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    Dr Joyce Whittington

    University Position
    Senior Research Associate


    Early research on specific learning disabilities - dyslexia - and associated cognitve deficits. For the last 10 years research has focussed on various prevalence, cognitive and behavioural aspects of Prader-Willi syndrome. Most of the latter is described in: Whittington JE, Holland AJ. Prader-Willi Syndrome:Development and Manifestations. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2004

    Key Publications

    A review of psychiatric conceptions of mental and behavioural disorders in Prader-Willi syndrome.

    Journal: Neurosci Biobehav Rev
    E-pub date: 1 Dec 2018
    Authors: J Whittington, A Holland

    . Prader-Willi Syndrome:Development and Manifestations.

    Journal: CUP book
    Year: 2004
    Authors: Whittington JE & Holland AH

    . The paradox of Prader-Willi syndrome: a genetic model of starvation.

    Journal: Lancet
    Year: 2003
    Authors: Holland AJ, Whittington JE, Hinton EC.

    Evidence for the independence of positive and negative well-being: implications for quality of life assessment.

    Journal: Br J Health Psychology
    Year: 2003
    Authors: Huppert FA, Whittington JE.


    Recognition of emotion in facial expression by people with Prader-Willi syndrome.

    Journal: J Intellect Disabil Res
    E-pub date: 1 Jan 2011
    Authors: J Whittington, T Holland

    Pre-, peri- and postnatal complications in Prader-Willi syndrome in a UK sample.

    Journal: Early Hum Dev
    E-pub date: 1 May 2008
    Authors: JE Whittington, JV Butler, AJ Holland

    Changing rates of genetic subtypes of Prader-Willi syndrome in the UK.

    Journal: Eur J Hum Genet
    E-pub date: 1 Jan 2007
    Authors: JE Whittington, JV Butler, AJ Holland

    Developing an understanding of skin picking in people with Prader-Willi syndrome: A structured literature review and re-analysis of existing data. Neurosci Biobehav Rev.2020. 112:48-61

    Journal: Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews
    Year: 2020
    Authors: Whittington JE, Holland AJ