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Biography

Lauren has been employed at King’s College London since May 2016. She was involved in overseeing the Paediatric Autism Communication Trial-Generalised (PACT-G), a randomised controlled trial of a social communication intervention for children with autism. She currently conducts clinical assessments for one of the randomised controlled trials that forms part of  AIMS-2-Trials.  

Before joining King’s College London, Lauren trained in clinical psychology at the University of Western Australia. She completed her PhD in 2013 and then, in conjunction with the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism, developed the Graduate Certificate for Autism Diagnosis, Australia’s first specialised training programme for clinicians involved in diagnosing ASD. In her clinical work, she has provided intervention to children, adolescents and adults with ASD, many of whom had a complex needs.   

Research Interests

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Intervention trials 

Expertise and Public Engagement 

Lauren is a member of Autistica’s Complex Needs Study Group, the aim of which is to work together to drive autism research forward and to translate research into real-world applications for autistic people and their families.