Dr Karen Guldberg

Director of Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER), Head of Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN

Dr Karen Guldberg is Professor in Autism Studies, University of Birmingham. Karen conducts real-world research in the classroom, with a focus on pedagogy, social learning and the specific learning needs of children with autism.

She has led many projects working in partnership with autistic people, schools, practitioners and parents. Karen has been involved in producing a number of online training resources, for educators as well as health practitioners. She led the development of the Autism Education Trust (AET) partnership school-based training as well as the adaptation of this to Early Years.

Recent international research includes leading a strategic partnership to research and develop good autism educational practice in Greece and Italy, conducting research on how to improve autism education in Qatar and investigating educational exclusion of children and young people with autism in the UK.

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