Fact File

Courses and Students

For 2016, there were 270 students registered on ACER autism courses (excluding those on leave of absence or registered at external students). Courses include: BPhil, Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma, Masters in Education and the Undergraduate and Advanced Certificates. Students can choose to specialise in either adults or children and have different study options such as part-time or full-time, distance or campus-based, as well as the Web Autism programme. Further details of courses and how to apply can be found here. ACER also has a thriving PhD community, with 25 students registered for 2015 – 2016.

Members of ACER



Dr Karen Guldberg is the Director of ACER and is a Senior Lecturer in Autism Studies.



Other members are:

Ryan Bradley: Research Fellow

Dr Glenys Jones: Honorary Lecturer in Autism

Professor Rita Jordan: Emeritus Professor in Autism Studies

Dr Lila Kossyvaki: Lecturer in Severe Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Dr Andrea MacLeod: Lecturer in Autism

Dr Despina Papoudi: Lecturer in Autism

Dr Kerstin Wittemeyer: Lecturer in Autism

Rebecca Wood: Research Fellow

For more information on individual members of ACER, click here.