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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

1 Citation (Scopus)
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Compliance in autism: Self-report in action

Chandler, R., Russell, A. & Maras, K., 31 Aug 2018, In : Autism. 13 p.

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Mock juror perceptions of child witnesses on the autism spectrum: The impact of providing diagnostic labels and information about autism

Crane, L., Wilcock, R., Maras, K. L., Chui, W., Marti-Sanchez, C. & Henry, L. A., 28 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 11 p.

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Mock juror perceptions of credibility and culpability in an autistic defendant

Maras, K., Marshall, I. & Sands, C., 22 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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