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Research interests

I am a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR), and volunteer as a Special Constable with Avon & Somerset Police.

I am currently working with Dr Chris Ashwin and Prof Mark Brosnan on the project: "The problem-solving peer support programme (ProSperS)", which aims to assess whether regular problem-solving peer support groups can help to improve well-being for autistic and non-autistic students transitioning to their first year at university.

I am also working with Dr Katie Maras on the project: "Reporting by people with autism: A new evidence-based supportive model for information gathering in applied interview contexts", which aims to facilitate reporting by autistic people in applied interview contexts, including in the Criminal Justice System, employment interviews, and health and social care consultations.

I established the Ambassadors for Autism scheme, whereby service providers and employers can use our research to create evdeince-based adaptations to facilitate their communication with autistic people.

I am also interested in the role of autobiographical memory in mental health, and in ageing and dementia in autism.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Hull

30 Sep 201216 Apr 2016

Award Date: 16 Apr 2016

Psychology, Bachelor of Science, Aberystwyth University

30 Sep 20097 Jun 2012

Award Date: 5 Jul 2012

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow , Swansea University

30 Sep 2017 → …


  • Autism
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Interviews
  • Episodic Memory
  • Autobiographical Memory
  • Police interviews
  • Job Interviews
  • Healthcare
  • Ageing
  • Autism and Ageing
  • Pathological Ageing
  • Applied Psychology
  • Wellbeing


Research Output

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Metacognitive monitoring and control of eyewitness memory reports in autism

Maras, K., Norris, J. & Brewer, N., 13 Feb 2020, In : Autism Research.

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Open Access
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Reaction Time and Visible White Matter Lesions in Subcortical Ischemic Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Richards, E., Bayer, A., Hanley, C., Norris, J. E., Tree, J. J. & Tales, A., 26 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 72, 3, p. 859-865 7 p.

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Open Access

Subcortical Ischemic Vascular Cognitive Impairment: Insights from Reaction Time Measures

Richards, E., Bayer, A., Tree, J. J., Hanley, C., Norris, J. E. & Tales, A., 26 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 72, 3, p. 845-857 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)