I am a PhD student for the School of Education, University of Birmingham, researching how autistic individuals form a sense of gender identity. I am a Special Education Teacher by background and have worked with autistic children and adults of all ages. My research interests include autism, particularly in women, transgender and non-binary people, emancipatory and participatory research methods, autism in adults, feminism and disability. I was a conference organiser for “Intimate Lives? Autism, gender sex/uality and identity (see @autgensex). My publications include ‘I Don’t Feel Like a Gender, I Feel Like Myself’’: Autistic Individuals Raised as Girls Exploring Gender Identity’, with Andrea MacLeod, Autism in Adulthood, 2018. I am the West Midlands convenor of in the Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC) and currently I also work as a teaching assistance in the BA in Education, as well as a guest speaker in the MEd autism: adults at the University of Birmingham. I am autistic and genderfluid.

Last updated 29th October 2020