Dr Becky Stancer
Associate Professor, Early Childhood
Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies
BA (Hons) Social Anthropology and Visual Studies
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
MA Fine Art
PhD Conditional reasoning in autism spectrum disorder: activation and integration of knowledge and belief
Autism and related conditions
Thinking and reasoning
Current research projects
Development of the Welcome Research Hub, an interdisciplinary research centre working with vulnerable children and families. The Welcome Hub includes academics from faculties of Arts and Humanities, Psychology and the Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry. External partners also include The Brandon Trust, Plymouth Child Development Centre, Plymouth NHS Hospitals Trust and the Peninsula Trials Unit.
Collaboration with The Thrive Project, Glasgow exploring early interactions between infants at risk of developing autism and their carers.
Development of Systemic Autism-related Family Enabling (SAFE) in partnership with the SAFE Family Consultation Group. SAFE is a Family Therapy based intervention for families of children with autism.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
2007 Member of the organising committee for the BPS Developmental Section Conference
2014 Organiser of The one day workshop 'Joining in'
2015 Organiser of 'Autism and Technology' conference in collaboration with the Plymouth Autism Network and Toyota
2016 Organiser of 'Autism and Alternative Therapies' conference in collaboration with Positively Autistic
2017 Co-organiser of one day workshop for service providers and people with autism in collaboration with Living well with Autism
Other academic activities
Organiser of the Plymouth Autism Network (PAN).