Projects per year
Katie is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR) at Bath. Her current work, funded by the ESRC, 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. Katie works with a range of policy makers and end-user organisations, including a close collaboration with Avon and Somerset police.
- Criminal justice system
- Investigative interviewing
- Forensic psychology
Maras, K. & Norris, J.
20/05/19 → 19/11/21
Project: UK charity
1/05/15 → 30/04/18
Project: Research council
20/06/14 → 28/02/15
Project: Research council
Maras, K., Michael, Z. & Barnett, E., 21 Jun 2021, (Acceptance date) In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Story research: A scoping study of published, peer-reviewed literature reviewsCamilleri, L., Maras, K. & Brosnan, M., 24 Feb 2021, In: Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Literature review › peer-reviewOpen Access
Maras, K. & Mills, R., 30 Jun 2021, In: Research in Developmental Disabilities. 113, 103923.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial
Supporting autistic adults’ episodic memory recall in interviews: The role of executive functions, theory of mind, and languageNorris, J. & Maras, K., 18 Jun 2021, (Acceptance date) In: Autism.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
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., 18 Dec 2020, In: Autism.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access9 Downloads (Pure)
Dataset for "Informed, involved or empowered? A typology of Western European autism policy, with a focus on designing policies for autistic empowerment"