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19972019
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Research interests

Ailsa Russell is a Reader in the Department of Psychology.  She is a Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist and a BABCP accredited CBT therapist.  Ailsa leads on the MSc in Applied Clinical Psychology. She is a member of the Centre for Applied Autism Research at the University of Bath.  She is the principal investigator on a HTA funded study investigating the feasibility of guided self-help for depression in adults with autism. Research interests include developing effective psychological interventions for people with Autism. 

Research interests

  • Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Adapting evidence based psychological interventions for people with developmental disorders
  • Neuropsychological facets of atypical development

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Projects 2015 2019

Guided Self-Help for Depression in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Russell, A.

1/12/1531/05/18

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

IAA REF Autism Awareness

Brosnan, M., Ashwin, C., Maras, K. & Russell, A.

1/04/1930/06/19

Project: Research council

Research Output 1997 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Protocol for a feasibility study and randomised pilot trial of a low intensity psychological intervention for depression in adults with autism: The Autism Depression Trial (ADEPT)

Russell, A., Cooper, K., Barton, S., Ensum, I., Gaunt, D., Horwood, J., Ingham, B., Kessler, D., Metcalfe, C., Rai, D., Parr, J. & Wiles, N., 3 Dec 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, e019545.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Feasibility Studies
Autistic Disorder
Depression
Psychology
Randomized Controlled Trials
57 Citations (Scopus)

Cognitive behavior therapy for comorbid Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: A randomized controlled trial

Russell, A. J., Jassi, A., Fullana, M. A., Mack, H., Johnston, K., Heyman, I., Murphy, D. G. & Mataix-Cols, D., Aug 2013, In : Depression and Anxiety. 30, 8, p. 697-708 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Cognitive Therapy
Anxiety
Randomized Controlled Trials
Therapeutics
1 Citation (Scopus)

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
Psychology
Aptitude
Therapeutics
10 Citations (Scopus)

Social Identity, Self-Esteem, and Mental Health in Autism

Cooper, K., Smith, L. G. E. & Russell, A., 1 Dec 2017, In : European Journal of Social Psychology. 47, 7, p. 844-854

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Social Identification
Autistic Disorder
Self Concept
Mental Health
Anxiety

Depression in Autistic Adults: Rumination and Insistence on Sameness

Cooper, K. & Russell, A., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Thesis

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Main Research Portfolio

Author: Thew, G., 3 Sep 2014

Supervisor: Russell, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

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Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Main Research Portfolio

Author: Cowdrey, F., 30 Jul 2015

Supervisor: Halligan, S. (External person) (Supervisor) & Russell, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

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Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Main Research Portfolio

Author: Wood, H., 17 Sep 2014

Supervisor: Russell, A. (Supervisor), Adams, J. (Supervisor) & Lomax, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

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Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Main Research Portfolio

Author: Rusbridge, S., 1 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Russell, A. (Supervisor), Griffith, E. (Supervisor), Tooze, O. (External person) (Supervisor), Gregory, J. (Supervisor), Gauntlett-Gilbert, J. (External person) (Supervisor), Wilkinson-Tough, M. (External person) (Supervisor) & Lomax, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

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Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Main Research Portfolio

Author: Merwood, A., 8 Sep 2016

Supervisor: Russell, A. (Supervisor) & Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

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