Meet the Manchester team

iBASIS is lead by a team of researchers at the University of Manchester, in collaboration with the British Autism Study of Infant Siblings.

BASIS is a collaborative research network for studying the development of siblings of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The network is co-ordinated by staff at The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck, University of London.

The iBASIS office is based at The University of Manchester in the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health; however the team work across the North-West, parts of Yorkshire and South Humberside.

Principal Investigator

Professor Jonathan Green is the Principal Investigator on the trial. Professor Green is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The University of Manchester.


The Co-Investigator on the trial is Dr Ming Wai Wan. Dr Wan is a Lecturer in Developmental Psychology.

Research Assistant

The study office is co-ordinated by Ami Brooks. Ami is a Research Assistant in the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology. 

Research Therapist

The research therapist based in the North of England is Janet McNally. Janet is trained as a Social Worker and a Speech and Language Therapist.

Janet is currently supervised by Carol Taylor. Carol is a Speech and Language Therapist who worked on the PACT Study and is currently a Research Associate in the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology.