Judith Hebron is Associate Professor of Psychology with Education at the University of Leeds and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is also programme lead for the BSc Psychology with Education programme. She initially trained as a secondary school teacher and taught modern languages for over a decade. Her growing interest in educating young people with additional needs – and specifically those with autism – led to her returning to university, subsequently completing a PhD on the social relationships and bullying of young people with autism. She has since worked closely with autistic children, their families and schools on research projects aimed at understanding and improving their educational experiences. This has included research on mental health, bullying, friendship, interventions, the primary-secondary transition, and most recently focusing on the educational experiences of autistic girls. Judith is especially interested in the importance of schools (and society more broadly) in generating an inclusive environment in which autistic young people can achieve their potential.
See Prof Caroline Bond for keynote abstract details (shared presentation).