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Our PhD Programme

CEDAR has established a unique Education and Psychology MPhil/PhD programme. We are interested in hearing from people who are thinking of pursuing a PhD in areas of CEDAR’s expertise:

  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism) across the lifespan.
  • Families, family adjustment, siblings of children with Intellectual and developmental disabilities and sibling relationships.
  • Mental health in children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism).
  • Forensic mental health in adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism
  • Developmental psychology with children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism
  • School attendance
  • Early intervention
  • Early development of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism)
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Parenting skills and interventions
  • Psychological and educational therapies and interventions for children, adolescents, adults and families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism).
  • Training of education, health and social care staff.

If you are interested in doing a PhD with us, you can look for and contact potential supervisors using our CEDAR staff directory. If you would like to chat with one of our current students about what it's like to study for a PhD at CEDAR, then please let us know and we will put you in touch.

Students are encouraged to contact Professor Kylie Gray, CEDAR's Director of Graduate Studies ( ) to discuss their interests in applying to study at CEDAR prior to submitting an application.