Dr Monique Botha

Research Fellow

Psychology Stirling

Dr Monique Botha

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About me

I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Stirling, having secured a postdoctoral fellowship from the Economic and Social Research. My research tends to revolve around minority stress, mental health, and community connectedness in the autistic community. Further to this, I also focus on the theorietical, and ethical implication of autism research.

Prior to this, I did my PhD in Psychology at the University of Surrey (2016-2020) on the role of autistic community connectedness in buffering against the effects of minority stress on mental health in the autsitic community. This was a multi-method research project. I also completed my MSc in Psychology (conversion) at the University of Surrey (2015-2016). My dissertation investigated the utility of the minority stress model for understanding the high prevelance of mental health problems in the autistic community.