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Autism research

Sheffield Hallam University is a leading centre for autism research and teaching. Our work addresses a range of issues related to the autism spectrum, from best practice for educators and employers to the representation of autism and Asperger syndrome in fiction.

Through applied research and research-informed teaching, we aim to provide practical support for autistic people and their families, and to influence attitudes and decisions at public, practice and policy-making levels.

This page showcases some of Sheffield Hallam’s key autism resources and projects, as well as staff with teaching and research interests in the subject.

Autism articles and projects


The Autism Centre

The Autism Centre is a dedicated team of academics within the Sheffield Institute of Education. As well as conducting wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary research, it offers accredited courses at postgraduate and doctoral level. 

The centre also engages in public outreach through workshops and lectures, and maintains a list of autism resources for individuals and carers in Sheffield and beyond.

Autism researchers at Sheffield Hallam

There are a number of researchers with an interest in autism and Aspergers, both within the Autism Centre and in other faculties and research centres. Find out more about them below. 

Professor Nick Hodge

Professor Nick Hodge

Professor of inclusive practice
Dr Jill Pluquailec

Dr Jill Pluquailec

Senior lecturer in autism
Dr Luke Beardon

Dr Luke Beardon

Senior lecturer
Dr Rachel Marsden

Dr Rachel Marsden

Senior lecturer

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