Beth Stone

Social Work

PhD Researcher in Disability Research (ESRC +3)
School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

Start date: September 2017

Research topic: Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Homelessness

My research focus is the lived experience of homeless adults with an autistic spectrum disorder.

My PhD research will build upon my MSc in which I piloted narrative methods to elicit life stories from autistic adults who had experienced homelessness.

I am particularly interested in the life trajectory of autism, the difficulties surrounding diagnosis in adulthood, and the socio-economic disadvantages associated with being ‘on the spectrum’.

Research supervisors: Dr Sandra Dowling, Ailsa Cameron

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