Recruiting parents of autistic children to take part in our survey regarding their child's online safety behaviours.

To take part, please click on the survey link below:

Online Survey

Ashley Robertson, Sarah Cassidy and Jacqui Rodgers are conducting research aiming to prevent suicide in the autistic community.


They have launched an online consultation. This is to identify research and policies that would help prevent suicide for autistic people. The findings will be presented at a two day meeting.


If you are interested, you can access the survey here:


The survey is anonymous. It includes (but not limited to), autistic people, family members of autistic people, clinicians, service providers, charities, policy makers, civil servants, and researchers.


This exercise is funded by the International Society for Autism Research <>, in association with the James Lind Alliance priority setting partnership <> (JLA), and Autistica <>.


The event following the survey will be independently facilitated by senior JLA advisor Katherine Cowen.


Heriot Watt University - Autistic Mental Health Survey

Participants are needed for a new research project that Heriot Watt are running.

Please follow this link to find out more information and for contact details: Click Here

Heriot Watt University - Want to meet a Robot?

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University are looking for people to complete a robot study.

Please follow this link to find out more information and for contact details: Click Here


Current Research Projects


Project: The Impact of Autistic Traits on the Processing of Speech and Gesture  

University of Glasgow Psychology PhD student Leeseul Shim is studying autism for his PhD project. 

The project aims to find the impact of autistic traits on processing of prosody and gesture in conversational situation. 

Leeseul is asking for your help looking for autistics willing to participate in him study. 

We are looking for Native English speaking males and females (aged 18 to 40) with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Our study involves a perception experiment to investigate the impact of autistic traits on the processing of prosody (tone of voice) and gesture in conversational situations. 

Benefits of participating: 

-- Learn more about ASD 

-- Get £6/hour for participating in the experiment 

What the study involves: 

-- You will be asked to complete a 10-minute Autism Quotient questionnaire 

-- You will be asked to take a standardized test of cognitive abilities (WASI) 

-- You will be invited to participate in a perception experiment where you will be presented with auditory, visual and audio-visual displays on a computer and will be asked to make a simple judgement about the displays 

-- The entire experiment will take about 1 to 1.5 hours 

If you have any questions, email Leeseul Shim at or Frank Pollick at or call Frank Pollick at 0141-330-3945 

The study will take place at 58 Hillhead Street, School of Psychology, University of Glasgow. of Prosody and Gesture processing in ASD.

For more information, contact Leeseul Shim on 

Autism Network Scotland Survey

Autism Network Scotland are currently conducting a survey of autistic people, their families and carers to find out about their awareness and interactions with the Scottish Strategy for Autism and its accompanying website and newsletters.

Please follow this link to find out more information and complete the survey: Click Here


Relationship between anxiety, sensory processing and uncertainty

Kathryn is looking for adults (18+) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who have access to the internet and are able to complete an online 20-30 minute questionnaire independently.

This study is designed to learn the relationship between anxiety, sensory processing abnormalities and intolerance of uncertainty in a population of adults with ASD.

Click on the link to be taken to the questionnaire Click Here


Research is being conducted by Kathryn Flatley ( with collaborative supervision from Dr Ashley Robertson (

Research into Percieving Personality through Tones of Voice in ASD

For more information about this study Click Here


Research into Autism Spectrum Disorder and Anxiety

For more information about this study Click Here


Volunteers needed for research project on repetitive behaviour and imagination in autism

For more information about this study Click Here


Asperger Syndrome and Employment Research

I am currently conducting masters research on "Asperger's Syndrome (hereafter "AS") and Employment. I have to date interviewed representatives from a number of organisations in the central belt (thanks) and I have some more interviews to conduct.

As part of this project, an online questionnaire has been set up to provide the opportunity for individuals with a diagnosis of AS (or similar) to record their experiences of unemployment, employment and education. I am writing to ask you to promote this online questionnaire amongst your members (by asking them to complete it where appropriate and also to cascade it to the users of their services). The link for the questionnaire is



I have also registered on Twitter as "@autruistic" to promote this study, and would appreciate it if people could follow me on that account for the same purposes: Twitter


Thanks for your help. Regards, John Currie.

STUDY - Investigating the experience of university life of students with autism (you must have attended university for at least one year)

'My name is Sarah Ashford-Smith and I am a 4th year Psychology student at Heriot Watt University. I am inviting you to take part in a study I am carrying out which is investigating the experience of university life of students with autism and students who have developed typically, attending UK based universities.

The study uses a questionnaire which includes; information about yourself, how you spend your time at university, your application to university, your adjustment to university life, your experience of lectures, the support at your university and how you feel about your course. The student experience questionnaire has 7 sections and you will be asked to complete 3 additional short questionnaires to control for mood and personality characteristics.

The study will take approximately 70 minutes to complete and there will be an option on the online survey to save it so that you can return to complete it as I recognise that this survey may take some time. Participants can be of any age and gender and we are looking for English speakers/readers.

You also do not need to have a particular type of diagnosis of autism. The only request is that you have attended university for at least one year. If you would like to take part in my study please email me on: or if you would like to contact my supervisor with any questions, instead of myself, then please email Dr Mel McKendrick:


Research is being undertaken into autism and anxiety. The link below is for a short survey, which asks questions about the impact of anxiety and what, if anything, has helped people with autism to manage their anxiety. If you are, or have been, affected by anxiety, and you want to take part, then click the link below. If you want to discuss this further before getting involved, then you can email or call Matthew Day - 0131 220 1075 or