I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Dundee. I then completed my PhD at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at the UCL Institute of Education. I worked as a Lecturer (Teaching-Focused) at Royal Holloway, University of London before starting as a Lecturer at the University of Stirling in January 2020.
My research interests focus primarily on the experiences of autistic adolescents and adults. For example, I am interested in camouflaging behaviours, disclosure, autistic identity, autism acceptance and stigma, mental health in autism and the experiences of autistic students at university. I welcome enquiries from potential students or collaborators interested in these areas. In particular, I would be very interested in supervising PhD students on topics looking at either disclosure and camouflaging in the workplace or at university; the development of camouflaging and/or autistic identity; or projects looking at improving mental health and wellbeing for autistic adults.
Cage E, Stock M, Sharpington A, Pitman E & Batchelor R (2020) Barriers to accessing support for mental health issues at university. Studies in Higher Education, 45 (8), pp. 1637-1649. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2018.1544237
Cage E, De Andres M & Mahoney P (2020) Understanding the factors that affect university completion for autistic people. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 72, Art. No.: 101519. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2020.101519
Cresswell L & Cage E (2019) 'Who Am I?': An Exploratory Study of the Relationships Between Identity, Acculturation and Mental Health in Autistic Adolescents. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49 (7), pp. 2901-2912. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04016-x
Cresswell L, Hinch R & Cage E (2019) The experiences of peer relationships amongst autistic adolescents: A systematic review of the qualitative evidence. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 61, pp. 45-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2019.01.003
Cage E & Troxell-Whitman Z (2019) Understanding the Reasons, Contexts and Costs of Camouflaging for Autistic Adults. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49 (5), pp. 1899-1911. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-03878-x
Batchelor R, Pitman E, Sharpington A, Stock M & Cage E (2019) Student perspectives on mental health support and services in the UK. Journal of Further and Higher Education p. 15. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877x.2019.1579896
Cage E, Di Monaco J & Newell V (2018) Experiences of Autism Acceptance and Mental Health in Autistic Adults. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48 (2), pp. 473-484. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3342-7
Cage E, Bird G & Pellicano E (2016) Reputation Management in Children on the Autism Spectrum. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46 (12), pp. 3798-3811. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2923-1
Cage E, Bird G & Pellicano L (2016) 'I am who I am': Reputation concerns in adolescents on the autism spectrum. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 25, pp. 12-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2016.01.010
Cage E, Pellicano E, Shah P & Bird G (2013) Reputation Management: Evidence for Ability But Reduced Propensity in Autism: Reputation management in autism. Autism Research, 6 (5), pp. 433-442. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.1313