Department of Psychology

Visiting address
2053 Parkstead House, Whitelands

Phone: +44 (0)20 8392 3572


BSc, PhD

Research interests

My research focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and developmental language disorder (DLD).  There are two strands to my research.  One area is literacy and language acquisition, including factors influencing learning for individuals with ASC and DLD, and ways that this can be facilitated.  I am also interested in academic transitions, and to date I have focused on the transition from primary to secondary school for children with DLD and the transition out of university for students with ASC, as well as those with mental health conditions. 

Professional affiliations

Member of the Experimental Psychology Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


- Social and Developmental 1 (1st year required module)

- Social and Developmental 2 (2nd year required module)

- Autism: An Interdisciplinary Approach (3rd year optional module)

- Cogntive Development in the Classroom (3rd year optional module)

Research projects

PhD supervision

Sheila Gough, September 2016

Thesis title: The impact of the transition from primary to secondary school on the academic and psychosocial development of children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

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