Dr. Caroline E. Robertson

Dr. Caroline Robertson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth and the Director of the Dartmouth Autism Research Initiative (DARI).


Dr. Robertson has had a lifelong devotion to autism research, awareness, and service. At Dartmouth, her team seeks to better understand how people with autism see the world, and what neurodiversity looks like in the brain. In her community, Dr. Robertson is passionate about autism awareness and sensory-friendly community spaces. She helped to start SensoryUV in the Upper Valley of NH and VT.


Dr. Robertson received her BA from Columbia University in 2009 and her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2013. At Cambridge, she was a Gates-Cambridge Scholar at the Cambridge Autism Research Centre, and an NIH-Cambridge Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health. She performed her postdoctoral research in the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT and at Harvard as a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. Dr. Robertson has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Achievement (2014), a NARSAD Young Investigator of the Brain and Behavior Foundation (2015), and a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (2016). Dr. Robertson's contributions to autism research have been covered in national news sites including: The Huffington PostU.S. News and World ReportMother Jones, the Harvard Gazette, and Spectrum.