Carrie conducted her PhD and postdoc in the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge, in collaboration with the Institute of Public Health (whose team includes Professors Carol Brayne and Fiona Matthews). She has evaluated the CAST (Childhood Autism Screening Test) in a large school based population study, and the the Q-CHAT (Quantitative Checklist for Autism in Toddlers), in a large pre-school population study of 18-30 month olds. She also developed 'Red Flags' to improve autism screening, based around the adult, adolescent, and child versions of the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ), as well as the Q-CHAT.
Her work is funded by the NIHR CLAHRC (Collaboration in Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) and the Autism Research Trust, and is translational in having been adapted into short versions of screening instruments (e.g., the AQ-10) that are recommended by the NICE Guidelines for Autism in Adults.
She also is Research Manager at the Autism Research Centre.