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Research Fellow, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester

Judith Hebron works at the Manchester Institute of Education as a research fellow and tutor. She is a former secondary modern languages teacher and head of faculty, who returned to academia to study special educational needs via an MEd in the Psychology of Education, followed by a PhD. She has developed a particular interest and focus on investigating and improving the educational experience of young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC).

Her initial research looked at the mental health and well-being of secondary age students with ASC, and this was followed by research exploring bullying of this group of young people. She is currently involved in a three-year project on the primary to secondary school transition students with ASC.

She is interested in mixed methods research, participant involvement, and ensuring that research is relevant to participants.


  • –present
    Research Fellow and Lecturer, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester