July 31, 2017
Dr Catherine Purcell has co-written a book chapter titled “Neurodiversity: developing guides to success using participator research” in Niven, K., Lewis, S., & Kagan, C. (Ed). Making a difference with psychology. London, UK: Richard Benjamin Trust. This is free to download here
April 5, 2017
A massive congratulations to Dr Catherine Purcell who swept the board last night at the Student Led Teaching Awards, collecting three of the four Faculty Level Awards (Best Academic Supervisor; Best Course Leader; Best Lecturer) and the University “winner of winners – best lecturer” award!
This is a massive, unprecedented and richly deserved achievement, reflecting the hard work and commitment Catherine has shown her students.
March 28, 2017
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has worked in partnership with Autism Alliance UK and the Autism Task Group (comprising disabled people, parents and advocates, disability organisations and medical professionals/ academics) to develop an Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit to help staff, from all Government Departments, better understand how they can support people with Autism and associated Neuro-Diverse conditions.
Together the group has also developed this Disability Passport ‘About Me’ that aims to support disabled claimants to safely disclose their disability or health condition to their Jobcentre Plus Work-Coach/ Adviser with the aim of improving communication and ensuring that appropriate, reasonable adjustments are identified and put in place at the earliest opportunity.