After graduating with a BSc in Psychology from CCCU in 2015, I began a part time PhD and part time instructor position. My interests are in autism, particularly adults at the Asperger’s end of the spectrum.
My research is exploring the transition from adolescence to adulthood for individuals with autistic traits, as defined by the Autism Quotient Questionnaire. Symptom change, relationships, independent living, and employment will be explored, as these are areas of transitioning that individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can find challenging.
- Dr LIz Spruin & Dr Martin Anson - 1st supervisors
- Prof. Jan Burns - 2nd supervisor
My research is taking a qualitative stance to explore the experiences of individuals as they transition to adulthood.
It is hoped that my research will highlight the strengths and challenges that individuals with high numbers of autistic traits face when transitioning to adulthood. In this, service provisions will be better informed on how to cater for such individuals.