Get involved

Our understanding of autism has advanced significantly over the recent years, but there is still a vast amount of research to be done in this field. We believe that researching autism is hugely important to help us build a better understanding of autism, and to help make a difference to the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum. Our research would not be possible without the support of the adults and children who generously give their time to participate in research.

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Sometimes our research is will involve simply filling in a questionnaire. Other times research studies are a bit longer, and involve participating in a diagnostic interview, doing memory tests or using an eye-tracker. If you are interested in taking part, please see for details of some current studies being run.



Study: Self-awareness in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

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If you are running a study in the local area and would like to see your work featured on this page please feel free to get in touch. Please note, we will only advertise studies that can demonstrate an external ethical review has been undertaken and approval given.


Interested in getting involved in our ongoing research and hearing about STAR activities? Joining the STAR Mailing List!

Stirling Autism Research is based primarily at the University of Stirling, Scotland. We regularly carry out research with adults and children with autism, as well as with parents/caregiver. If you are interested in taking part in our research, and/or would like to receive updates about upcoming STAR events, please join our mailing list!

To join our mailing list, please click here to fill put our online form.

Mailing list privacy: Please note that our mailing list is strictly confidential and can only be viewed by the STAR Director (Dr Catherine Grainger). You can inform us at any time if you would like to be removed from this list and we will happily remove your details.


 Further Information

If you have any questions about any of the studies being advertised on the website then please do not hesitate to get in touch by email (, phone (01786-467670), or using the contact form. We are also always interested in hearing from individuals who have previously taken part in research, and would like to share their experience.

Below you can also find some links to external website, with more information from adults with autism and researchers, concerning the benefits of research participation.

SHARE Magazine article, Scottish Autism