Overview

Current Work

For a full list of publications (only limited publications available on this page), see https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=RMCvhw4AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra

For a video describing Dr Adams' current work, see https://youtu.be/LWPo_BHR2H0

Dr Adams is a Senior Lecturer in Autism, Autism Centre of Excellence, who conducts both research and teaching in the area of autism and intellectual disabilities.

Dr Adams' areas of interest and expertise include behaviour and emotional profiles (including mental health, i.e. anxiety) in autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and rare genetic syndromes and the impact that these profiles may have on the individual themselves, their family, school or other professionals.
 

Expertise Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Behaviour
  • Psychology
  • mental health
  • syndrome

Country Affiliations

  • United Kingdom

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 17 (Other: 17)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Autism. Education and Learning (7177EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Managing Behaviours (7178EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Positive Behav. Support & ASDs (7185EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Special Topics and ASD (7187EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Positive Behav. Support & ASDs (7185EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Positive Communities of Pract. (7183EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Autism. Education and Learning (7177EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Managing Behaviours (7178EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Special Topics and ASD (7187EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Positive Communities of Pract. (7183EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Social/Emotional Learning ASD (7185EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Social/Emotional Learning ASD (7185EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Special Topics and ASD (7187EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Special Topics and ASD (7187EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Positive Communities of Pract. (7183EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Positive Communities of Pract. (7183EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Special Topics and ASD (7187EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Special Topics and ASD (7187EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Autism. Education and Learning (7177EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Autism. Education and Learning (7177EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Autism. Education and Learning (7177EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Autism. Education and Learning (7177EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Understanding Strengths (7190EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Understanding Strengths (7190EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Managing Behaviours (7178EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Managing Behaviours (7178EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Managing Behaviours (7178EDN)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Managing Behaviours (7178EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Managing Behaviours (7178EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Special Topics and ASD (7187EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Special Topics and ASD (7187EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2018.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

Supervision is available for Masters and PhD candidates where the research aligns with the current work of the supervisory team. Areas of interest and expertise include behaviour and emotional profiles (including mental health, i.e. anxiety) in autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and rare genetic syndromes and the impact that these profiles may have on the individual themselves, their family, school or other professionals.

Background

Bio

Dr Adams, previously with the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham, is a clinical psychologist. Her research interests focus upon behaviour in young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including Autism and rare genetic syndromes) and the impact of these behaviours on family members and those working with the young person.

She held more than $1,600,000 of grants within the UK, including a five-year Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Health Research. Dr Adams is passionate about translating research into practice and regularly presents research findings to parent groups and clinicians to help promote their understanding.
 

Education and Training

  • GDipPsych Graduate Diploma Of Psychology, University College London 2011 - 2011
  • DPsychCl Doctor Of Psychology Clinical, University of Southampton 2006 - 2009
  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, University of Birmingham 2003 - 2006
  • BScHons Bachelor Of Science With Honours, University of Birmingham 2000 - 2003

Academic experience

  • NIHR Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Part-Time), University of Birmingham 2011 - 2016
  • Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London 2010 - 2011
  • Academic Tutor: Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester 2009 - 2010
  • Research Fellow, University of Birmingham 2009 - 2010

Awards and Honours

  • Tjossem Post-Doctoral Travel Award, Gatlinburg Conference on Intellectual Disabilities 2013 - 2013
  • Paul Polani Award, British Academy of Childhood Disability 2013 - 2013

Clinical roles

  • Clinical Psychologist (specialising in child neuropsychology), The Child & Adolescent Psychology Service 2010 - 2016