News and events
What's been happening and what's coming up
News: The Salvesen Lecture 2021: Dr Punit Shah
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dec 2019: Photographs taken at the inaugural Salvesen Lecture 2019
News: Research Priorities article published in British Medical Journal Open
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).