Autism in Midlife and Older Age: Exploring health, cognition, and wellbeing of 'the lost generation'.
About the Speaker
Dr Gavin R. Stewart, SGDP Centre, IoPPN, King's College London
Dr Gavin R. Stewart is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at King’s College London, with interests in autism and ageing. Gavin’s recent research has used quantitative and qualitative methods to explore the health, cognition, impact of adverse life events and periods of crisis, quality of life, and support needs of autistic people in midlife and older age, a population often labelled as 'the lost generation'. In his presentation, Gavin will highlight that despite there being a growing interest in autism in midlife and older age over the past decade, we still know little about the needs of autistic people as they age. To explore what we know about ageing and autism, Gavin will present findings from a range of studies that utilise a variety of approaches to explore autism in midlife and older age. Using data from the PROTECT cohort and other convenience samples, he will highlight a variety of studies that explore the health, cognition, life experiences, and wellbeing of middle-aged and older people who either 1) have an autism diagnosis or who self-identify as autistic or 2) who self-report having high autistic traits. Gavin will also discuss gaps in current knowledge and highlight areas of importance for future research.
Please note that this is a Hybrid event. We welcome colleagues to 66 Banbury Road or on line via Zoom:
This event is part of a seminar series:
Convenor: Dr Melina Malli Please note that this is a Hybrid event. We welcome colleagues to 66 Banbury Road or on line via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86079626971
23 November 2023 14:00 - 15:00
Online & 66 Banbury Rd