We aim to make a difference by

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Stirling Autism Research (STAR) comprises a range of researchers from different disciplines

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Conducting high-quality research, which aims to better understand autism

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Engaging in inter-disciplinary research with other universities and service providers

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Facilitating collaborations and research across the autism community

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The first STAR newsletter!

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New video series about our research!

Check out our new 5 minute video series all about our latest research!

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Reflections on a STAR Placement

One of our recent MSc placement students, Lauren, reflects on her experiences with STAR.

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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship awarded to Dr Monique Botha

We are delighted to announce that Dr Monique Botha has been awarded an Early Career Fellowship from The Leverhulme Trust.

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INSAR poster: Contextual References as a Mechanism to Support Time-Based Prospective Memory in Autistic Adults

Access Dr Roestorf and Dr Grainger's research poster here.

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INSAR panel: Global Insights on Understanding and Reducing Autism Stigma

Read about the research panel organised by Dr Cage & Dr Botha.

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INSAR poster: A Systematic Review of Healthcare Professionals’ Knowledge, Self-Efficacy and Attitudes Towards Working with Autistic People

Access Dr Cage's research poster here.

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INSAR poster: Longitudinal Investigation of the Impact of Minority Stress and Autistic Community Connectedness on Mental Health in the Autistic Community

Access Dr Botha's research poster here.

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INSAR poster: Seeing in the Mind’s Eye. A Study of Aphantasia in Relation to Episodic Memory and Future Thinking in Autistic Adults

Access Dr Roestorf & Dr Grainger's research poster here.

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INSAR poster: Identity After an Autism Diagnosis: Gender, Self-Esteem and Wellbeing

Access Dr Cage's research poster here.

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INSAR poster: Autistic Community Connectedness as a Moderator of the Effect of Minority Stress on Mental Health in the Autistic Population

Access Dr Botha's research poster here.

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Stirling Autism Research (STAR) at the International Society for Autism Research general annual meeting (INSAR).

Our thoughts on the International Society for Autism Research conference 2021.

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Welcome to Marisa!

New PhD student Marisa McKinlay joins the STAR team.

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Welcome to Dr Botha plus new paper published

Dr Botha joins the STAR team and has a new paper published!

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New open-access position paper on Social Prescribing for Autistic people

In this open letter, we review existing literature on the efficacy of social prescribing in the general population and outline factors that should be considered when offering this to autistic people.

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New open-access research paper on Self-guided Mindfulness to alleviate anxiety in autistic adults

Our study explored the use of online mindfulness-based and cognitive behaviour therapy tools to alleviate anxiety in autistic adults. The study showed that online tools such as these can significantly reduce anxiety, with lasting effects over 3 and 6 months.

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New paper on camouflaging, autistic identity and disclosure published

New research on camouflaging, autistic identity and disclosure (telling others about being autistic).

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ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship award

Congratulations to Dr Monique Botha on being awarded an ESRC Fellowship!

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New research on autistic people's university experiences published

Hear more about Dr Eilidh Cage's research on autistic student's experiences of dropping out of university.

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New STAR team members

Welcome to Dr Eilidh Cage and Dr Amanda Roestorf!

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Corden, K., Brewer, R., & Cage, E. (2021)

A systematic review of healthcare professionals’ knowledge, self-efficacy and attitudes towards working with autistic people

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Perry, E., Mandy, W., Hull, L. & Cage, E. (2021)

Understanding camouflaging as a response to autism-related stigma: A Social Identity Theory approach

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Cage, E. & Troxell-Whitman (2020)

Brief report: Understanding the relationships between autistic identity, disclosure and camouflaging

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Craig, K. & Grainger, C. (2020)

Metacognition in Autism. In F. R. Volkmar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York: Springer.

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Cage, E. & Howes, J. (2020)

Dropping out and moving on: A qualitative study of autistic people’s experiences of university

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Cage, E., De Andres, M. & Mahoney. P. (2020).

Understanding the factors that affect university completion for autistic people. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 72, 101519.

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Roestorf, A. & Grainger, C. (2020)

Prospective Memory in Autism Spectrum Disorder. In: Volkmar F. (eds) Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer, New York, NY

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Cage, E. (2020)

Autism Acceptance and Mental Health. In: Volkmar F (ed.) Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York: Springer p. 6.

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Nicholson, T. M., Williams, D. M., Grainger, C., Christensen, J. F., Calvo-Merino, B., & Gaigg, S. B. (2018)

Interoceptive impairments do not lie at the heart of autism or alexithymia

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