Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan

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Blandine French

Research fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


Recent Publications

Past Research

Current Status

PhD (full-time) - currently registered

Research Topic Title

ADHD awareness in Primary Care

Research Summary

This project aims to explore the awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) in NHS primary care and how a brief intervention could enhance knowledge about ADHD, facilitating better access to care

Research Interests



Developmental disorders

Developmental psychology

Research Supervisor/s

Prof David Daley


Prof Kapil Sayal


Primary Funding Source/s

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Project title: Parietal and cerebellar control of reaching and grasping and its dysfunction in developmental coordination disorder

This study aims to investigate hand-eye coordination in children aged 7 to 10 years by administering a battery of cognitive and movement tests, particularly how long it takes children with and without DCD to alter their movement when reaching to grasp an illuminated ping pong ball when the illumination switches from one ball to another - in the "double step" reaching paradigm.

In a second stage, participants will be recruited after they have taken part in the first eye-hand coordination tests. We will use a series of quick and simple brain scanning techniques to take images of the children's brains, and relate these to their hand-eye coordination ability.

Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan

The University of Nottingham
School of Medicine
Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology Institute of Mental Health
Innovation Park, Triumph Road
Nottingham, NG7 2TU