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Research interests

Katie is a Lecturer in Psychology and Deputy Director (Public Engagement) for the Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR) at Bath. Her research interests lie in applied cognitive psychology, with two main strands: autism and eyewitness/forensic psychology. Her current work, funded by the ESRC and BA/Leverhulme, focuses on how autistic adults think and communicate differently, and what adaptations service providers can make to accommodate these differences. Katie is particularly interested in how autistic people fare when they are interviewed by the police as a witness or as a suspect of an alleged offence. For example, her research shows that current police interviewing techniques do not elicit ‘best evidence’ from autistic individuals and that interviewers need to adapt their questioning styles in order to obtain detailed, relevant and accurate information about an event from them. She is currently extending this work under an ESRC ‘Future Research Leaders’ grant to explore how employers and healthcare professionals can adapt the ways that they communicate with autistic job seekers and patients. 

Keywords

  • Autism
  • Memory
  • Cognition
  • Criminal justice system
  • Forensic psychology
  • Investigative interviewing

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Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 2009 2019

Compliance in autism: Self-report in action

Chandler, R., Russell, A. & Maras, K., 1 May 2019, In : Autism. 23, 4, p. 1005-1017 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Autistic Disorder
Self Report
Compliance
Bullying
Self Concept

Is there a relationship between cyber-dependent crime, autistic-like traits and autism?

Payne, K-L., Russell, A., Mills, R., Maras, K., Rai, D. & Brosnan, M., 16 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Self-reported motivations for offending by autistic sexual offenders

Payne, K-L., Maras, K., Russell, A. & Brosnan, M., 28 Jun 2019, In : Autism.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
1 Citation (Scopus)
Mathematics
Learning
Aptitude
Task Performance and Analysis
Research

Thesis

Understanding offending behaviours and the autism spectrum

Author: Payne, K., 3 Apr 2019

Supervisor: Brosnan, M. (Supervisor), Russell, A. (Supervisor) & Maras, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD