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Dr Catherine Jones has just published an article in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders with her collaborators at City University, London. When faces are emotional people judge having seen them for longer compared to faces that do not show emotion – this is a demonstration of implicit sensitivity to emotion. Catherine and her […]



There is a new publication in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders co-authored by Sarah Barrett and Sue Leekam. The article describes the self-reported experience of anxiety and repetitive behaviour in young people aged 13-20 years from interviews and also questionnaires. The article is available by emailing the authors and will also be on […]


PhD Prize for Early Promise: Salim Hashmi has won the Cardiff University School of Psychology, First Year PhD Prize for Early Promise! The prize was for his first year work, personal statement and CV. Salim is supervised by Prof Dale Hay and Dr Mark Johansen. Hadyn Ellis PhD Dissertation Award: Sarah has won the Hadyn […]


At a meeting with the Minister for Social Services and Public Health and the Vice Chancellor of Cardiff University on the 8th February, we presented our partnership work with Johanna Manikiza WLGA (https://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/warc/signs-and-diagnosis/) and introduced our visitors from Latvia led by Liga Berzina, Autism Association of Latvia. Pictured (L-R) are Professor Colin Riordan, Vice Chancellor […]


A delegatation from Latvia, led by Liga Berzina and supported by the Latvian Government’s Ministry of Welfare, arrived on 7th Feb. The main aim of their visit is to learn more about our  research partnership model and strategic planning in services. Their visit includes meetings with researchers (see photo below), visits to primary and special […]




Sue Leekam, Georgie Powell and Tom Freeman gave invited presentations at the Starptautiska Konference, Riga, Latvia on Friday 4th November. They are pictured here with their hosts Ieva Bite, Latvia University and Liga Berzina, Autism Association of Latvia. Presentations from WARC outlined research approaches and diagnostic methods (Sue Leekam) and eyetracking methods (Georgie and Tom). […]