Bernadette ROGÉ

Exceptional Class Professor, senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (University Institute of France). Director of the professional Masters in neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders and prevention of maladaptations (NeuroTroubles neuro-développementaux et prévention des inadaptations). Director of the Research Masters in Neuropsychology and clinical neurosciences organised in collaboration with the Toulouse 3, Lyon 2 and Grenoble 2 Universities. Director of the University degree in Autism and Other Developmental Disorders (Autisme et autres troubles du développement). Director of services in Ceresa (Regional Center for education in autism)

Contact details

Département Psychopathologie, psychologie de la santé, neurosciences UFR Psychologie porte P013 Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès 5 allées Antonio Machado 31058 TOULOUSE Cedex 9
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Full Professor

Taught academic discipline(s)

Developmental Psychopathology

Research topics

Autism and other developmental disorders Keywords: Developmental disorders, autism, Asperger, genetics, screening, early diagnosis, early intervention

Activities / Resume

Most significant publications (selective list from the last 5 years):

  • Lacroix A., Guidetti M., Rogé B. & Reilly J. (2009). Recognition of emotional and non emotional facial expressions : a comparison between Williams syndrome and autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 30 (5), 976-985.
  • Autism Genom Project (Pour la France Rogé B., C. Mantoulan)  (2010). Functional impact of global rare copy number variation in autism spectrum disorder. Nature, 09146.3d 14/5/10 15:57:19.
  • Parr J.R., Le Couteur A., Baird G., Rutter M., Pickles A., Fombonne E., Bailey A.J. and the International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium (IMGSAC : pour la France Rogé B. Tauber M., Mantoulan C.) (2010). Early Developmental Regression in Autism Spectrum Disorder : Evidence from an International Multiplex Sample. J Autism Dev Disord DOI 10.1007/s10803-010-1055-2.
  • Thommen, E., Suarez, M., Guidette, M., Guidoux, A., Rogé, B., & Reilly, J. S. (2010). Comprendre les émotions chez les enfants atteints d'autisme: regards croisés selon les tâches. Enfance, 3, 319-337.
  • Mantoulan C., Payoux P., Diene G., Glattard M., Rogé B., Molinas C., Sevely A., Zilbovicius M., Celsis P., Tauber M. (2011). PET scan imaging in Prader-Willi syndrome : new insights into the psychiatric and social disturbances. J Cerebral Blood Flow, 31 (1), 275-82.
  • Tauber M. Mantoulan C., Copet P., Jauregui J., Demeer G., Diene G., Rogé B., Laurier V., Ehlinger V., Arnaud C., Molinas C., Thuilleaux D. (2011). Oxytocin may be useful to increase trust in others and decrease disruptive behaviours in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome: a randomised placebo-controlled trial in 24 patients. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 6 (1), 47.
  • Rogé B., Mullet E. (2011). Blame and forgiveness judgments among Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Autism. Autism, 15 (6), 702-712.
  • Batty M.,  Meaux E., Wittemeyer K., Rogé B., Taylor M.J. (2011).  Early Processing of emotional faces in children with autism : An event-related potential Study. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 109, 430-444.
  • Mullet, E., Morales, G. E., Makris, I., Rogé, B., & Munoz Sastre, M. T. (2012). Functional Measurement: An incredibly flexible tool. Psicologica: International Journal of Methodology and Experimental Psychology [Special Issue on Functional Measurement], 33, 631-654.
  • Rogé B.  (2013). Behaviour Summarized Evaluation – Revised (BSE-R).  In Fred R. Volkmar (Ed), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Springer.
  • Anney R., Klei L….. Rogé B., Mantoulan C. (2012).  Individual common variants exert weak effects on the risk for autism spectrum disorders. Human molecular genetics, 21, 21, 4781-4792, doi : 10.1093/hmg/dds31
  • Casey JP., Magalhaes T…. Wittemeyer K., Mantoulan C. Rogé B.  (2012). A novel approach of homozygous haplotypes sharing identifies candidate genes in autism spectrum disorders. Human genetics, 131, 565-579, doi : 10.1007/s00439-011-1094-6
  • Rogé B. (2013). Une nouvelle approche de l’intervention précoce, le Early Start Denver Model. Revue Francophone de Clinique Comportementale et Cognitive, XVIII, 2, 18-26.
  • Pickles A., Parr J., Rutter ML., De Jonge MV, Wallace S., Le Couteur AS., Van Engeland H., Wittemeyer K., Mc Conachie H.,  Rogé B., Mantoulan C., Pedersen L., Isager T., Poustka F., Bolte S., Weisblatt E. Green J., Papanikolaou K., Bailey A. (2013). New Interview and Observation Measures of the Broader Autism Phenotype: Impressions of Interviewee Measure. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders  04/2013; DOI:10.1007/s10803-013-1810-2
  • Rogé B. (2014) Au travers des revues, du nouveau sur le Trouble du spectre de l’autisme (TSA), Enfance, Vol 2014,  Issue 02,  June 2014, pp 189 – 192, DOI: 10.4074/S0013754514002055, Published online: 06 June 2014.
  • Guillon, Q., Baduel, S., Hadjikhani, N., & Rogé, B. (2014). Visual social
  • attention in autism spectrum disorder: insights from eye tracking studies. Neurosciences & Biobehavioral Reviews, DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2014.03.013, In press
  • Lacroix, A., Guidetti, M., Rogé, B., Reilly, J. (2014) Facial emotion recognition in 4- to 8-year-olds with autism spectrum disorder: A developmental trajectory approach, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, volume 8, issue 9, pp. 1146 - 1154
  • Garcia-Primo P.,  Hellendoorn A.,  Charman T.,  Roeyers H., Dereu M.,  Rogé B., Baduel S., Muratori  F.,, Narzisi A., Van Daalen E.,  Moilanen I.,  Posada de la Paz M.,  Canal-Bedia R. (2014) Screening for autism spectrum disorders: state of the art in Europe, Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, DOI 10.1007/s00787-014-0555-6
  • Guillon Q., Hadjikhani N., Baduel S. , Kruck J., Arnaud M., Rogé B.  (2014) Both dog and human faces are explored abnormally by young children with autism spectrum disorders. Neuroreport 08/2014; DOI: 10.1097/WNR.0000000000000257
  • Pinto D., Delaby E.  et AGP members dont  Rogé B. (2014) Convergence of Genes and Cellular Pathways Dysregulated in Autism Spectrum Disorders, The American Journal of Human Genetics (2014),

The complete list of publications can be downloaded here: PDF

Additional informations

Participation in international networks: “International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium”, “Autism Genome Project”, Supervisor of the “Educautisme”  programme in collaboration with the University of  Mons in Belgium, and, more recently of the COST Programme: “Enhancing the Scientific Study of Early Autism: A Network to Improve Research, Services and Outcomes”, supervised by Tony Charman (London).

Supervisor of an interregional programme (Midi-Pyrénées, Languedoc-Roussillon and Bordeaux Aquitaine) for the detection of autism, member of the  FondaMental national network, participation in the autism genetics programme supervised by the INSERM.

At the local level, collaboration with the autism resource centre, the  expert centre on language disorders (Y. Chaix) and the reference centre on the Prader-Willi syndrome (M. Tauber); collaboration with the CLLE/LTC laboratory (Etienne Mullet, cognitive psychology); within the framework of the laboratory, collaboration with Michèle Guidetti (developmental psychology). Research contracts: French Ministry of Health, ANR, Europe, Orange Foundation, Regional Counsel. Publications: 14 publications, 32 chapters in published work, 44 publications in international journals, 35 articles in French journals with  peer-reviews and many invitations to present papers for national and international congresses.

Other Activities and expert Assignments:

 - Coordinator of the European ”Educautisme” Programme (1992-94)
- President of ARAPI (National Research Association on Autism) 2003-2006, then President of the scientific board (2008-2012)
- Expert for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) since 2001 and for the Ontario Mental Health Foundation since 2002 (Scientific programme expertise) and for the Pedagogical and Technical Scientific Mission, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities (DS6). Representative of the Ministry of Research and Innovation (2003-2006). Participation in the Ministry of Health, family and disabled persons work group on autism, 2003-2004.
- Member of the scientific monitoring of autism implemented on June 18, 2007 by the Ministry of Health.
- At the HAS (Haute Autorité de Santé/High Health Authority), participation in the elaboration of recommendations for the diagnosis of autism, the state of knowledge on autism, and recommendations for treatment of autism.
- Invitation to the group of experts on autism at the European Committee (March 11-12, 2010).
- Expertise for the New Caledonian Government: Evaluation of the situation for persons with autism and proposals for the development of an adapted system.
President of the scientific Council, Autism Project Limousin area


Laurels (Palmes académiques): Chevalier 2001
Laurels (Palmes académiques): Officier 2006
Scientific excellence: 2011-2015
Legion of Honour: July 14, 2012, ceremony 14 april 2014 with the Minister of higher education and research