My doctoral research investigated functional play for children with autism and severe learning difficulties.  Through the use of mixed methods research across three schools the study created a play framework to support practitioners to baseline, measure and develop play for children with autism.

Additional research interests include:

Practitioner research

Pivotal response training/Classroom Pivotal response teaching

Play interventions

Mixed methods research

Grounded theory

Severe learning difficulties

Special Schools


Special Educational Needs and Inclusion 

I would be interested to receive doctoral applications in any of the above areas.