Kirstin Holsey


Kirstin Holsey

PhD Student

School: School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology

Campus: Canterbury


Profile summary

I graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BSc in Psychology in 2013 and an MSc in Developmental Psychology in 2016. I joined CCCU in September 2016 as a University Instructor and am undertaking a PhD part time. 

Research topic

'Autism Spectrum Disorder: Research into reduced aspirations/expectations'

Supervisory team 

  • Martin Anson - 1st supervisor 
  • Lance Slade - 2nd supervisor 

Research outline

Results from my MSc Thesis highlighted when studying children’s aspirations/expectations, Special Educational Needs should not be studied as one umbrella term, as there were significant differences between children with dyslexia and children with ASD. I am now completing further research, specifically focusing on ASD and identifying potential factors that may result in reduced aspirations/expectations. 

Research outputs

The research is aiming to identify if aspirations/expectations are reduced for children with ASD as a result of factors relating to: cognition, society/environment or the self. 


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