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18:30 - 19:30 26 September 2017

2017 CRAE Annual Lecture and Farewell to Professor Liz Pellicano


Jeffery Hall | 20 Bedford Way
UCL Institute of Education | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
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Professor Liz Pellcano, Director of CRAE, UCL Institute of Education, UCL, Liz trained as an educational psychologist in Perth, Australia, where she also completed her PhD, before becoming a Junior Research Fellow in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford and Lecturer in Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol. Among all of her successes, Liz’s greatest passion is for working alongside autistic people, their families and friends, in the work that she does. After over 4 years as Director of CRAE and 8 years at the UCL Institute of Education, she is moving on to take up a new post as Professor at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia in early October this year.

Can non-autistic scientists ever really understand what autistic people and their families need from their research? That’s a question that activists and community groups have been asking with increasing vigour over recent years.

In what will be the Centre for Autism Research & Education (CRAE) 8th Annual Lecture, world-renowned researcher and departing CRAE Director, Professor Liz Pellicano, will be speaking on this critical topic in her talk entitled, Knowing Autism. As part of this talk, Liz looks back at her years at the Centre to investigate, in depth, what the autistic community rightly demands of autism research and the major changes that will need to be made to deliver on their expectations.

We hope you will join us for this special, free-to-attend event and in wishing Liz, and her family, all the best in their new Australian adventure. We will also be serving light refreshments following the lecture.


Dr Melissa Bovis
+44 (0)20 7331 5126 | m.bovis@ucl.ac.uk


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