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Having a grandchild on the autism spectrum

Credits

Sara Ryan

Sara Ryan is a Senior Researcher at Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford. Sara obtained her PhD from the University of Warwick in 2006. She has a sociological background and her main research interests are disability, difference and social interactions.

Anne-Marie Boylan

Anne-Marie Boylan was a Qualitative Researcher at the Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford. She is a research psychologist and her research interests include social outcomes for survivors of brain injury, children’s research, public perceptions and disability.

Research Assistant: Abi Coleman

Abi Coleman, Health Experiences Research Group 

Advisory Panel

Professor Gillian Baird
Consultant Developmental Paediatrician, Guys Hospital
Dr Nick Hodge
The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University
Steven McGuinness
Parent representative
Nicholas Miller 
Department of Health
Dr Rachel Miller 
Health Experiences Research Group
Laurie Morgan
Lay member and parent representative
Rachel Pike
Regional Area Co-ordinator, National Autistic Society
Dr Alex Popescu
OBMH
Dr Melissa Rodd
Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, University of London
Dr Anne Stewart
Consultant Adolescent Psychiatrist, OBMH, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, the University of Oxford
Dr Mitzi Waltz
Lecturer in Autism Studies, University of Birmingham
Ulla Raisanen
Senior Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group

​Acknowledgements
We would like to thank all those who took part in the research and shared their experiences so openly and enthusiastically.  

Supported by:
The Department of Health

Grant holders:
Sue Ziebland
Sara Ryan

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