New article!

Posted on 31 July 2017 by Katy Unwin

New article in Molecular Autism on anxiety and repetitive behaviour, co-authored by Sue Leekam, shows that self-regulation may have an important role to play.  To read this new and exciting paper download it from here:
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New paper on sensitivity to emotion in autism

Posted on 19 June 2017 by Sarah Barrett

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
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New publication on anxiety and repetitive behaviours

Posted on 12 April 2017 by Sarah Barrett

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
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WARC PhD members win TWO 2017 prizes!

Posted on 9 March 2017 by Zoe Williams

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
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WARC hosts visit by the Minister for Social Services and Public Health and Vice Chancellor of Cardiff University

Posted on 8 February 2017 by Sarah Barrett

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 ( and introduced our visitors from Latvia led by Liga Berzina, Autism Association of Latvia. Pictured (L-R) are Professor Colin Riordan, Vice Chancellor
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Visitors from Latvia arrive

Posted on 7 February 2017 by Sarah Barrett

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
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