Maria joined CRAE as a Research Assistant in May 2019, and is working on the Research Passport project funded by Autistica. This projects aims to create a passport to improve the experience of autistic people taking part in research, and collate a toolkit of good practice for researchers.

Maria completed her MSc in Social and Applied Psychology at the University of Kent in 2016. Since graduating, Maria has worked as a Research Assistant on two developmental psychology research projects related exploring Education Health and Care plans and a transition to secondary school in autistic children and children with Williams syndrome and Down syndrome. Maria has also volunteered with mental health charities, including Mind and SLV Global.

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