Russell, G. (2020) The Rise of Autism: Risk and Resistance in the Age of Diagnosis (1st ed.). Routledge.

Kapp, S. K. (Ed.) (2020) Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline. Palgrave Macmillan.

Featured qualitative research publications

Hayes J, McCabe R, Ford T, Parker D, Russell G (2021) ‘Not at the diagnosis point’: Dealing with contractions in autism assessment teamsSocial Science & Medicine

Hayes J, Ford T, McCabe R, Russell G (2020) Drawing a line in the sand: affect and testimony in autism assessment teams in the UK. Sociology of Health and Illness.

Kapp, S. K., Steward, R., Crane, L., Elliott, D., Elphick, C., Pellicano, E., & Russell, G. (2019) “People should be allowed to do what they like”: Autistic adults’ views and experiences of stimming. Autism.

Russell, G. (2018) Dementia Diagnosis and White Lies as a Necessary Evil for Carers of Dementia Patients? International Journal of Care and Caring. 

Timimi, S., Milton, D., Bovell, V., Kapp, S. K. and Russell, G. (2019) Deconstructing Diagnosis: Four Commentaries on a Diagnostic Tool to Assess Individuals for Autism Spectrum DisordersAutonomy.

Lister, T. (2019) The Expectations and Realities of Doing Qualitative Analysis: Reflections from a PhD Study. In: Clift, B., Gore, J., Bekker, S., Costas Batlle, I., Chudzikowski, K., & Hatchard, J. (Eds.) Myths, Methods, and Messiness: Insights for Qualitative Research Analysis: Edited Proceedings of 5th Annual Qualitative Research Symposium. University of Bath.

Russell, G., Kapp, S. K., Elliott, D., Elphick, C., Gwenarn-Jones, R. and Owens, G. (2019) Mapping the Autistic Advantage from the Accounts of Adults Diagnosed with Autism: A Qualitative StudyAutism in Adulthood.

Russell, G., Starr, S, Rodrego, R, Elphick C., & Singh, I. (2017) Selective Patient and Public Involvement : The promises and perils of pharmaceutical intervention for autism. Health Expectations. 

White, R., Barreto, M., Harrington, J., Kapp, S. K., Hayes, J. and Russell, G. (2019) Is disclosing an autism spectrum disorder in school associated with reduced stigmatization? Autism.


Russell, G. and Dyck, E. (2019) Challenging psychiatric classification: Healthy autistic diversity and the Neurodiversity Movement. In: Brumby, A. and Taylor, S. (Eds) Healthy Minds in the Twentieth Century: In and Beyond the Asylums.

Russell, A. E., Ford, T. and Russell, G. (2019) Predictions of medication use for childhood ADHD: Findings from a UK population-representative cohortSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Russell, G., Mandy, W., Elliott, D., White, R., Pittwood, T. and Ford, T. (2019) Selection bias on intellectual ability in autism research: a cross-sectional review and meta-analysisMolecular Autism.

Thompson, W., Russell, G., Baraganwarth, G., Mathews, J., Vaidya, B. & Thompson-Coon, J. (2018) Maternal Thyroid Hormone Insufficiency during Pregnancy and Risk of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Offspring: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Endocrinology.

Kapp, S. K. (2018) ‘Social Support, Well-being, and Quality of Life Among Individuals on the Autism Spectrum’Pediatrics.

Hayes, J., Ford, T., Rafeeque, H. and Russell, G. (2018) ‘Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults and Children in the UK: A Narrative Review.’ BMC Psychiatry.

Sarrett, J. C., & Kapp, S. K. (2018). Self-identification and self-diagnosis in the autistic community. In Heller, T., Parker Harris, S., Gill, C., & Gould, R. (Eds.), Disability in American Life (pp. 588-591). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Kapp, S. (Co-author.) (2017) Included in Training and Work: Transforming Policies and Practices for People with Disabilities. M. Waltz (Ed.). Amersfoort, Netherlands: Disability Studies in Nederland.


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