Dr. Maude Schneider
PhD, Psychologue, Maître-assistante
Maude Schneider works as a senior researcher in the DIP lab and oversees the clinical and cognitive aspects of the 22q11DS longitudinal project. She is interested in the development of social functioning in patients with neurodevelopmental conditions (autism spectrum disorder, 22q11DS, or psychosis). In particular, she aims to develop research paradigms with high ecological validity and has developed a strong interest for the Experience Sampling Methodology (ESM), a structured diary technique that allows collecting information using a mobile app in the flow of daily-life.
Maude obtained her Master and PhD in Psychology from the University of Geneva in 2009 and 2014, respectively. During her PhD, she worked under the mentorship of Prof. Stephan Eliez and Prof Martial van der Linden (http://www.unige.ch/fapse/psychoclinique/upnc/) on the emergence of negative symptoms in adolescents and young adults with 22q11DS. In 2015, she obtained an Early Postdoc Mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation and spent 12 months in the Center for Contextual Psychiatry at the KU Leuven (Prof. Inez Myin-Germeys) to learn more about the Experience Sampling Metholology. She is still involved in the activities of the Center for Contextual Psychiatry as a visiting postdoctoral researcher.
In addition to her research activities, Maude also works as a psychologist at the Centre de Consultation Spécialisé en Autisme.