Supporting staff

The support provided directly to students with Autism Spectrum Conditions through the Wellbeing, Accessability and Student Experience teams are key, but we need also to ensure that staff across the institution are aware of the support provided and understand autism themselves so that they can adapt their own teaching practices and design more inclusive curricula.

An important component of the Exeter Spectrum Programme, therefore, is to develop staff awareness of autism through training and regular discussion. We will:

  • recruit Autism Champions from departments and services across the University who will work together to understand autism and implications for how we can better support students;
  • evaluate training materials on autism provided by the National Autistic Society, identifying particularly those elements of relevance to Higher Education;
  • work with the Autism Champions to train more staff and foster discussions within their own department or service.

Autism Champions

College of Humantities:
James Kelly
Lucie Riou
Cathy Turner

College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences:
Andrew Gilbert
Stefan Siegart
Sharon Strawbridge
Declan Vogt – Penryn
Matt Collison
Mark Baldwin
Rob Hicken

Business School:
Claire Lavers

College of Social Sciences & International Studies:
Catriona McKinnon
John Heathershaw
Joel Krueger
Chrissy Mangafa

College of Life & Environmental Sciences:
Tobias Stevens
Alison Hill
Tobias Stevens
Kelly Moyes

College of Medicine & Health:
Vikki Moye
Kate Ellacott
Anna Price
Asami Oguro-Ando
Pia Leete (RA)
Sal Stapley
Sarah Bell – Truro
Kath Wilkinson (RA) – 2020
Andrew Salmon
Sarah Walker (RA) – June 2020

Professional Services: 

Hannah Abrehart – Wellbeing
Charlotte Robson – Widening Participation Coordinator
Rachel Brewer – People Development
Tamsin Kilner – Academic Development
Emily Munoz – E-learning Team

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