Senior Teaching and Engagement Fellow, UCL

Dr Laura Crane is a Senior Teaching and Engagement Fellow at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at UCL Institute of Education.

Laura's research focuses on autism. In particular, she is interested in:

1. Identifying the most effective ways of supporting children and adults on the autism spectrum within the criminal justice system.

2. Exploring experiences of education, healthcare and criminal justice from the perspective of autistic people, their families, and those who work with them.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Senior Teaching and Engagement Fellow, University College London

Education

  • 2009 
    Goldsmiths, University of London, PhD
  • 2006 
    Goldsmiths, University of London, MSc
  • 2005 
    Goldsmiths, University of London, BSc (Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Building a participatory framework for early career autism researchers
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award
  • 2013
    Access to Justice for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council
  • 2012
    Experiences of receiving and communicating a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    British Academy