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Research Interests

ADHD; Asperger Syndrome; Developmental Trauma; Identity; Mental health and emotional wellbeing; Participatory research; Conversation Analysis; Discursive Psychology

Biography

Louise graduated from Loughborough University with a first class honours degree in Social Psychology in 2011. She then completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr Carly Butler at Loughborough University to examine interactions between professionals and children experiencing social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The focus of her PhD was to identify the ways in which professionals packaged and delivered their support, and managed psychological concepts to do with ‘self’. After completing her PhD in 2015, Louise worked as a postdoctoral researcher on a project at Loughborough University with Carly Butler. The project developed and delivered evidence-based workshops and resources for a charity organisation that supports children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Louise moved to Coventry University in 2015 to work on the Mental Health in Autism project with Sarah Cassidy to explore the unique challenges autistic adults face in relation to mental health, self-injury, and thoughts about ending life. This work had a specific focus on the lived experiences of autistic people, giving voice to those within the autism community to improve their mental health and quality of life. Her current research involves giving voice to young people affected by child sexual abuse and their experiences of disclosing to improve the support given to other young people in the future. Louise has a particular interest in participatory research and continues her research with colleagues within the Critical Approaches to Influencing Societal Challenges theme within the Centre for Innovative Research across the Life Course.

Research Interests

Louise is also interested in the use of categories in everyday life using conversation analysis and discursive psychology to explore how categories are used to describe people, and the impact this has on a person’s identity and sense of self.

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Research Output 2015 2018

  • 16 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 2 Commissioned report
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Other report
1 Citations

Experience of mental health diagnosis and perceived misdiagnosis in autistic, possibly autistic and non-autistic adults

Au-Yeung, S., Bradley, L., Robertson, A. E., Shaw, R., Baron-Cohen, S. & Cassidy, S. 14 Dec 2018 In : Autism. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diagnostic Errors
Mental Health
Autistic Disorder
Delivery of Health Care
Communication
6 Citations

Measurement properties of tools used to assess depression in adults with and without autism spectrum conditions: A systematic review

Cassidy, S., Bradley, L., Bowen, E., Wigham, S. & Rodgers, J. 23 Jan 2018 In : Autism Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Autistic Disorder
Depression
Population
Checklist
PubMed
3 Citations

Measurement properties of tools used to assess suicidality in autistic and general population adults: A Systematic Review

Cassidy, S., Bradley, L., Bowen, E., Wigham, S. & Rodgers, J. Jun 2018 In : Clinical Psychology Review. 62, p. 56-70 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Suicide
Autistic Disorder
Population
Premature Mortality
Checklist
1 Citations

'People like me don't get support': Autistic adults' experiences of support and treatment for mental health difficulties, self-injury and suicidality

Camm-Crosbie, L., Bradley, L., Shaw, R., Baron-Cohen, S. & Cassidy, S. 29 Nov 2018 In : Autism. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Mental Health
Wounds and Injuries
Mental Health Services
Autistic Disorder
Intellectual Disability
4 Citations

Risk markers for suicidality in autistic adults

Cassidy, S., Bradley, L., Shaw, R. & Baron-Cohen, S. 31 Jul 2018 In : Molecular Autism. 9, 42

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Autistic Disorder
Suicide
Population
Mental Health
Wounds and Injuries

Activities 2012 2017

  • 7 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 4 Oral presentation

Children and teachers experiences of ADHD in the classroom

Bradley, L. (Speaker)
29 Mar 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

Mental Health in Autism Stakeholder Event (First)

Bradley, L. (Co-organiser)
27 Jan 2017

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Summer Institute for Advanced Conversation Analysis

Bradley, L. (Participant)
26 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Mental Health in Autism Stakeholder Event (Second)

Bradley, L. (Co-organiser)
16 Jun 2017

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

An introduction to conversation analysis

Bradley, L. (Speaker)
2016

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course