MARCS Afternoon Colloquium (MAC) (Room 3.G.55 - Building 3)
Professor Liz Pellicano - Macquarie University
Topic: Knowing autistic lives
Speaker: Professor Liz Pellicano
Abstract: Can non-autistic scientists ever really understand what autistic people and their families need from their research? That’s a question that activists and community groups have been asking with increasing vigour over recent years. In this talk, Liz will argue that truly understanding autism – knowing autistic lives – requires both objective and subjective understandings, experiences and expertise, that is, listening, learning and involving autistic people and their families in research. She investigates in depth what the autistic community rightly demands of autism research and the major changes that will need to be made to deliver on their expectations.
Biography: Liz Pellicano has recently returned to Australia having been Director of the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at University College London. She trained as a developmental and educational psychologist at the University of Western Australia, where she also completed her PhD on the cognitive profile of autistic children, before becoming a Junior Research Fellow in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, UK, and Lecturer in Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol, UK. In 2009, she was appointed Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK. She became Director of CRAE in 2013 and Professor of Autism Education in 2015. In late 2017, she took up a Professorship in the Department of Educational Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney.
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The zoom ID is: 627 146 998. Link to zoom https://uws.zoom.us/j/627146998