Publications and Medical Papers


Most Recent Publications 


Fetal programming effects of testosterone on the reward system and behavioural approach tendencies in humans. 

Lombardo MV, Ashwin E, Auyeung B, Chakrabarti B, Lai MC, Taylor K, Hackett G, Bullmore ET, Baron Cohen S. Biol Psychiatry 2012; 72: 839-847

Prenatal versus postnatal sex steroid hormone effects on autistic traits in children at 18 to 24 months of age. 
Auyeung B, Ahluwalia J, Thomson L, Taylor K, Hackett G, O'Donnell KJ, Baron-Cohen S. Mol Autism 2012; 17:3-17

Perinatal post mortems: what is important to parents and how do they decide? 
Breeze AC, Statham H, Hackett GA, Jessop FA, Lees CC. Birth. 2012;39(1):57-64. 

Fetal testosterone influences sexually dimorphic gray matter in the human brain. 
Lombardo MV, Ashwin E, Auyeung B, Chakrabarti B, Taylor K, Hackett G, Bullmore ET, Baron-Cohen S. J Neurosci. 2012 Jan 11;32(2):674-80

Effects of fetal testosterone on visuospatial ability. 
Auyeung B, Knickmeyer R, Ashwin E, Taylor K, Hackett G, Baron-Cohen S. Arch Sex Behav. 2012;41(3):571-81. 

Relationship between placental morphology and histological findings in an unselected population near term. 
Pathak S, Sebire NJ, Hook L, Hackett G, Murdoch E, Jessop F, Lees C. Virchows Arch. 2011;459(1):11-20. 

Minimally invasive fetal autopsy using magnetic resonance imaging and percutaneous organ biopsies: clinical value and comparison to conventional autopsy.  
Breeze AC, Jessop FA, Set PA, Whitehead AL, Cross JJ, Lomas DJ, Hackett GA, Joubert I, Lees CC. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2011;37(3):317-23. 

Attitudes to perinatal post mortem: parental views about research participation. 
Breeze AC, Statham H, Hackett GA, Jessop FA, Lees CC. J Med Ethics. 2011;37(6):364-7. 

Frequency and clinical significance of placental histological lesions in an unselected population at or near term. 
Pathak S, Lees CC, Hackett G, Jessop F, Sebire NJ. Virchows Arch. 2011;459(6):565-72. 

Cord coiling, umbilical cord insertion, and placental shape in an unselected cohort delivering at term; relationships with common obstetric outcomes. 
Pathak S, Hook E, Hackett G, Murdoch E, Sebire NJ, Jessop F, Lees C.  Placenta. 2010;31(11):963-8

The relationship between first trimester fetal growth, pregnancy-associated plasma protein levels, and birthweight. 
Habayeb O, Daemen A, Timmerman D, De Moor B, Hackett GA, Bourne T, Lees CC. Prenat Diagn. 2010;30(9):873-8. 

The clinical value and comparability of a minimally-invasive fetal autopsy using magnetic resonance imaging and percutaneous organ biopsies in comparison to conventional autopsy.
Breeze AC, Jessop FA, Set PA, Whitehead AL, Cross JJ, Lomas DJ, Hackett GA, Joubert I, Lees CC. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010  27. 

The NTplus method of screening for Down's syndrome; achieving the 2010 targets. 
Habayeb O, Goodburn S, Chudleigh T, Brockelsby J, Missfelder-Lobos H, Hackett G, Lees C. Prenat Diagn. 2010 May;30(5):434-7

Fetal testosterone predicts sexually differentiated childhood behaviour in girls and boys.
Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S, Ashwin E, Knickmeyer R, Taylor K, Hackett G, Hines M. Psychol Sci. 2009 Feb;20(2):144-8. 

Feasibility of percutaneous organ biopsy as part of a minimally invasive perinatal autopsy. 
Breeze AC, Jessop FA, Whitehead AL, Set PA, Berman L, Hackett GA, Lees CC; Cambridge Post Mortem MRI Study Group. Virchows Arch. 2008 Feb;452(2):201-7. 

A pregnant lady with intermittent vaginal bleeding 
Koo BC, Sala E, Hackett GA, Shaw AS. (2007:3b). Placenta percreta. Eur Radiol 2007: 17; 1647-9.

Obstetric and neonatal outcomes in severe fetal ventriculomegaly. 
Breeze AC, Alexander PM, Murdoch EM, Missfelder-Lobos HH, Hackett GA, Lees CC.  Prenat Diagn. 2007; 2: 124-9

Use of a confidence scale in reporting post mortem fetal magnetic resonance imaging. 
Breeze AC, Cross JJ, Hackett GA, Jessop FA, Joubert I, Lomas DJ, Sat PA, Whitehead AL, Lees CC. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Dec 28(7):918-24

Fetal testosterone and empathy. 
Knickmeyer R, Baron-Cohen S, Raggatt P, Taylor K, Hackett G. Horm Behav. 2006 Mar;49(3):282-92. Epub 2005 Oct 13. 

Fetal testosterone and empathy: evidence from the empathy quotient (EG) and the "reading the mind in the eyes" test. 
Chapman E, Baron-Cohen S, Auyeung B, Knickmeyer R, Taylor K, Hackett G. Soc Neurosci. 2006;1(2):135-48 Babbur V, Lees CC, Goodburn SF, Morris N, Breeze AC, Hackett GA

Prospective audit of a one-centre combined nuchal translucency and triple test programme for the detection of trisomy 21. 
Prenat Diagn. 2005 Jun;25(6):465-9. 
Breeze AC, Dey PK, Lees CC, Hackett GA, Smith GC, Murdoch EM.
 

Obstetric and neonatal outcomes in apparently isolated mild fetal Ventriculomegaly. 
J Perinat Med. 2005;33(3):236-40. 
Knickmeyer RC, Wheelwright S, Taylor K, Raggatt P, Hackett G, Baron-Cohen S.
Gender-typed play and amniotic testosterone. Dev Psychol. 2005 May;41(3):517-28.