ShARL benefits greatly from interaction with members of the local community; in particular those of you who have generously donated your time to participate in research studies. We’ve also learnt a great deal from the speakers at the Distinguished Speakers in Autism Series, and from chatting to attendees after the events. We’re lucky in Sheffield to have great collaborations with local teachers and clinicians who provide very useful insight into our research program, and also to have enthusiastic and hard-working students who want to work with us. To everybody who has been involved and help us achieve what we’ve achieved so far: thank you.  

 

Current Projects

Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology

Investigating Neural Variability in Autism and ADHD in Adulthood: An EEG Study 

This project is being carried out by Kat Giannadou as part of her PhD. Project suervisors: Dr Elizabeth Milne & Dr Megan Freeth

Investigating cortical excitability and its potential association with out of body experiences 

This project is being carried out Dr Stephanie Dunn and Ms Chen Zhao. This project is funded by the Bial Foundation. Principle Investigator: Dr Elizabeth Milne

Investigating Behaviour in Russell-Silver Syndrome 

This project is being carried out by Louisa Robinson and Dr Chloe Lane. Funding from the Child Growth Foundation. Principle Investigator: Dr Megan Freeth

Translating cognitive science into the real world: Insights from autism 

Projects in this area are being conducted by Emma Morgan, as part of her PhD, and by Dr Megan Freeth

Cognition and Behaviour in Sotos syndrome 

This project is being conducted by Dr Chloe Lane. Funding from the Child Growth Foundation and Baily Thomas Trust. Project supervisors: Dr Megan Freeth & Dr Elizabeth Milne

The mechanisms of social attention 

This project is being conducted by Nazli Altin as part of her PhD. Project supervisor: Dr Megan Freeth & Dr Danielle Matthews

The Cognitive and Behavioural Profiles of 16p11.2 Deletion and Duplication 

This project is being conducted by Reem Al-Jawahiri as part of her PhD. Project supervisor: Dr Elizabeth Milne & Dr Myles Jones

Social and Applied Studies

Improving Public Perceptions of Autism: Tackling Stereotypes 

This project is being carried out by Caroline Treweek as part of her PhD. Project suervisors: Dr Megan Freeth, Dr Chantelle Wood & Dr Jilly Martin

Lived Experiences of Autism with a Specific Focus on Gender Dysphoria 

This project is being carried out by Dr Rachel Coleman-Smith as part of her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology. Lab contact: Dr Elizabeth Milne

The Use of Social Stories to Reduce Negative Affect and Improve Satisfaction in Adults Attending an Assessment for Autism Apectrum Disorder 

This project is being carried out by Mr Richard Jenkinson as part of his doctoral training in Clinical Psychology. Lab contact: Dr Elizabeth Milne

Exploring the Lived Experience of Females Receiving an Autism Diagnosis in Middle Adulthood: A Phenomenological Study 

This project is being carried out by Ms Alexandra Leedham as part of her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology. Lab contact: Dr Megan Freeth

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