of an Assessment of Concerning Behaviour
Develop and standardize an instrument to identify and assess causes of severe maladaptive behaviour – the Severe Maladaptive Rating Tool (SMART)
Lead Investigator: Dr Paramala Santosh & Professor Emily Simonoff
Research Team: Dr Joanne Tarver, Ellie Bennett, Natalie Heaney, Mathilde Mastroianni
Understand and describe the emergence of mental health problems from the perspectives of adolescents, young adults and parents/carers; their experiences of seeking help; and the impact of these problems on their lives.
Lead Investigator: Professor Gillian Baird
Predictors (QUEST Follow Up)
Identify the personal, family and wider environmental risk/resilience factors for persistent/escalating SMB in adolescence so that future interventions can be personalised to target those at greatest risk.
Lead Investigators: Professor Emily Simonoff, Professor Tony Charman
Research Team: Dr Susie Chandler, Pippa White, Vinny Carter Leno
Develop and evaluate two group-based interventions for parents of young children who have a diagnosis of ASD. The interventions aim to extend parents’ understanding of ASD and associated difficulties and will use recognised strategies designed to help families with children with ASD.
Lead Investigators: Professor Tony Charman, Professor Stephen Scott & Dr Vicky Slonims
Research Team: Dr Melanie Palmer, Dr Joanne Tarver, Thomas Cawthorne