Glasgow – Action on Autism Research Seminar Series: Meeting

  • 09:30 AM
  • The Lighthouse, Glasgow
  • Tel: 0141 444 8421; E-mail:

Organiser: Funded by the Scottish GovernmentScottish Autism and Research Autism UK and hosted by the University of Strathclyde.

Wednesday 27 November 2013

The series of events will present some of the key elements of autism research in Scotland as well as other parts of the UK, relating this to the current state of knowledge more broadly through international guest presentations. The presentations will identify current measures of impact and subsequent discussions will consider how the Scottish Autism Strategy implementation groups can be supported to improve understanding of the impact of such research upon the lives of the autism community in Scotland: individuals, families and professionals.

The series will comprise four, two-day meetings at the University of Strathclyde between November 2013 and June 2014, culminating in a conference in autumn 2014.


Meeting 1 – 26-27 November 2013 – Confirmed Programme

Psychological Research, Interventions and Impact (research and understanding of the psychological processes (cognitive, affective, motor, sensory and perceptual) that underpin the behaviours associated with autism;critical evaluation of associated interventions (e.g. joint attention training, structured learning); discussion of impact (on clients, families, professionals, support services, implications for policy)

Dr Tommy Mackay
Chair and Interlocuteur
Critical Solutions – Independent Psychologist
Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde
Dr Ken Aitken Policy and Research Overview – ASD Reference Group – Research Sub Group
Dr Tom Insel Director, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), USA
Michelle Dawson University of Montreal, Canada
Dr Liz Pellicano Institute of Education, London

To register for the event, visit the Eventbrite booking form.

Cost: Free

Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU