Carrie Allison

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Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST): sex differences
    Joanna G Williams
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1731-9. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Toward brief “Red Flags” for autism screening: The Short Autism Spectrum Quotient and the Short Quantitative Checklist for Autism in toddlers in 1,000 cases and 3,000 controls [corrected]
    Carrie Allison
    Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University, Department of Psychiatry, UK
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 51:202-212.e7. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint The Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test (CAST): test-retest reliability in a high scoring sample
    Carrie Allison
    University of Cambridge, UK
    Autism 11:173-85. 2007
  4. doi request reprint The Q-CHAT (Quantitative CHecklist for Autism in Toddlers): a normally distributed quantitative measure of autistic traits at 18-24 months of age: preliminary report
    Carrie Allison
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AH, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1414-25. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Service provision for autism in mainland China: preliminary mapping of service pathways
    Xiang Sun
    Institute of Public Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, University of Cambridge, CB2 0SR, UK Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, University of Cambridge, CB2 2AH, UK Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 98:87-94. 2013
  6. doi request reprint The Mandarin Chinese version of the childhood autism spectrum test (CAST): test-retest reliability
    Xiang Sun
    Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, University of Cambridge, CB2 0SR, UK Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, University of Cambridge, CB2 2AH, UK Electronic address
    Res Dev Disabil 34:3267-75. 2013
  7. pmc A Pooled Genome-Wide Association Study of Asperger Syndrome
    Varun Warrier
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 10:e0131202. 2015
  8. doi request reprint Service provision for autism in mainland China: a service providers' perspective
    Xiang Sun
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Forvie Site, Robinson Way CB2 0SR, UK
    Res Dev Disabil 34:440-51. 2013
  9. pmc Cognition in males and females with autism: similarities and differences
    Meng Chuan Lai
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e47198. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint The CAST (Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test): test accuracy
    Jo Williams
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, UK
    Autism 9:45-68. 2005

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Publications39

  1. doi request reprint The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST): sex differences
    Joanna G Williams
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1731-9. 2008
    ..We conclude that different profiles of social and communication skills in boys and girls must be taken into account when measuring these skills in the general population...
  2. doi request reprint Toward brief “Red Flags” for autism screening: The Short Autism Spectrum Quotient and the Short Quantitative Checklist for Autism in toddlers in 1,000 cases and 3,000 controls [corrected]
    Carrie Allison
    Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University, Department of Psychiatry, UK
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 51:202-212.e7. 2012
    ..The aim was to identify 10 items on the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) (Adult, Adolescent, and Child versions) and on the Quantitative Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (Q-CHAT) with good test accuracy...
  3. ncbi request reprint The Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test (CAST): test-retest reliability in a high scoring sample
    Carrie Allison
    University of Cambridge, UK
    Autism 11:173-85. 2007
    ..The correlation between the two test scores was 0.67 (Spearman's rho). The CAST shows moderate test-retest reliability in a high scoring sample, further evidence that it is a relatively robust screening tool for epidemiological research...
  4. doi request reprint The Q-CHAT (Quantitative CHecklist for Autism in Toddlers): a normally distributed quantitative measure of autistic traits at 18-24 months of age: preliminary report
    Carrie Allison
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AH, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1414-25. 2008
    ..8 (7.7)). The intraclass correlation for test-retest reliability was 0.82 (n = 330). The distribution in the control group was close to normal. Full examination of the clinical validity of the Q-CHAT and test properties is underway...
  5. doi request reprint Service provision for autism in mainland China: preliminary mapping of service pathways
    Xiang Sun
    Institute of Public Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, University of Cambridge, CB2 0SR, UK Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, University of Cambridge, CB2 2AH, UK Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 98:87-94. 2013
    ..Delays in recognising ASC and a lack of support are also considered to be associated with the considerable financial burden placed on parents of children with ASC in mainland China. ..
  6. doi request reprint The Mandarin Chinese version of the childhood autism spectrum test (CAST): test-retest reliability
    Xiang Sun
    Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, University of Cambridge, CB2 0SR, UK Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, University of Cambridge, CB2 2AH, UK Electronic address
    Res Dev Disabil 34:3267-75. 2013
    ..The correlation between the scores at CAST-1 and CAST-2 was good (Spearman rho=0.73). The Mandarin CAST demonstrated moderate to good test-retest reliability as a screening instrument for ASC in an assessment sample in mainland China...
  7. pmc A Pooled Genome-Wide Association Study of Asperger Syndrome
    Varun Warrier
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 10:e0131202. 2015
    ..The effect sizes of the variants were modest, indicating that our study was not sufficiently powered to identify causal variants with precision. ..
  8. doi request reprint Service provision for autism in mainland China: a service providers' perspective
    Xiang Sun
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Forvie Site, Robinson Way CB2 0SR, UK
    Res Dev Disabil 34:440-51. 2013
    ..The structure of service provision for ASC is under-developed. There is an important need to establish coherent healthcare and education policies to support children with ASC and their families...
  9. pmc Cognition in males and females with autism: similarities and differences
    Meng Chuan Lai
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e47198. 2012
    ..However, in specific non-social cognitive domains, performance within ASC depends on sex. This suggests that in specific domains, cognitive profiles in ASC are modulated by sex...
  10. ncbi request reprint The CAST (Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test): test accuracy
    Jo Williams
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, UK
    Autism 9:45-68. 2005
    ..There is not currently enough evidence to recommend the use of the CAST as a screening test within a public health screening programme in the general population...
  11. ncbi request reprint The Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test (CAST): test-retest reliability
    Jo Williams
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, UK
    Autism 10:415-27. 2006
    ..The correlation between the two test scores was 0.83 (Spearman's rho). The CAST has shown good test-retest reliability, and now requires further investigation in a high-scoring sample...
  12. pmc Validation of existing diagnosis of autism in mainland China using standardised diagnostic instruments
    Xiang Sun
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK Department of Psychiatry, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK including Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Autism 19:1010-7. 2015
    ..91, p < 0.005, 95% confidence interval (0.81, 1.00)). The agreement between the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised was lower but still very good (AC1 = 0.83, p < 0.005). ..
  13. pmc Exploring the Underdiagnosis and Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Conditions in Beijing
    Xiang Sun
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Autism Res 8:250-60. 2015
    ..Using a comparable method, the preliminary prevalence estimate of ASC in mainland China is similar to that of those from developed countries...
  14. doi request reprint The Mandarin Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST): sex differences
    Xiang Sun
    Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Forvie Site, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, CB2 0SR, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 44:2137-46. 2014
    ..These results suggest that sex differences related to ASC are consistent across cultures...
  15. doi request reprint A review of healthcare service and education provision of Autism Spectrum Condition in mainland China
    Xiang Sun
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Forvie Site, Robinson Way CB2 0SR, UK
    Res Dev Disabil 34:469-79. 2013
    ..There were great financial problems faced by the parents of autistic children which were partly due to the under-developed healthcare and educational system for ASC...
  16. doi request reprint Are autism spectrum conditions more prevalent in an information-technology region? A school-based study of three regions in the Netherlands
    Martine T Roelfsema
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, CB2 8AH Cambridge, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:734-9. 2012
    ..Phase two is planned to validate school-reported cases using standardized diagnostic methods and to explore the possible causes for these differences...
  17. ncbi request reprint The Autism Spectrum Quotient: Children's Version (AQ-Child)
    Bonnie Auyeung
    Department of Psychiatry, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, Cambridge, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1230-40. 2008
    ..Factor analysis provided support for four of the five AQ-Child design subscales. Future studies should evaluate how the AQ-C performs in population screening...
  18. pmc Subgrouping siblings of people with autism: Identifying the broader autism phenotype
    Emily Ruzich
    Department of Psychiatry, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AH, UK
    Autism Res 9:658-65. 2016
    ..Autism Res 2016, 9: 658-665. © 2015 The Authors Autism Research published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of International Society for Autism Research. ..
  19. doi request reprint The Autism-Spectrum Quotient in Siblings of People With Autism
    Emily Ruzich
    Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK E R, H R
    Autism Res . 2016
    ..Autism Res 2016. © 2016 The Authors Autism Research published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of International Society for Autism Research...
  20. doi request reprint Psychometric properties of the Mandarin version of the Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST): an exploratory study
    Xiang Sun
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0SR, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 44:1565-76. 2014
    ..425). This study provided evidence for the CAST as a multidimensional measure for ASC screening in a Chinese population and also showed that the symptom manifestation of ASC in Chinese children shares similarity with western populations...
  21. doi request reprint Comparison between a Mandarin Chinese version of the Childhood Autism Spectrum Test and the Clancy Autism Behaviour Scale in mainland China
    Xiang Sun
    Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Forvie Site, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, CB2 0SR, UK Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, CB2 2AH, UK The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong Electronic address
    Res Dev Disabil 35:1599-608. 2014
    ..0002). The Mandarin CAST demonstrated a better validity in distinguishing children with ASC from children without ASC. It is an acceptable candidate as a screening instrument for ASC in large epidemiological study in Chinese population...
  22. pmc Prevalence of autism in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Xiang Sun
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0SR, UK
    Mol Autism 4:7. 2013
    ..This study synthesizes evidence relating to the prevalence of ASC in these areas and assesses the effects of research methodology on prevalence estimates...
  23. doi request reprint Prevalence of autism-spectrum conditions: UK school-based population study
    Simon Baron-Cohen
    University of Cambridge, Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 8AH, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 194:500-9. 2009
    ..Recent reports estimate the prevalence of autism-spectrum conditions in the UK to be 1%...
  24. pmc The "Reading the Mind in the Eyes" Test: Complete Absence of Typical Sex Difference in ~400 Men and Women with Autism
    Simon Baron-Cohen
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom CLASS Clinic, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 10:e0136521. 2015
    ..Females with autism also showed stronger coherence between self-reported dispositional traits and Eyes test performance than all other groups. ..
  25. doi request reprint Parental concerns, socioeconomic status, and the risk of autism spectrum conditions in a population-based study
    Xiang Sun
    Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Cambridge University School of Medicine, Forvie Site, University of Cambridge, CB2 0SR, UK Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, CB2 2AH, UK The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong Electronic address
    Res Dev Disabil 35:3678-88. 2014
    ..Parents with higher social class express more concerns than those from lower social classes. However, the concerns reported by parents in higher SES did not appear to be specific for ASC as there was no relationship between ASC and SES...
  26. ncbi request reprint Brief report: development of the adolescent empathy and systemizing quotients
    Bonnie Auyeung
    Department of Psychiatry, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Rd, Cambridge, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:2225-35. 2012
    ..Longitudinal studies would be useful to test this stability in the future. Finally, relative to typical sex differences, individuals with ASC, regardless of age, on average exhibit a 'hyper-masculinized' profile...
  27. doi request reprint The children's Empathy Quotient and Systemizing Quotient: sex differences in typical development and in autism spectrum conditions
    Bonnie Auyeung
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, Cambridge CB2 8AH, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 39:1509-21. 2009
    ..Empathy and systemizing in children show similar patterns of sex differences to those observed in adults. Children with ASC tend towards a 'hyper-masculinized' profile, irrespective of sex...
  28. pmc Dyspraxia and autistic traits in adults with and without autism spectrum conditions
    Sarah Cassidy
    Centre for Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB UK Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AH UK
    Mol Autism 7:48. 2016
    ..However, no studies have explored the prevalence of dyspraxia in a large sample of individuals with and without ASC or associations between dyspraxia and autistic traits in these individuals...
  29. pmc Do girls with anorexia nervosa have elevated autistic traits?
    Simon Baron-Cohen
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge University, 18b Trumpington Rd, Cambridge CB2 8AH, UK
    Mol Autism 4:24. 2013
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  30. pmc Sex and STEM Occupation Predict Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Scores in Half a Million People
    Emily Ruzich
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 10:e0141229. 2015
    ..These results support previous findings relating to sex and STEM careers in the largest set of individuals for which AQ scores have been reported and suggest the AQ is a useful self-report measure of autistic traits. ..
  31. pmc Attenuation of typical sex differences in 800 adults with autism vs. 3,900 controls
    Simon Baron-Cohen
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom Cambridge Lifespan Asperger Syndrome Service CLASS Clinic, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough National Health Service Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e102251. 2014
    ..Further, normative sex differences are attenuated but not abolished in adults with autism. The findings provide strong support for the EMB theory of autism, and highlight differences between males and females with autism. ..
  32. pmc A genome wide association study of mathematical ability reveals an association at chromosome 3q29, a locus associated with autism and learning difficulties: a preliminary study
    Simon Baron-Cohen
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom CLASS Clinic, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust CPFT, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e96374. 2014
    ..To our knowledge, this is only the second study to investigate the association of genetic variants with mathematical ability, and it highlights a number of interesting markers for future study...
  33. pmc Defining the broader, medium and narrow autism phenotype among parents using the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)
    Sally Wheelwright
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Rd, Cambridge, CB2 8AH, UK
    Mol Autism 1:10. 2010
    ..In this paper, the use of the AQ to define the broader, medium and narrow autism phenotypes (BAP, MAP, NAP) is reported, and the proportion of parents with each phenotype is compared between the two groups...
  34. pmc Is synaesthesia more common in autism?
    Simon Baron-Cohen
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Rd, Cambridge CB2 8AH, UK
    Mol Autism 4:40. 2013
    ..Whilst on the surface they appear distinct, they have been suggested to share common atypical neural connectivity...
  35. doi request reprint Suicidal ideation and suicide plans or attempts in adults with Asperger's syndrome attending a specialist diagnostic clinic: a clinical cohort study
    Sarah Cassidy
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Douglas House, Cambridge, UK Electronic address
    Lancet Psychiatry 1:142-7. 2014
    ..We aimed to assess this prevalence in a clinical cohort of patients in the UK...
  36. pmc Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia Is Not Associated with Heightened Empathy, and Can Occur with Autism
    Simon Baron-Cohen
    Autism Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 11:e0160543. 2016
    ..Our findings dispute the views that MT synaesthesia is linked with enhanced empathy, is less likely to occur with ASC or elevated autistic traits, and is specific to seeing a person being touched. ..
  37. doi request reprint Investigating diagnostic bias in autism spectrum conditions: An item response theory analysis of sex bias in the AQ-10
    Aja Louise Murray
    Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Autism Res . 2016
    ..The nature of the item level biases could serve as a guide for future research into how ASC affects males and females differently. Autism Res 2016. © 2016 International Society for Autism Research, Wiley Periodicals, Inc...
  38. doi request reprint Exploring the quantitative nature of empathy, systemising and autistic traits using factor mixture modelling
    Rachel Grove
    Rachel Grove, PhD, Andrew Baillie, PhD, Department of Psychology, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia Carrie Allison, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK Simon Baron Cohen, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK and CLASS Clinic, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, UK Rosa A Hoekstra, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK and Faculty of Science, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 207:400-6. 2015
    ..Autism research has previously focused on either identifying a latent dimension or searching for subgroups. Research assessing the concurrently categorical and dimensional nature of autism is needed...
  39. ncbi request reprint Does empathy predict altruism in the wild?
    Richard A I Bethlehem
    a Department of Psychiatry, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Soc Neurosci . 2016
    ..Results show that a higher number of empathic traits are a significant and positive predictor for altruistic behavior in a real-life situation. This supports the theory that the act of doing good is correlated with empathy...