- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Neurodevelopmental disorders (i.e. autism), disability studies, psycholinguistics, global mental health, psychology (developmental, clinical, and social), critical theories
Role of Stigma in Health and Social Outcomes of Autistic Individuals
In this project, we will explore the role stigma may play in health and/or social outcomes of autistic individuals. Much work in autism focuses a lot on the perspectives of researchers and/or caregivers and not much on the lived experiences of autistic individuals (although this is starting to gradually increase). Given that many autistic individuals report poorer healthcare outcomes, this project is interested in exploring the role stigma might play. This project can focus on either autistic children, adults, or transition youth depending on your interests. We can work together to determine the method of this work (i.e. literature review, survey/questionnaire, documentary, etc) depending on your skillset and interests.