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Autism Community Research Network @ Southampton (ACoRNS)

Our people

Learn about our academic experts, from their research interests to their contact details.

Mrs Amanda Hind

Research interests

  • Autism 
  • Intersectionality
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Ms Chloe East

Email: c.east@soton.ac.uk

Address: B44, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Miss Claire Cooper

Research interests

  • Autism
  • Early Years
  • Cultural influences

Mrs Emily Ellington

Research interests

  • Autism
  • Teaching and learning
  • Service development across education, health, and social care

Dr Hanna Kovshoff

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • https://acorns-soton.org.uk
  • Developing and using novel and creative methodologies to access the views and voices of neurodivergent children and those with special educational needsUnderstanding educational experiences and the social and psychological factors that lead to successful and unsuccessful educational transitions for autistic children, children with disabilities, and those with special educational needsCo-production and participatory approaches to developing research questions and conducting research in practiceUnderstanding the wider family experience when one member of the family has additional needs – in particular I am interested in the sibling experience

Email: h.kovshoff@soton.ac.uk

Address: B44, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Mrs Jo Corney

Research interests

  • Autism and Neurodivergence
  • Inclusion
  • Nurture Groups

Dr Judith Bruce-Golding

Senior Teaching Fellow in EMHP

Research interests

  • lived experiences of children, young people and families (epilepsy and disability)
  • mental health, wellbieng and therapeutic approaches
  • suicide literacy 

Miss Rosie Tansley

Research interests

  • Autism
  • Intense interests
  • Teaching and learning

Professor Sarah Parsons

Professor of Autism and Inclusion

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: s.j.parsons@soton.ac.uk

Address: B32, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Dr Vasilis Strogilos PhD

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • The Inclusion of students with disabilities in mainstream schools
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Co-teaching

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: v.strogilos@soton.ac.uk

Address: B32, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

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