Research Participation Opportunities

This page will highlight opportunities to get involved with research projects. Researchers who wish to share their research onto this page should contact

Autism Network Scotland does not endorse any individual research and participation is entirely at the individual’s own choice.

Individuals wishing to take part in any of the research listed should use the contact information on each listing. 

Please note that in order for us to share your research opportunities, your research must:

  • Have full ethical approval from an ethics committee (and be able to evidence this)
  • Have a positive, assets-based approach to autism and not used deficit-based language
  • Wherever possible, be co-produced by autistic people and/or use a participatory approach
  • Be supported by a recognised body (e.g. academic institution, research organisation, NHS etc.)
  • Have meaning, positive impact of autistic people and their families


Participants Needed

Kate Boyle, Trainee Educational Psychologist in London is researching parents views on their autistic children's relationships with imaginary friends.  Imaginary friends have only been studied in 'typically developing' children before so it's a really important area to look into and she's currently in the process of finding participants. If you are a parent of an autistic child and would like to participate, please email kate: 



Participants Needed

Nancy Doyle PhD at Genius Within is trying to increase participation in a survey re autism in work.  The aim of the study is to explore the experience of people who are part of Autism at Work specific programmes and compare this to the experience of autistic people who are not part of these programmes.

Nancy is inviting autistic adults to participate.

To participate, please click here