CRAE is delighted to welcome Maria Ashworth to the team! She is our new research assistant, working with Dr Laura Crane on the Research Passport project funded by Autistica ! This project aims to develop a tool to improve the experiences of autistic people taking part in research. Maria graduated from her Masters in Social and Applied Psychology from the University of Kent in 2016. She has since worked at Kingston University (on a project evaluating Education Health and Care plans and also a project examining the transition into secondary school, both with Jo Van Herwegen and Olympia Palikara). We look forward to the exciting developments of her project.