Centre for Research in Autism and Education
Enhancing the lives of autistic people and their families through ground-breaking scientific research.
Director: Professor Liz Pellicano
The Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) is a partnership between the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), University College London, the leading centre for education and social research in the UK, and Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for children and young people with autism.
Our mission is to help enhance the lives of autistic people and their families. We conduct ground-breaking scientific research to enhance knowledge about interventions, education and outcomes for autistic children, young people and adults.
- Our staff
Director of Centre
Professor Liz Pellicano, Professor of Developmental Cognitive Science
Abigail Croydon, Research Officer
Alyssa Alcorn, Research Associate
Anna Remington, Senior Lecturer
Melissa Bovis, Research Communications and Engagement Officer
Teresa Tavassoli, Research Associate
Irene Molina Garcia
Kate (Soojung) Yoon
Find more about our researchers, publications, activities, groups and themes: UCL Research Portal, IRIS
We work to ensure that our knowledge is translated so that it can make a real difference to people's everyday lives. We work with professionals on the ground, like teachers and clinicians, and with those directly impacted by autism - children, young people and adults with autism, their families and friends, and the wider public - to promote awareness, and acceptance, of autism.
Our centre has a broad, active programme of research including experimental work on social, cognitive and perceptual development in children, adolescents and adults with autism. Insights from this research help us to develop and test different intervention and education approaches to better understand how people with autism learn.
Research projects include:
- A Future Made Together: Shaping Autism Research in the UK
- Autism Education Trust (AET) good practice
- Autism in Women and Girls
- DE-ENIGMA: Playfully empowering autistic children in their learning through robot technology
- Everyday Life Skills: how young people develop the skills we use to navigate everyday life
- Improving Access to Justice: experiences of autistic people in legal system
- My Life at School report
- Number sense in autism
- Seeing the world differently: Understanding autistic sensation and perception
- Social conformity: Why do humans and monkeys make weak decisions under social influence?
- The developing cognitive phenotype of autism: a 3-year follow-up study
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