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I trained as a developmental and educational psychologist in Perth, Australia, where I also completed my PhD on the cognitive profile of autistic children, before becoming a Junior Research Fellow in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, UK, and Lecturer in Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol, UK. In 2009, I was appointed Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK. I became Director of CRAE in 2013 and Professor of Autism Education in 2015. In 2017, I returned to Australia to take up the appointment of Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Macquarie University.

Much of my research is focused on understanding the distinctive opportunities and challenges faced by autistic children, young people and adults, and tracing their impact on everyday life – at home, at school and out-and-about in the community. I have also been consistently dedicated both to ensuring that the outcomes of my research are as influential as possible in education policy-making and to enhancing public understanding of autism, its challenges and opportunities.

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Autistic Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
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Parents Medicine & Life Sciences
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Projects 2019 2019

Research Outputs 2002 2019

Anxiety and interpretation of ambiguity in autistic children, typical children and their mothers

Neil, L., White, H., Warren, K. & Pellicano, E., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 49, 3, p. 1035–1047 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Self Report

Childhood executive function predicts later autistic features and adaptive behavior in young autistic people: a 12-year prospective study

Kenny, L., Cribb, S. J. & Pellicano, E., 15 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 47, 6, p. 1089-1099 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Psychological Adaptation
Executive Function
Theory of Mind
Prospective Studies

Developmental trajectory of social influence integration into perceptual decisions in children

Large, I., Pellicano, E., Mojzisch, A. & Krug, K., 12 Feb 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 7, p. 2713-2722 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Interpersonal Relations
Decision Making
Age Groups

Feasibility study of the National Autistic Society EarlyBird parent support programme

Palmer, M., San José Cáceres, A., Tarver, J., Howlin, P., Slonims, V., Pellicano, E. & Charman, T., 5 Jun 2019, In : Autism.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Feasibility Studies
Autistic Disorder
Pragmatic Clinical Trials

Knowing autism: the place of experiential expertise

Pellicano, E., Den Houting, J., du Plooy, L. & Lilley, R., 2019, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 42, 2 p., e107.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinionResearch

Autistic Disorder


honors and awards

PhD with Distinction

Elizabeth Pellicano (Recipient), Sep 2005

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2013 2016

  • 2 Editorial work

Autism and Developmental Language Impairments (Journal)

Liz Pellicano (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Autism (Journal)

Liz Pellicano (Editor)
1 Jan 2013

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work