Mel joined CRAE as a doctoral student under the supervision of Anna Remington and Zachary Walker. She has a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University (USA) and recently completed a joint Master’s programme in Speech, Language, and Communication Needs at City, University of London and UCL Institute of Education. Mel worked for several years at the New York (NY) Center for Autism Charter School, where she taught adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum and developed an interest in transition planning, adult support services, and employment.
Whilst at CRAE, her PhD research focuses on exploring the work experiences of autistic individuals and improving employment-related support services for autistic people.
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