The team


Professor Melissa Hines Professor of Psychology

Melissa is the study’s Principal Investigator and a lecturing professor at the University of Cambridge. She has worked with individuals with CAH and published scientific papers on CAH for over 25 years.


Dr Debra Spencer Research Associate

Debra is the lead researcher of the study, who carries out the research sessions and analyzes the data. She has previously worked on the Hormones & Child Behaviour study at the University of Cambridge as well as publishing numerous papers in leading journals.


Dr Carlo Acerini Senior Lecturer & Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist

Carlo is a consultant in the Department of Paediatrics at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He specializes in hormonal conditions and has been involved in numerous studies in this field.

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Dr Rieko Tadokoro-Cuccaro Research Assistant

Rieko also specializes in endocrinology and works in the Department of Paediatrics. She accesses medical information before and after the study session and recruits patients from NHS trusts across the region.

Beth Stevens Study Co-ordinator

Beth recruits and schedules participants for the study. She will be your first point of contact if you decide to participate!