Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre

Our projects

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The Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre is a highly research-active group, punching well above its weight in research quality and impact.


Sleep problems and mental ill health in autistic young people

Investigating the mechanisms underpinning sleep problems and links to mental ill health in autistic children and adolescents

Identifying developmental problems during child health reviews

Comparison of two approaches to measuring children’s developmental progress and identifying children with additional support needs used in the Scottish Universal Child Health Reviews

Autistic-Autistic Communication

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This project focuses on reducing health inequalities for autistic people by understanding interactional rapport.

The Neurodiversity Alliance

This project involves creating and evaluating peer support materials for neurodivergent young people in mainstream secondary schools.

Charting the impact of bilingualism for autistic children

This projects focuses on language learning in autistic children and how bilingualism can impact on various aspects of their lives.

Learning About Neurodiversity at School (LEANS)

Learning about learning difficulties for primary school pupils and their teachers: co-designing and evaluating an evidence-based, open access resource in a neurodiversity framework.

Embracing Complexity in Neurodevelopment

This project aims to understand barriers that affect children's learning, without the constraints of strict diagnoses.

Diversity in Social Intelligence Replication

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Exploring how autistic and non-autistic people learn from one another.

Managing Repetitive Behaviours Parent Group Study

Managing Repetitive Behaviours: A clinical and cost effectiveness trial of a parent group intervention to manage restricted repetitive behaviours in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

PEERS Cultural Adaptations Study

The project investigates the cultural acceptability of an American scheme, called the PEERS Program, and making appropriate adaptations for use in Scotland.

Research Priorities

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Research Priorities for Learning Difficulties was a project that identified the top 10 research priorities for learning difficulties amongst children and young people.

Early literacy in Autism

Researching Autism Spectrum Disorder and associations with literacy skills at the start of primary school.