Projects per year
Katie is a Senior 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.
- Criminal justice system
- Forensic psychology
- Investigative interviewing
Maras, K. & Norris, J.
20/05/19 → 19/05/20
Project: UK charity
1/05/15 → 30/04/18
Project: Research council
20/06/14 → 28/02/15
Project: Research council
Ameliorating the Disadvantage for Autistic Job Seekers: An Initial Evaluation of Adapted Employment Interview QuestionsMaras, K., Norris, J., Nicholson, J., Heasman, B., Remington, A. & Crane, L., 3 Nov 2020, (Acceptance date) In : Autism.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Maras, K., 21 Jan 2020, Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Volkmar, F. (ed.). Springer
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › ChapterOpen AccessFile88 Downloads (Pure)
Interviewing autistic adults: Adaptations to support recall in police, employment, and healthcare interviewsNorris, J., Crane, L. & Maras, K., 1 Aug 2020, In : Autism. 24, 6, p. 1506-1520
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)95 Downloads (Pure)
Maras, K., Norris, J. & Brewer, N., 30 Nov 2020, In : Autism Research. 13, 11, p. 2017-2029
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)16 Downloads (Pure)
Mock juror perceptions of child witnesses on the autism spectrum: The impact of providing diagnostic labels and information about autismCrane, L., Wilcock, R., Maras, K. L., Chui, W., Marti-Sanchez, C. & Henry, L. A., 31 May 2020, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 50, p. 1509-1519 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen Access
Dataset for "Informed, involved or empowered? A typology of Western European autism policy, with a focus on designing policies for autistic empowerment"