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Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Visuo-spatial hierarchical processing in children with autism and fragile X syndrome
  • Cognitive developmental trajectories of children with autism and fragile X syndrome
  • The role of drawing and communication in children with autism and fragile X syndrome
  • Perceptual – action miscouplings of older adults with fragile X syndrome and autism
  • Teachers and carers awareness of developmental disabilities

Current research activities

I am involved in a number of projects looking at links between emotion recognition, theory of mind and communicative drawings in children with autism. This research looks at facilitating effective communication strategies in children with ASDs. Other projects that I am involved in are; the use of the ownership paradigm to investigate the sense of self in children with autism and cross-cultural differences in autism awareness in mainstream school teachers. Additionally, in collaboration with Strathclyde and Heriot Watt Universities I am currently working on a grant through the Dunhill Medical Trust looking at perceptuo-motor calibration of older adults with Fragile X Syndrome and Autism. Through this research we are looking at applied ways to improve the quality of life of older adults with these conditions.

Desired research direction

I aim to continue and extend my work in looking at factors that affect individuals with fragile X syndrome and autism across the lifespan, which manifest themselves predominantly from visuo-spatial processing biases.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Transitions for children with ASD and fragile X syndrome

Work with carers that support children and adults with additional needs

Overview

I graduated with a PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2010, looking at visuo-spatial hierarchical processing biases of children with typical and atypical development. I then took on a postdoctoral position at Glasgow Caledonian looking at links between mood and diet in middle aged men. Shortly thereafter, I joined Heriot Watt University as a teaching fellow and Edinburgh University as a lecturer in the department of education. In August 2014 I took on a lectureship at the University of the West of Scotland.

My teaching interests lie in the areas of atypical child development, biological psychology and research methods.

My research interests lie in the area of atypical lifespan development. I have secured funding through the Scottish International Education Trust and The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland in order to investigate processing biases in children with autism and fragile X syndrome. I am currently furthering my work in this area and collaborating with Strathclyde, Heriot Watt and Edinburgh Universities.

Target collaborative companies

Companies and organisations that provide support to families with developmental disabilities

Target collaborative organisations

Education and health care providers for children and adults with fragile X syndrome and/or ASD.

Keywords

  • BF Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Autism
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Atypical Development

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Research Output

  • Barriers to inclusion, a study of mainstream schools and ASD

    Ballantyne, C., Wilson, C. & Gillespie-Smith, K., 5 Sep 2019. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Communities, games and risk: parental and adolescent perspectives of social media use in ASD

    Ballantyne, C., Hendry, G. & Gillespie-Smith, K., 16 Dec 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Inclusion and ASD: perceived barriers in the classroom

    Ballantyne, C., Wilson, C. & Gillespie-Smith, K., 28 Mar 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • The I in autism: severity and social functioning in autism is related to self-processing

    Gillespie-Smith, K., Ballantyne, C., Branigan, H. P., Turk, D. J. & Cunningham, S., 1 Mar 2018, In : British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 36, 1, p. 127–141

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Activities

    • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 2 Oral presentation
    • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition
    • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    EIS Professional Learning Conference

    Carrie Ballantyne (Invited speaker)

    11 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    EIS Professional Learning Conference

    Carrie Ballantyne (Invited speaker)

    11 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Barriers to inclusion, a study of mainstream schools and ASD

    Carrie Ballantyne (Speaker), , Karri Gillespie-Smith (Speaker), & Claire Wilson (Speaker)

    5 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Inclusion and ASD: Perceived Barriers in the Classroom

    Carrie Ballantyne (Speaker), , Claire Wilson (Speaker), & Karri Gillespie-Smith (Speaker)

    28 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Meet the Expert: An eye-tracking exploration of how children see the world.

    Karri Gillespie-Smith (Contributor), & Carrie Ballantyne (Contributor)

    23 Jul 201727 Jul 2017

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

    Profiles