Dr Eilidh Cage

Lecturer in Psychology

Psychology Stirling

Dr Eilidh Cage

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About me

About me

I am an autism researcher and part of the Stirling Autism Research team in the Department of Psychology. 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, for several years, before starting as a Lecturer at the University of Stirling in January 2020. I am currently the Course Director for the Autism Research MSc here at Stirling.

Other Academic Activities

Deputy Editor - Autism in Adulthood
https://home.liebertpub.com/…in-adulthood/646


Research

My research interests focus primarily on the experiences of autistic adolescents and adults, aiming to understand the navigation of a predominantly neurotypical world. For example, I am interested in camouflaging behaviours, disclosure, autistic identity, autism acceptance and stigma, mental health and wellbeing, and the experiences of autistic students at university. I am also interested in processes and ethics within autism research itself. 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.

Outputs (30)

Outputs

Article

Brede J, Cage E, Trott J, Palmer L, Smith A, Serpell L, Mandy W & Russell A (2022) "We Have to Try to Find a Way, a Clinical Bridge" - Autistic Adults' Experience of Accessing and Receiving Support for Mental Health Difficulties: A Systematic Review and Thematic Meta-Synthesis. Clinical Psychology Review, 93, Art. No.: 102131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2022.102131

Edited Book

Cage E & Serbic D (eds.) (2021) What Does It Mean to Have an Invisible Condition?. Frontiers for Young Minds. Lausanne, Switzerland: Frontiers Media SA. https://kids.frontiersin.org/collections/8823/what-does-it-mean-to-have-an-invisible-condition; https://doi.org/10.3389/978-2-88971-796-5

Article

Cheriyan C, Shevchuk-Hill S, Riccio A, Vincent J, Kapp SK, Cage E, Dwyer P, Kofner B, Attwood H & Gillespie-Lynch K (2021) Exploring the Career Motivations, Strengths, and Challenges of Autistic and Non-autistic University Students: Insights From a Participatory Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Art. No.: 719827. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.719827

Teaching

Teaching

I am the Course Director for the MSc in Autism Research. I also lead the MSc Child Development module and contribute to undergraduate teaching on developmental psychology. I also run a final year elective on neurodiversity. I supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

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