Institute of Education


2017 CRAE Annual Lecture and Farewell to Professor Liz Pellicano

Start: Sep 26, 2017 06:30 PM
End: Sep 26, 2017 07:30 PM

Location: Jeffery Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Professor Liz Pellicano

Can non-autistic scientists ever really understand what autistic people and their families need from their research? That’s a question that activists and community groups have been asking with increasing vigour over recent years.

In what will be the 8th Centre for Research of Autism and Education (CRAE) Annual Lecture, world-renowned researcher and departing CRAE Director, Professor Liz Pellicano, will be speaking on this critical topic in her talk entitled, Knowing Autism.

As part of this talk, Liz looks back at her years at the Centre to investigate, in depth, what the autistic community rightly demands of autism research and the major changes that will need to be made to deliver on their expectations.

After over 4 years as Director of CRAE and 8 years at the UCL Institute of Education, Liz will be moving on in early October to take up a new post as Professor at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Join the Centre, IOE and the extended UCL community in wishing Liz, and her family, all the best in their new Australian adventure.


The lecture and farewell is free to attend and open to all; the wider autistic community, teachers, researchers, staff and students are warmly invited to attend. 

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Event contact

Melissa Bovis, m.bovis@ucl.ac.uk

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