Research staff

Carmen de Lemos

Carmen is a research assistant and part of a team exploring the role of play in supporting autistic children. She is currently collaborating on a scoping review of play based interventions for children with Autism. The aim of this review is to provide a broad map of interventions involving play which support social and communication outcomes of autistic children.

She is also involved in the development of a project exploring the role of play on the friendships and wellbeing of children and adolescents with autism.

Carmen qualified as an HCPC registered Speech and language therapist, graduating from City University, London in 2019.

Emma Pritchard

Emma’s work involves conducting a scoping review of play-based interventions for social communication outcomes for autistic children (aged 2-8 years). This involves summarising existing research on the basis of different characteristics, including different types of interventions, outcomes and study design.

Twitter: @EmmaPritchard95