Patricia Howlin is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.

Her principal research interests focus on trajectories of development in individuals with Williams syndrome and other developmental disorders and on factors related to outcome.

Professor Howlin is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Fellow of the international Society for Autism Research. She is President of the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes and past Chair of the UK Association of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. She is a founding editor of the journal “Autism” and author of over 200 research publications including many on Williams syndrome. Her most recent paper on Williams syndrome is: Royston, Waite & Howlin, (2019). Williams syndrome: recent advances in our understanding of cognitive, social and psychological functioning. Current opinion in psychiatry, 32(2), 60-66