Role: Former undergraduate placement student
Bio: Amber was an undergraduate Psychology student from the University of Kent, who carried out her third-year placement at CRAE.
Over the course of her placement, she assisted the CRAE team with ongoing research projects, learning more about autism and the research process surrounding it.
Research Summary: Amber is interested in research which focuses on improving the employment opportunities available to both autistic jobseekers and existing employees.
Research and activities: Amber worked with Anna Remington and Jade Davies on the Discover Autism Research and Employment (DARE) project, promoting autistic employment.
As part of this, Amber explored the camouflaging experiences of autistic employees with the hope of creating a fact sheet for employers outlining how they can better support autistic employees who may be camouflaging.
She also worked closely with CRAE’s Artist in Residence and Honorary Researcher Ali Northcott to deliver a series of virtual events which explore aspects of the autistic experience through the arts.