News and events

August 2022: The report of the Research Centre’s activities over the past year has been published and is available to view online.

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Dr Punit Shah delivers the 2021 Salvesen Lecture: 'Are similarities just as important as differences in neurodiversity research?'

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We have launched a library of policy briefings with our friends at the Salvesen Mindroom Centre.

May 2021: Find out more about our ongoing research, outreach activities and more in our 2020/2021 Report.

In March 2021, we partnered with Selkirk High School and The Harris Trust to deliver three webinars on neurodiversity in secondary schools. There was a particular focus on the experiences of autistic young people, and on mental health.

We have entered 2021 with five new post-docs after Margaret Laurie, Bérengère Digard, Sinead O’Carroll, Shereen Sharaan and Bethan Dean all completed their vivas remotely during various stages of lockdown in 2020.

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Dr Duncan Astle delivers the 2020 Salvesen Lecture: 'Beyond the Label – Mapping Brain Diversity in Childhood'

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June 2020: Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson will become a Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Edinburgh from 1st August this year.

Dr Priya Silverstein, University of Surrey presents on Babies and Bayes. 25th November 2020.

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August 2020: Applications are now open for funding from the Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Centre.

Dr Dean D'Souza, Anglia Ruskin University presents on understanding constraints on early language and cognitive development. 29th June 2020.

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June 2020: The report of the Research Centre’s activities over the past year has been published and is available to view online.

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Feb 2020: The stress and anxiety of a potential autism diagnosis could be reduced by a new mobile phone app developed by our team here at the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre.

Jan 2020: Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson, Director of the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre, addresses what people should look out for when choosing treatments for adults or children with learning difficulties.

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Dec 2019: Learning difficulties - whose voice matters? Inclusion and empowerment in research and practice. A short roundup of our Inaugural Salvesen Lecture 2019 .

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Dec 2019: Photographs taken at the inaugural Salvesen Lecture 2019

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Nov 2019: An article detailing our project to define the Research Priorities for Learning Difficulties article has been published online in BMJ Open (British Medical Journal).

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Learning difficulties - whose voice matters? Join us at our inaugural Salvesen Lecture

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Jan 2020: Applications are now open for funding from the Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Centre.