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Dr Lisa Quadt

Dr Lisa Quadt

Dr Lisa Quadt (PhD)

Research Fellow
E: L.Quadt@bsms.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)1273 876771
Location: Trafford Centre for Medical Research, BSMS, University of Sussex, BN1 9RY

Areas of expertise: Cognitive Neuroscience; Clinical Neuroscience

Research areas: Neurodivergence; Brain-body interactions; Connective tissue disorders; Joint hypermobility; Complex chronic physical and mental health conditions

Twitter:@LisaQuadt

Biography

Lisa is a cognitive neuroscientist whose interest in the central and autonomic nervous system, and the interactions between mind, brain and body are applied to the understanding of neurodivergent individuals. She is a research fellow within the Department of Neuroscience at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex. She attained her PhD at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, taking an interdisciplinary approach towards a theoretical framework for social cognition that integrated philosophy, cognitive psychology, predictive processing and social neuroscience. Since 2017, at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, she has led the implementation and testing of interoceptive training studies, neuroimaging, behavioural, and self-report studies in clinical and neurodivergent populations.

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Research

Lisa’s interests lie in the neurovisceral characterizations of neurodivergent populations, and how we can understand both vulnerabilities and strengths in neurodiversity. She is passionate about equal access to healthcare and recognizing the individuals for whom we do our research in all their complexity.

Publications

Quadt, L., Critchley, H., & Nagai, Y. (2022). Cognition, emotion, and the central autonomic network. Autonomic Neuroscience, 102948. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autneu.2022.102948

Csecs, J. L. L., Iodice, V., Rae, C. L., Brooke, A., Simmons, R., Quadt, L., . . . Eccles, J. A. (2022). Joint Hypermobility Links Neurodivergence to Dysautonomia and Pain [Original Research]. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.786916

Quadt, L., Garfinkel, S. N., Mulcahy, J. S., Larsson, D. E. O., Silva, M., Jones, A.-M., . . . Critchley, H. D. (2021). Interoceptive training to target anxiety in autistic adults (ADIE): A single-center, superiority randomized controlled trial. EClinicalMedicine, 39, 101042. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.101042

Strawson, W. H., Wang, H.-T., Quadt, L., Sherman, M., Larsson, D. E. O., Davies, G., . . . Garfinkel, S. N. (2021). Voice Hearing in Borderline Personality Disorder Across Perceptual, Subjective, and Neural Dimensions. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, pyab093. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijnp/pyab093

 Proff, I., Williams, G. L., Quadt, L., & Garfinkel, S. N. (2021). Sensory processing in autism across exteroceptive and interoceptive domains. Psychology & Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1037/pne0000262

 Hayward, M., Jones, A.-M., Strawson, W. H., Quadt, L., Larsson, D. E. O., Silva, M., . . . Garfinkel, S. N. (2021). A cross-sectional study of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations experienced by people with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Clinical psychology & psychotherapy. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2655

Iatridi, V., Quadt, L., Garfinkel, S. N., & Yeomans, M. R. (2021). Female sweet likers have enhanced cross-modal interoceptive abilities. Appetite, 157, 104954. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2020.104954

Quadt, L., Esposito, G. Critchtley, H., Garfinkel, S. (2020). Brain-body interactions underlying the association of loneliness with mental and physical health. Neuroscience & Biobehavioural Reviews, 116. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.06.015

Mulcahy, J.S., Davies, M., Quadt, L., Critchley, H.D. & Garfinkel, S.N. (2019). Interoceptive awareness mitigates deficits in emotional prosody recognition in Autism. Biological Psychology, 149(2019). doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2019.05.011

Quadt, L., Critchley, H. D., & Garfinkel, S. (2018). The neurobiology of interoception in health and disease. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 0(0). doi: 1111/nyas.13915