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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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Research Outputs

Documenting the untold histories of late-diagnosed autistic adults: a qualitative study protocol using oral history methodology

Pellicano, E., Lawson, W., Hall, G., Mahony, J., Lilley, R., Davis, C., Arnold, S., Trollor, J. & Yudell, M., May 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 5, p. 1-7 7 p., e037968.

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  • 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., 1 Jan 2020, In : Autism. 24, 1, p. 147-159 13 p.

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    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    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.

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    Open Access
  • 20 Downloads (Pure)


  • Michael Young Prize 2007

    Liz Pellicano (Recipient), Oct 2007


  • Neil O’Connor Award 2006

    Liz Pellicano (Recipient), Sep 2006


  • PhD with Distinction

    Liz Pellicano (Recipient), Sep 2005

    Prize: Other distinction


    • 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