Health and social care research helps us learn about why we become ill and what we can do to stay well. It advances our knowledge so that we can find new treatments, change the way we deliver care, prevent illness and improve the environment, health and wellbeing of local populations.
We support research that benefits people who use our services and the communities we serve. We have studies for children and young people, dementia, substance misuse, eating disorders, learning disabilities and mental health.
Learning about lives of adults on the autism spectrum, and their relatives.
The main aim is researching into new knowledge about people’s lives, so as to change services and support for adults on the autism spectrum and their relatives.
Adults aged 16 or over, with a diagnosis of autism, atypical autism, autism spectrum disorder / condition, pervasive developmental disorder, high functioning autism (HFA) or Asperger’s syndrome and people who think they are on the autism spectrum but have not had a formal assessment.
Participants will be asked to complete some questionnaires to give us information about autism spectrum diagnosis, health, living arrangements, level of support needed, access to support, employment, social relationships and lifestyle choices.
If you are interested in taking part or would like some more information please contact Jane Gregg, Lead Clinical Research Coordinator for Mental Health, on 019327 222 47 or firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively you can contact the Principal Investigator Dr Raja Mukherjee on Raja.Mukherjee@sabp.nhs.uk .