Research by Dr. Rachel Moseley
The warmest of welcomes to my page!
I am a scientist whose research focuses on understanding the challenges faced by autistic people, primarily around mental health.
I am passionate about conducting research which improves lives and/or reduces suffering. Often, research does this by contributing to a body of knowledge which is drawn on by policy-makers, practitioners, and professionals from different spheres. Other times, research may improve someone’s life by making them feel seen, understood and less alone.
But in order for research to have any positive impact at all, it needs to be accessible - especially to the people it aims to help. On this site you will find video and plain English summaries of all my published, peer-reviewed research. You'll also find a repository of autism-related resources and links - the best books, articles, and helpful online spaces that I've come across in my work in this sector.
Being a researcher is an immense privilege. It comes with huge responsibility to the people who participated in these studies, the people the research suggests to be ‘about’ and for. We owe it to this audience to constantly strive for inclusive practice, recognise our mistakes and keep learning so that we can do the best work possible. This site will also be a place for me to engage in that kind of critical reflection around my work.
I deeply hope that you will find the research and resources meaningful, interesting and valuable. Thank you so much for reading.
Dr Rachel Moseley