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Our Research

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Education at Warwick is 10th in the UK for overall Research Power

82% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent.

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Source: Times Higher Education (THE) analysis of the REF assessment.

Current Projects

CEDAR specialises in research focused on reducing inequalities and addressing the needs of children and adults with intellectual disabilities and autistic children and adults. Our main work with these populations includes mental health and well-being, educational outcomes, and forensic needs. We also have an established programme of research on parenting and family support for families of disabled children and adults, and for families of young people who face mental health and other challenges. Finally, we have a broader research interest in youth mental health; especially psychological interventions for socially marginalised populations, and mental health in school contexts.

Family Research Group

The Family Research Group at the University of Warwick carries out research on various topics in the field of learning disability and autism, including: wellbeing and psychological problems in children and adults with autism or learning disability, families, and educational interventions. This includes studies focusing on the children and young people themselves, their caregivers, for example their mothers and fathers, and their siblings.