Research publications

Here are a list of publications by WARC members in high quality research journals:

  • Carrington, S. J., Uljarević, M., Roberts, A., White, L. J., Morgan, L., Wimpory, D., Ramsden, C. and Leekam, S. R. (2016). Knowledge acquisition and research evidence in autism: researcher and practitioner perspectives and engagementResearch in Developmental Disabilities, 51-52, 126-134. (10.1016/j.ridd.2016.01.011)
  • Hare D.J.,Vahey C., Walker S. & Wittkowski A. (2016) Clinical psychologists’ attitudes towards the biology and “new genetics” of intellectual and developmental disabilities: A Q-methodology study In press  Journal of Intellectual Disability Research DOI: 10.1111/jir.12261
  • Leekam, S. R. (2016). Social cognitive impairment and autism: What are we trying to explain?Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences, 371(1686) (10.1098/rstb.2015.0082)
  • Powell, G., Wass, S. V., Erichsen, J. T. and Leekam, S. R. (2016). First evidence of the feasibility of gaze-contingent attention training for school children with autismAutism (10.1177/1362361315617880)
  • Uljarević, M., Lane, A., Kelly, A., & Leekam, S. (2016). Sensory subtypes and anxiety in older children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research. online: 13 JAN 2016. DOI: 10.1002/aur.1602
  • Barrett, S. L., Uljarević, M., Baker, E. K., Richdale, A. L., Jones, C. R. G., & Leekam, S. R. (2015). The Adult Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire-2 (RBQ-2A): A self-report measure of restricted and repetitive behaviours. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (10.1007/s10803-015-2514-6). Download this paper here.
  • Carrington, S., Leekam, S., Kent, R., Maljaars, J., Gould, J., Wing, L., … & Noens, I. (2015). Signposting for diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder using the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO). Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 9, 45-52. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1750946714002347
  • Carter Leno, V., Charman, T., Pickles, A., Jones, C. R. G., Baird, G., Happe, F. and Simonoff, E. (2015). Callous-unemotional traits in adolescents with autism spectrum disorderBritish Journal of Psychiatry (10.1192/bjp.bp.114.159863)
  • Barrett, B., Mosweu, I., Jones, C. R. G., Charman, T., Baird, G., Simonoff, E., Pickles, A., Happe, F. and Byford, S. (2015). Comparing service use and costs among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, special needs and typical developmentAutism, 19(5), 562-569. (10.1177/1362361314536626)
  • Hare D.J. (2015) ‘Autism Spectrum Disorders’ in A. Carr, C. Linehan, G. O’Reilly, P. Noonan Walsh & J. McEvoy (eds) Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice Routledge, Oxford
  • Hare D.J., Gracey C. & Wood. C. (2015) Anxiety in High-functioning Autism: A pilot study of experience sampling using a mobile platform Autism. DOI: 10.1177/1362361315604817
  • Hare D.J., Wood C., Wastell S. & Skirrow P. (2015) Anxiety in Asperger’s Syndrome: Assessment in real-time Autism 19(5) 542-552 DOI: 10.1177/1362361314531340
  • Milosavljevic, B., Carter Leno, V., Simonoff, E., Baird, G., Pickles, A., Jones, C. R. G., Erskine, C., Charman, T. and Happé, F. (2015). Alexithymia in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Its relationship to internalising difficulties, sensory modulation and social cognition. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (10.1007/s10803-015-2670-8)
  • Whitaker, L., Jones, C. R. G., Wilkins, A. J. and Roberson, D. (2015). Judging the intensity of emotional expression in faces: the effects of colored tints on individuals with autism spectrum disorderAutism Research, n/a. (10.1002/aur.1506)
  • Cooper, M., Langley, K, Thapar, A. (2014) Antenatal acetaminophen and ADHD: an interesting observed association but too early to infer causality. JAMA Pediatrics, 168(4): 306-307
  • Cooper, M., Thapar, A., Jones, D.K. (2014). White matter microstructure predicts autistic traits in ADHD. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders. Epub ahead of print, May 2014. Doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2131-9
  • Uljarević, M., Prior, M. R, & Leekam, S. R. (2014). First evidence of sensory atypicality in mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Molecular Autism, 5: 26. Doi: 10.1186/2040-2392-5-26
  • Carrington, S.J.*, Kent, R.G.*, Le Couteur, A., Gould, J., Wing, L., Noens, I., Maljaars, J., Berckelaur-Onnes, I., & Leekam, S.R. (2014). DSM 5 Autism Spectrum Disorder: In search of essential behaviours for diagnosis. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8(6), 701-715. (*joint first authors).
  • Martin, J., Cooper, M., Hamshere, M., Pocklington, A., Pinto, D., Kent, L., Gill, M., Owen, M.J., Williams, N., O’Donovan, M., Thapar, A., Holmans, P. (2014). Investigating the biological overlap of ADHD and ASD. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Hollocks, M.J., Jones, C.R.G., Pickles, A., Baird, G., Happé, F., Simonoff, E. (2014). The association between social cognition and executive functioning and symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Research, 7(2), 216-228.
  • Stirling, L., Douglas, S., Leekam, S.R., & Carey, L. (2014). The use of narrative in studying communication in autism: A review of findings and methodologies. In J. Arciuli and J. Brock (eds.) Language and Communication Impairment in Childhood Autism, Trends in Language Acquisition Research, Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Iao, L. & Leekam, S.R. (2014). Non-specificity and theory of mind: New evidence from a non-verbal false-sign task and children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 122, 1-20.
  • Lidstone, J.*, Uljarević, M.*, Sullivan, J., Rodgers, J., McConachie, H., Freeston, M., Le Couteur, A., Prior, M., Leekam S.R. (2014). Relations among restricted and repetitive behaviours, anxiety and sensory symptoms in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8(2), 82-92. (*joint first authors). 1016/j.rasd.2013.10.001
  • Lidstone, J., Uljarević, M., Kanaris, H., Mullis, J., Fasoli, L., & Leekam, S.R. (2014) Imitating the Child with Autism: A Strategy for Early Intervention? Autism 4:124. doi: 10.4172/2165-7890.1000124.
  • Cooper, M.*, Martin, J.*, Langley, K., Hamshere, M., Thapar, A. (2014). Autistic traits in children with ADHD index clinical and cognitive problems. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 23(1): 23-34. (* joint first authors).
  • Jones, C. R. G. (2013). Wisconsin card sorting test. In: Volkmar, F. ed. Encyclopedia of AutismSpectrum Disorders. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Ricketts, J., Jones, C. R. G., Happé, F. and Charman, T. (2013). Reading comprehension in autism spectrum disorders: the role of oral language and social functioning. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(4), 807-816.
  • Simonoff, E., Jones, C. R. G., Baird, G., Pickles, A., Happé, F. and Charman, T. (2013). The persistence and stability of psychiatric problems in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54(2), 186-194.
  • Kent, R.G.*, Carrington, S.J.*, Le Couteur, A., Gould, J., Wing, L., Noens, I., Maljaars, J., Berckelaur-Onnes, I., & Leekam, S.R. (2013). Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder: Who will get a DSM-5 diagnosis? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54(11), 1242-1250. (*joint first authors).
  • Fletcher-Watson, S., Leekam, S.R & Findlay, J. (2013). Social Interest in High-Functioning Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders -11-140.
  • Evans, C. J., Puts, N. A. J., Robson, S. E., Boy, F., McGonigle, D. J., Sumner, P., et al. (2013). Subtraction artifacts and frequency (Mis-)alignment in J-difference GABA editing. Journal of magnetic resonance imaging, 38(4), 970-975.
  • Mullins, P. G., McGonigle, D. J., O’Gorman, R. L., Puts, N. A. J., Vidyasagar, R., Evans, C. J., et al. (2013). Current practice in the use of MEGA-PRESS spectroscopy for the detection of GABA. NeuroImage, 86, 43-52.
  • Thapar, A., Cooper, M. (2013) Copy number variation: What is it and what has it told us about child psychiatric disorders? Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(8): 772-4.
  • Kourkoulou, A., Kuhn, G., Findlay, J.M., & Leekam, S.R. (2013). Eye movement difficulties in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implications for contextual learning. Autism Research. Published online, Feb 2013, DOI: 10.1002/aur.1274.
  • Meins, E., Fernyhough, C., Arnott, B., Leekam, S. R., De Rosnay, M. (in press) Mindmindeness and Theory of Mind: Mediating roles of language and perspectival symbolic play. Child Development. Published online, Feb 2013, DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12061.
  • Leekam, S.R. (2013). Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders. In Volkmar, F. Ed. Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Berlin: Springer.
  • Uljarević, M. & Hamilton, A. (2012) Recognition of emotion. Recognition of emotions in autism: a formal meta-analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Published online, Nov 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s10803-012-1695-5.
  • Falter, C. M., Braeutigam, S., Nathan, R., Carrington, S.J., & Bailey, A. J. (2012). Enhanced access to early visual processing of perceptual simultaneity in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Published online, Dec 2012, DOI:10.1007/s10803-012-1735-1.
  • Fletcher-Watson, S., Leekam, S. R., Connolly, B., Collis, J. M.,Findlay, J. M., McConachie H., and Rodgers, J. (2012). Attenuation of change blindness in children with autism spectrum disorders. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 30, 446-458.
  • Nešić,M., Kostić J., Uljarević, M., Ćirić, M., Nešić, V. (2012) Relationship between empathy and cardiovascular response to emotional movie scenes. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123(7): e82.
  • Nešić, M., Kostić, J., Uljarević, M., Čičević, S.. Nešić, V. (2012). Empathy as a predictor of skin conductance response to evocative movie scenes. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123(7): e85.
  • Kourkoulou, A., Leekam, S.R., Findlay, J.M. (2012). Implicit learning of local context in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 2, 244-256.
  • Price, M. & White, L. (2012) Letter to The Psychologist, British Psychological Society, 5, 10, 726-733.
  • Leekam, S.R.; Prior, M. R.; Uljarević, M. (2011). Restricted and repetitive behaviours in autism spectrum disorders: A review of research in the last decade. Psychological Bulletin, Vol 137 (4), 562-593.
  • Lidstone, J. S. M., Meins, E., & Fernyhough, C. (2012). Verbal mediation of cognition in children with specific language impairment. Development and Psychopathology, 24(2), 651-660
  • Wiestler T, McGonigle DJ, Diedrichsen J. Integration of sensory and motor representations of single fingers in the human cerebellum. (2011) J Neurophysiol, 105(6), 3042-53
  • Meins, E. Fernhough, C., Arnott, B., Turner, M. & Leekam, S.R. (2011). Mother versus infant centred correlates of maternal mind-mindedness in the first year of life. Infancy, vol 16, 2, 137-165.
  • Iao, L.S., Leekam, S.R., Perner, J. & McConachie, H. (2011). Further Evidence for non-specificity of theory of mind in preschoolers; training and transferability in the understanding of false beliefs and false signs. Journal of Cognition and Development, 12, 56-79.
  • Lidstone, J. S. M., Meins, E. & Fernyhough, C. (2011). Individual differences in children’s private speech: Consistency across tasks, timepoints, and contexts. Cognitive Development, 26 (3), 203- 213.
  • Kourkoulou, A, Leekam, S.R., Findlay, J.M. (2011). Implicit learning of local context in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 2, 244-256.
  • Kuhn, G., Tewson, L. Morpurgo, L., Freebody, S.F., Musil, A. S. & Leekam S. R. (2011). Developmental changes in the control of saccadic eye movements in children with autism. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 2011 Oct;64(10):1919-29.
  • Meins, E. Fernyhough, C., Arnott, B., Vittorini, L. Turner, M., Leekam, S.R. & Parkinson, K. (2011). Individual differences in infant’s joint attention behaviours with mother and a new social partner. Infancy, 16, 6, 587-610.
  • Fletcher-Watson, S., Leekam, S.R., Connolly, B., Collis, J.M., Findlay, J.M., McConachie, H.R., Rodgers, J. (2011). Attenuation of change blindness in children with autism spectrum disorders. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. Online July 2011.
  • Meins, E., Fernyhough, C., de Rosnay, M., Arnott, B., Leekam, S. R. & Turner, M. (2011). Mind-mindedness as a multidimensional construct: Appropriate and non-attuned mind-related comments independently predict infant–mother attachment in a socially diverse sample. Infancy.Online: 29 Aug 2011.
  • Kuhn, G., & Kourkoulou, A. & Leekam, S.R. (2010). How magic changes our expectations about autism. Psychological Science, 21, 1487-1493.
  • Lidstone, J. S. M., Meins, E., & Fernyhough, C. (2010). The roles of private speech and inner speech in planning in middle childhood: Evidence from a dual task paradigm. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 107, 438-451.
  • Kuhn, G., Benson, V., Fletcher-Watson, S., Kovshov, H., McCormick, C., Kirkby, J. & Leekam, S.R (2010) Eye movements affirm: Automatic overt gaze and arrow cueing for typical adults and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Experimental Brain Research. 201, 155-165.
  • Arnott, B; McConachie, H.R, Le Couteur, A, Meins, A; Fernyhough, C., Turner, M; Parkinson, K., Vittorini, L., Leekam, S.R. (2010). The frequency of restricted and repetitive behaviour in 15-month old typically developing infants. Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics. Volume 31(3), pp 223-229.
  • Bundovska, S., Uljarevic M. (2010). Ethical and practical challenges when conducting fMRI research in children. Psychology Yearbook, 6(8), 23-32.
  • Leekam, S. & Prior, M. Restricted and repetitive behaviours. In Volkmar, F. (Ed). Autism and autism spectrum disorders: History, diagnosis, neurobiology, treatment and outcome. The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection. Henry Stewart Talks Ltd., London (online at http://hstalks.com/?t=BL1042580-Leekam ).
  • Leekam, S.R., Solomon, T.L. & Teoh, Y-S, (2010). Adults’ social cues facilitate young children’s use of signs and symbols. Developmental Science. 13, 1, 108, 119.
  • Fletcher-Watson, S., Collis., J.M., Findlay, J.M. & Leekam, S.R. (2009). Development of change blindness: Children’s attentional priorities whilst viewing naturalistic scenes. Developmental Science, 12, 3, 438-445.