We aim to make a difference by

aim image

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

aim image

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

aim image

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

aim image

Facilitating collaborations and research across the autism community

h

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.

Read more >
h

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.

Read more >
h

New paper on camouflaging, autistic identity and disclosure published

Read more >
h

ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship award

Read more >
h

New research on autistic people's university experiences published

Read more >
h

New STAR team members

Read more >
tab image

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

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

Publisher DOI FULL TEXT
tab image

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

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

Publisher DOI FULL TEXT
tab image

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.

Publisher DOI FULL TEXT
tab image

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

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

Publisher DOI FULL TEXT
tab image

Cage, E. (2020)

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

Publisher DOI FULL TEXT
tab image

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

Publisher DOI FULL TEXT