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 2018

Adapting Psychological Therapies for Autism

Cooper, K., Loades, M. E. & Russell, A., Jan 2018, In : Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. p. 43-50

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cognitive Therapy
Autistic Disorder

A longitudinal examination of the relationship between trauma-related cognitive factors and internalising and externalising psychopathology in physically injured children

Hiller, R. M., Creswell, C., Meiser-Stedman, R., Lobo, S., Cowdrey, F., Lyttle, M., Ehlers, A. & Halligan, S., 28 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Wounds and Injuries

Autism Spectrum Disorder and the transition to university from the student perspective

Lambe, S., Russell, A., Butler, C., Fletcher, S. & Brosnan, M., 14 Aug 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Autism.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Student theses

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


Defining the early indicators of dyslexia: providing the signposts to intervention

Author: Pneuman, S., 1 Mar 2009

Supervisor: Brosnan, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD