was motivated to lead this network because I have been working on precision health for autism for several years. I realised that its success chiefly depends on accurate neurotechnologies. To develop tools that are desired and accepted by users, reliable and that can be feasibly used in the clinic or home requires that all people involved work together from design to implementation.