Bhismadev Chakrabarti is a Professor of Neuroscience and Mental Health and Research Director of the Centre for Autism at the University of Reading, UK. After a first degree in Chemistry at St.Stephen’s College, India, he went to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he completed his Ph.D. in affective neuroscience. His research focuses on the core processes underlying human social behaviour, and individual differences therein. His lab uses a range of techniques to measure behaviour, autonomic, and neural activity. In parallel to his lab-based work, Prof Chakrabarti has been developing tools for neurodevelopmental assessments in low-resource settings, that can be administered by non-specialists using mobile devices. His research is funded by grants from the Medical Research Council UK, Leverhulme Trust, British Council, and the European Research Council. In recognition of his contributions, he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Psychology, and elected to the fellowship of the Young Academy of Europe.