Rebecca Chilvers

Dr Rebecca Chilvers is a Clinical Psychologist in the Social Communication Disorders team. She started working with the team and at the UCL Institute of Child Health in 2002 as an Assistant Psychologist and PhD student before moving to the Institute of Psychiatry to complete her clinical training in 2008. 

After working at the Michael Rutter Centre at the Maudsley Hospital in the national and specialist Mental Health of Learning Disabilities service she returned to Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2013. 


  • Assessment and treatment of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and associated mental health difficulties
  • Mental health and learning disabilities
  • Parenting interventions for children with behavioural difficulties 

Qualifications and training

Rebecca completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at University College London before moving to the UCL Institute of Child Health to complete her PhD examining a novel heritable deficit in semantic cognition. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley. 

Research interests

  • The presentation, assessment and treatment of ASD and related disorders in girls

  • Anxiety disorders, in particular social anxiety

  • Using the experiences and knowledge of young people with ASD to develop interventions and service-user led practice