Another exciting opportunity to help with a research project being carried out at the University of Glasgow.  Please share with your contacts or any useful networks.  

 

Autism in Museum: Making Museums Autism Accessible

 

I am undertaking research to investigate and improve museum visiting experiences for autistic adults in Scotland at the University of Glasgow. I am an autistic researcher who is hoping to recruit for two focus groups to gather feedback about the research questions, aims and current survey questions I intend to release this summer. I am looking for people over the age of 18 with a clinical diagnosis or self-diagnosis who would be interested in contributing to the shaping of this research. This research has been ethically approved by the University of Glasgow’s Ethics Committee (College of Arts) as of 21/12/2021.

 

When:

 

Tuesday 31st May - 2pm

Wednesday 1st June - 6pm

 

What will it involve?

 

Taking part in one of two focus groups, which are anticipated to last 1 hour to 1.5 hours maximum. I will be presenting about what my research is on, to gather feedback and finalise research questions. I will then share survey questions to discuss whether they make sense and whether any questions should change or be added. The sessions will take place on Zoom, and discussion can take place verbally or using the chat function. 

 

What are the benefits of taking part?

 

Each participant in this research will have the opportunity to contribute to the shaping of this project. The feedback received from these focus groups will impact the overall research project and direction of focus. This research is committed to enabling autistic voices, which are currently under-represented in the field, to help influence sectoral change. Everyone who attends the session will receive a £15 voucher for their time. You are only required to attend one of the two sessions and would be welcome to participate as the research progresses in other parts.

 

Interested?

 

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please email Aimee Fletcher (a.fletcher.1@research.gla.ac.uk) directly, confirm that you are over 18, and indicate what day you would be available to participate.

 

Aimee will then email over the Participant Information and Consent forms. Once these have been read, signed and returned, all focus group participants will be sent more information about the focus group, proposed questions and slides in advance. Please let me know if you have any access needs and I will make sure to address them.

 

Thank you very much for your interest. If you have any questions about the research, then please do get in touch.

 

Best wishes,

 

Aimee Fletcher

 

New Research Projects


 


Study Participants Needed 

 

Autism and Higher Education: Exploring students’ experiences

 

Looking for individuals who are:

 

Study Details:

 

Dissertation project aiming to explore the lived experiences of autistic students in Higher Education, with a particular focus upon identifying as autistic in a HE context, issues around disclosing autistic identity at university and how this might influence educational experiences.

 

Will involve:

 

To participate, or for more info, please contact: Flinn Nasr, 4th year Psychology undergraduate at Heriot-Watt University (en31@hw.ac.uk).

 

This research has been approved by the School of Social Sciences Ethics Committee at Heriot-Watt University, and is supervised by Dr. Mary Stewart (m.e.stewart@hw.ac.uk).