caroline huron
researcher
MD-PhD, Psychiatrist and researcher in Cognitive Sciences, Founder of "Le Cartable Fantastique", Member of the Scientific Council of National Education (Leader of the group "Disabilities and inclusion"), Member of the National Council for Autism Spectrum Disorders within Neurodevelopmental Disorders
caroline's Bio

During her internship in psychiatry in Strasbourg, Caroline Huron met Professor Jean-Marie Danion with whom she began research on memory disorders in schizophrenia. After her phD on conscious recollection in schizophrenia, Caroline Huron completed her postdoctoral studies at Yale University in the United States, in the laboratory of Marcia Johnson, an internationally renowned memory specialist. On her return to France, she became a research fellow at Inserm and joined Marie-Odile Krebs' team at Hôpital Saint-Anne to continue her work on the disturbance of encoding processes in schizophrenic patients. She then joined Jean-Marie Danion's laboratory, specialised in cognitive disorders in schizophrenia. In 2008, she decided to work on the links between memory and consciousness in schizophrenic patients in Stanislas Dehaene's Cognitive Neuroimaging laboratory. The identification of a coordination disorder in one of her daughters led to a change of theme. The observation of the difficulties encountered daily by children with dyspraxia at school directed his first work towards applied research: adaptation of national evaluations for dyspraxic children, development of school tools to circumvent the handicap, participation in teacher training. Fundamental research work, which consists in better understanding the functioning of the brain of dyspraxic children using methods of cognitive psychology and neuroimaging, will follow. In 2020, she joined the Inserm U1284 team at the Learning Planet Institute, with the aim of developing a research axis on dyspraxia with a strong societal impact. 

In addition to her research activity, she created the association "Le Cartable Fantastique" which aims to facilitate the schooling of children with disabilities, and more particularly dyspraxia. The association's action is based on the adaptation of educational content and the development of digital resources for children, teachers and families, produced by scientific experts and teachers in interaction with the beneficiaries. The association provides a general mission of scientific expertise and training on dyspraxia for teachers, health professionals and parents. It won the 1st prize for social innovation from the Essonne General Council and is supported by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation. In 2015, it was selected as the winner of the "La France s'engage" prize, for her action in favour of the schooling of thousands of children with disabilities. 

Caroline Huron was nominated Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite in 2017 and Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 2022.



"Changing the environment, not the child" C. Missiuna