Victoria is an ESRC LISS-DTP funded PhD student within the Re:Spect Research group (2019-2022), supervised by Prof Francesca Happé and Dr Emma Colvert.
Her research aims to explore the schooling experiences and education pathways for autistic pupils, including those in mainstream, specialist and home schools and individuals across the spectrum. Her project is in partnership with the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), which allows Victoria’s research to be enhanced by a range of different stakeholder experiences. Additionally, this collaboration will hopefully help to bridge the gap between research and practice.
Victoria has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Reading, and an MSc in Mental Health Studies from the IoPPN, King’s College London. Prior to beginning her PhD studentship, Victoria worked for three years as a research assistant on the Social Relationships Study (SRS), a project led by Prof Happé and Dr Colvert, and continues to work closely with this study.
When she’s not studying, Victoria is an avid Netflix-binger, aims to stroke every dog she sees and is overly competitive in pub quizzes.