Skip to main content

About Rob Nicolson

Dr. Rob Nicolson is a psychiatrist and associate scientist at the Children's Health Research Institute (CHRI) specializing in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Intellectual Disability.

Children's Health Collaborators: Elizabeth Hayden and Kathy Speechley

His research with the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program at the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre is devoted to the understanding and treatment of children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Nicolson is also a psychiatrist in the Autism Spectrum Disorder program at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) in London.


Dr. Nicolson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Chair of the Developmental Disabilities Program at Western University. Dr. Nicolson completed medical school at Western University before moving to The University of Toronto to do his residency in psychiatry. He worked as a visiting scientist in the Child Psychiatry Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health in the United States before returning to London.

Dr. Nicolson’s research is devoted to the understanding and treatment of children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal articles and has presented more than 100 abstracts at scientific conferences. As an investigator or co-investigator, he has held grants totaling almost $30 million.

Dr. Nicolson is a child psychiatrist whose practice is largely devoted to children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability. He is a psychiatrist in the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program at Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre and in the Autism Spectrum Disorder program at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) in London.


I am a child psychiatrist whose practice and research is largely devoted to children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability.
I completed medical school at Western University before moving to The University of Toronto to do my residency in psychiatry.
I worked as a visiting scientist in the Child Psychiatry Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health in the United States before returning to London.

Research Interest Area: Mental health and behavioural disorders; Medical imaging and diagnostics

Research Overview
My research team is focused on the etiology and treatment of children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders - specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability. In collaboration with colleagues in Toronto, Hamilton, and Kingston, our team is currently involved in studies examining the behavioural characterization of these conditions as well as magnetic resonance imaging studies of the brain. Further, we are participating in several treatment studies investigating novel pharmacological treatments for these disorders.

Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Psychopharmacology, Brain Imaging

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Western University Department of Psychiatry
to
Present Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute ‐ Children's Health Research Institute (CHRI)
to

Disciplines



$
to
Enter a valid date range.

to
Enter a valid date range.