Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR) was established in 2016 by four members of the Department of Psychology researching the social-cognitive challenges faced by autistic people, to facilitate full and active involvement within society. This requires the active participation of the autistic and broader autism communities, including ‘the autistic researcher’.

Centre aims

  • To understand autism through world-class research.
  • To translate theory into practical applications.
  • To fully include the community within research.
  • To offer an educational and research resource for autism.

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

Autistic Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
Aptitude Medicine & Life Sciences
Anxiety Medicine & Life Sciences
Cognitive Therapy Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Emotions Medicine & Life Sciences
Autism Spectrum Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
Technology Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2009 2020

Research Output 2008 2019

Addressing sleep problems and fatigue within child and adolescent mental health services: A qualitative study

Higson-Sweeney, N., Loades, M., Read, R. & Hiller, R., 27 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A pilot study of fascia Bowen therapy for 8-11 year-old boys with developmental coordination disorder

Morgan-Jones, M., Knott, F., Wilcox, H. & Ashwin, C., 24 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Guided self-help for depression adapted for Autism: the ADEPT pilot RCT of a low intensity psychological intervention

Russell, A., Gaunt, D., Cooper, K., Horwood, J., Barton, S., Ensum, I., Ingham, B., Parr, J. R., Metcalfe, C., Rai, D., Kessler, D. & Wiles, N., 11 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Health Technology Assessment .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Student theses

An Investigation of Non-Social Cognition across the Autism Spectrum

Author: Singleton, C., 1 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Brosnan, M. (Supervisor) & Ashwin, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Main Research Portfolio

Author: Dixon, C., 30 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Halligan, S. (Supervisor), Hiller, R. (Supervisor), Hogg, L. (Supervisor), Randle-Phillips, C. (Supervisor), Salkovskis, P. (Supervisor) & Stott, L. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Main Research Portfolio

Author: Barden, R., 6 Sep 2016

Supervisor: Hiller, R. (Supervisor), Lomax, C. (Supervisor), Butler, C. (Supervisor), Randle-Phillips, C. (Supervisor), Daniels, J. (Supervisor) & Hogg, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)