Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre

News and events

What's been happening and what's coming up

News: The Salvesen Lecture 2021: Dr Punit Shah

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Dr Punit Shah will deliver the 2021 Salvesen Lecture: 'Are similarities just as important as differences in neurodiversity research?' on Monday 6th December at 6.00 pm.

Policy Briefings Launch

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We have launched a library of policy briefings with our friends at the Salvesen Mindroom Centre.

News: 2020/2021 Annual Report

May 2021: Find out more about our ongoing research, outreach activities and more in our 2020/2021 Report.

Selkirk High: Neurodiversity and Mental Health webinars

In March 2021, we partnered with Selkirk High School and The Harris Trust to deliver three webinars on neurodiversity in secondary schools. There was a particular focus on the experiences of autistic young people, and on mental health.

News: Congratulations are in order!

We have entered 2021 with five new post-docs after Margaret Laurie, Bérengère Digard, Sinead O’Carroll, Shereen Sharaan and Bethan Dean all completed their vivas remotely during various stages of lockdown in 2020.

News: The Salvesen Lecture 2020: Dr Duncan Astle

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Dr Duncan Astle delivers the 2020 Salvesen Lecture: 'Beyond the Label – Mapping Brain Diversity in Childhood' on Tuesday 17th November at 6.00 pm.

Event: SMRC Rising Stars Webinar Series: Dr Priya Silverstein

Dr Priya Silverstein, University of Surrey presents on Babies and Bayes. 25th November 2020.

News: August 2020 funding applications now open

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August 2020: Applications are now open for funding from the Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Centre.

Event: SMRC Rising Stars Webinar Series: Dr Dean D'Souza

Dr Dean D'Souza, Anglia Ruskin University presents on understanding constraints on early language and cognitive development. 29th June 2020.

News: Director of Research Centre receives promotion to Professor

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June 2020: Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson will become a Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Edinburgh from 1st August this year.

News: 2019/2020 Annual Report

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June 2020: The report of the Research Centre’s activities over the past year has been published and is available to view online.

News: 'Helping Hand' app launched to support parents during autism assessment

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Feb 2020: The stress and anxiety of a potential autism diagnosis could be reduced by a new mobile phone app developed by our team here at the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre.

Opinion: Private treatment for learning difficulties - what to consider.

Jan 2020: Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson, Director of the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre, addresses what people should look out for when choosing treatments for adults or children with learning difficulties.

News: The Salvesen Lecture 2019 film recording

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Dec 2019: Learning difficulties - whose voice matters? Inclusion and empowerment in research and practice. A short roundup of our Inaugural Salvesen Lecture 2019 .

News: The Salvesen Lecture 2019 image gallery

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Dec 2019: Photographs taken at the inaugural Salvesen Lecture 2019

News: Research Priorities article published in British Medical Journal Open

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Nov 2019: An article detailing our project to define the Research Priorities for Learning Difficulties article has been published online in BMJ Open (British Medical Journal).