Kate Cooper

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Research interests

  • Adapting psychological and health interventions to meet the needs of autistic people
  • Promoting a positive sense of autism social identity 
  • Gender identity in autistic people

Kate Cooper is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Bath, and a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. She has worked in a range of clinical settings, including mental health services and neurodevelopmental clinics for both young people and adults. 

Kate completed an NIHR-funded clinical doctoral fellowship titled "How should health services adapt to meet the needs of autistic people with gender dysphoria?" in 2022. This work led to academic publications, accessible summaries, and co-produced training materials for healthcare clinicians working with autistic people experiencing gender dysphoria, available here:

https://www.bath.ac.uk/projects/adapting-health-services-to-meet-the-needs-of-autistic-people-with-gender-dysphoria/

Kate is a researcher on the Autism Depression Trial (ADEPT, ADEPT-2), supporting the development of a psychological treatment for depression in autistic adults and its evaluation in a Randomised Controlled Trial. 

Kate presents a podcast about cultural diversity in clinical psychology practice with Afsana Faheem, read about it and listen here: https://www.whataboutuspodcast.com/

https://mobile.twitter.com/WAU_Podcast

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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