Will Mandy DClinPsy, PhD
UCL Clinical Psychology Department
Will Mandy is a clinical psychologist and senior lecturer whose work aims to improve the recognition of autism spectrum conditions (ASC), and to develop new interventions to help people with ASC. He has a particular research interest in improving the identification and care of females with ASD, who are currently at high risk of going unnoticed and unhelped by clinical and educational services. He also studies sub-diagnostic autistic traits in non-clinical populations, and the role these can play in the development of a range of common childhood, adolescent and adult mental health problems. With colleagues at Great Ormond Street Hospital’s National Centre for High-Functioning Autism he has developed and trialled interventions to help children with ASC transition from primary to secondary school, and to teach children about their ASC diagnosis, with an emphasis on fostering their sense of self-worth and pride.