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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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 1998 2019

Adapted cognitive behavior therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder with co-occurring autism spectrum disorder: A clinical effectiveness study

Flygare, O., Andersson, E., Ringberg, H., Hellstadius, A-C., Edbacken, J., Enander, J., Dahl, M., Aspvall, K., Windh, I., Russell, A., Mataix-Cols, D. & Ruck, C., 22 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Autism.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A Longitudinal Examination of Heart-Rate and Heart Rate Variability as Risk Markers for Child Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in an Acute Injury Sample

Haag, K., Hiller, R., Peyk, P., Michael, T., Meiser-Stedman, R., Fearon, P., Ehlers, A. & Halligan, S., 10 May 2019, In : Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

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