Autism Community Research Network @ Southampton (ACoRNS)

PhD opportunities

We offer PhD opportunities and welcome enquiries to discuss options informally.

We have internationally recognised research expertise in participatory and creative methods and approaches. Our vibrant ACoRNS research culture is supported by term-time, weekly online meetings for our students, staff, Visiting Fellows, and volunteers. You’ll be part of an inclusive, inspiring and collaborative research environment that includes opportunities for:  

  • Presenting research ideas, progress and findings
  • Hearing from invited internal and external speakers
  • Taking part in ‘journal club’ discussions around a published paper or related news story
  • Developing research and leadership skills including writing for publication, managing ethical dilemmas, and chairing meetings 
  • Sharing triumphs as well as challenges in a supportive and collegial environment 
  • Contributing to taught programmes to improve your academic skills and career development 

If you'd like to discuss our PhD opportunities informally, please email Sarah Parsons or Hanna Kovshoff:

Professor Sarah Parsons

Dr Hanna Kovshoff