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08:45 14 February - 18:00 17 February 2017

Brain Detectives


The Space | UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way | London | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Public
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Ticketed

Speaker information

Professor Liz Pellicano, Director of CRAE, Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), Liz Pellicano is Professor of Autism Education and Director of the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at UCL Institute of Education, University College London. She is a developmental psychologist committed to understanding the distinctive opportunities and challenges faced by autistic children, young people and adults and tracing their impact on everyday life – at home, at school and out-and-about in the community. She is also dedicated both to ensuring that the outcomes of her research are as influential as possible in education policy-making and to enhancing public understanding, including awareness and acceptance, of autism. Liz trained as an educational psychologist in Perth, Australia, where she also completed her PhD

Brain Detectives is a series of free half-day (4 hour), science workshops that take place at UCL Institute of Education and give children and young people a chance to learn about how the brain works through fun and interactive activities, whilst engaging with real brain scientists and giving them a chance to take part in some on-going experiments for themselves! We run two versions of this event, one for children aged between 6 and 11 years, and one for teenagers aged between 12 and 18 years. We welcome all children and young people to these events and we especially welcome those on the autism spectrum.

For availability, further information and to join our waiting list, please head to our website: http://crae.ioe.ac.uk/


Professor Liz Pellicano
+44 (0)20 7331 5126 | IOE.braindetectives@ucl.ac.uk


Eventbrite link for Young people (12-18 years) session
Eventbrite link for Children (6-11 years) session