“The Precariat” is a good name for a band: Autism, employment and the creative industries.
This PhD study examines the experiences of autistic individuals as they transition from university into employment within the creative industries. […]
For further information on this research, please contact clare.lawrence@bishopg.ac.uk

Parents’ stories involving autism diagnosis for their child.
This PhD study explores the advantages and disadvantages of pursuing an autism “diagnosis”, as understood from the parental perspective. […]
For further information on this research, please contact clare.lawrence@bishopg.ac.uk

Autistic Teachers.
This MA study explores the lived experiences of autistic professionals as they enter, manage, stay in, or exit the profession. […]
For further information on thisresearch, please contact clare.lawrence@bishopg.ac.uk

Autism and Barriers to Employment.
This 3rd year Psychology undergraduate assignment investigates the barriers to employment faced by autistic individuals, specifically through the lens of the discrimination case of Mr T. Sherbourne vs Npower (2019). It identifies ways in which what was done by Npower was harmful and discusses possible ways for companies to improve their practice around autistic employees.
For further information on this research, please contact clare.lawrence@bishopg.ac.uk

Sharing Autism.
This ongoing research project uses literature and artefacts to explore autistic identity. Participants are autistic people and their family members who meet in small groups to share their understanding of autism using literature and objects as ‘scaffolds’ for this discussion. These thoughts and ideas are recorded verbally, in written form and visually through sketches and images. Findings from this project will be shared through journal publication and through art exhibition.
If you are interested in this research – including exploring the possibility of taking part – please contact Kate at clare.lawrence@bishopg.ac.uk.

Portrayals of Black autism in picture books.
This research investigates whether and how Black autistic children are represented in picture books. To what extent (if any) can Black autistic children see autism portrayed as being ‘someone like me’?
For further information about this research please contact either Sheine (sheine.peart@bishopg.ac.uk)or Kate (clare.lawrence@bishopg.ac.uk).

The experience of autistic trainee teachers.
Building on the work of the Autistic School Staff Project, this research investigates the experiences, support needs, strengths and lived experience of autistic people training to teach.
For further information (of if you would like to discuss taking part), please contact Kate at clare.lawrence@bishopg.ac.uk.