Autism Research

The Centre for Autism at the University of Reading regularly invites autistic people of all ages, and members of their families, to take part in research studies being carried out by staff and students.

They are particularly keen to involve people living in Berkshire in their work.

The research teams would like to hear from people who would be happy to take part in online surveys or visit the centre – which is part of the Department of Psychology at the university’s Whiteknights campus – to take part in projects involving working with members of the centre’s team.

The centre’s website has a dedicated research section, giving information about its current projects, who is needed to take part in them, and how to get involved with studies.

Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel expenses in a number of cases.

Click here to visit the centre’s research page to find out about current studies and for more information about the Centre for Autism and the services that it provides for autistic people and for professionals who work with them.

  • Researchers at the CAASD Lab at the University of Reading are looking into music listening habits during the coronavirus pandemic and are asking people to take part in a survey.
    They want to know why we listen to music and whether people’s music listening habits have changed during the lockdown period,
    Anyone aged seven to 60 is welcome to take part. The form takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete. Click here for more details and the online survey form.

The Autism Research team at Royal Holloway, part of the University of London, which is based in Egham, close to Windsor and Ascot, also makes regular requests for autistic people and members of their families to participate in their studies.

Click here to visit the Royal Holloway Autism Research website, which has an online form for people to register an interest in taking part in research projects.

  • We also mention a number of autism research studies taking place at other UK universities in posts on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Click on the links to these pages to see if there are any recent updates.