Inês graduated from University College London with a MSci in Natural Sciences, specialising in Brain, Behaviour and Cognition. She then went on to complete a PhD at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (IoPPN, King’s College London) on fetal and infant brain development in individuals with and without a familial risk of autism spectrum disorder. During her time at King’s, Inês also worked as a postgraduate teaching assistant on the BSc Psychology and MSc Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences. Inês now works as a Research Officer for the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF). She writes here in a personal capacity.