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.

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    An international collaboration focused on supporting child and family wellbeing in low-middle income countries

    Hiller, R., Halligan, S., Christie, H., Stewart, J. & Calam, R.


    Project: Research-related funding

    Fuzzy cognitive mapping of large-scale brain networks

    Ashwin, C. & Roy, S.


    Project: Research-related funding

    Research Output

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

    Higson-Sweeney, N., Loades, M. E., Hiller, R. & Read, R., 1 Jan 2020, In : Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 25, 1, p. 200-212 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    92 Downloads (Pure)

    A framework of evidence-based practice for digital support, co-developed with and for the autism community

    Zervogianni, V., Fletcher-Watson, S., Herrera, G., Goodwin, M., Pérez-Fuster, P., Brosnan, M. & Grynszpan, O., 6 Feb 2020, In : Autism.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    4 Citations (Scopus)

    A longitudinal study of cognitive predictors of (complex) posttraumatic stress in young people in out-of-home care

    Hiller, R., Meiser-Stedman, R., Elliott, E., Banting, R. & Halligan, S., 11 Feb 2020, (Acceptance date) In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

    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


    Autistic Characteristics in Adults with Epilepsy

    Author: Wakeford, S., 30 Nov 2012

    Supervisor: Brosnan, M. (Supervisor) & Hinvest, N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    Characterising the components of empathy: Implications for models of autism

    Author: Batchelder, L., 23 Dec 2015

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD