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Ms Maria Ashworth
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  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistant - PHD
  • IOE - Psychology & Human Development
  • UCL Institute of Education
Maria is a PhD student at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE). 
Research Groups
Research Summary
Maria's PhD research is tracking and evaluating an education to employment initiative for autistic young people, the Employ Autism network, set up by the education and employment charity, Ambitious about Autism. This is a three-year longitudinal evaluation, and collects data from the autistic young people, employers and parents/carers to get a more holistic understanding about the transition from education to work for autistic people, and the Employ Autism network. 

Before starting as a PhD student, Maria joined CRAE as a Research Assistant in May 2019, working on the Autistica funded Research Passport project, as well as assisting on a number of other projects at CRAE.

Maria worked has also worked as a Research Assistant on two developmental psychology research projects about Education Health and Care plans and a project about transition to secondary school in autistic children and children with Williams syndrome and Down syndrome.

Teaching Summary
Maria is a post-graduate teaching assistant for a number of master's modules in the department of Psychology and Human Development at UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, including:

  • Research Design and Methodology 
  • Individual Differences and Social Psychology in Education

MAY-2019 – JUN-2020 Research Assistant Psychology and Human Development, CRAE UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
MAR-2018 – MAY-2019 Research Assistant Department of Psychology Kingston University, United Kingdom
NOV-2016 – DEC-2017 Research Assistant Department of Psychology Kingston University, United Kingdom
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