Personal profile


    I am a dedicated professional with a Master of Science in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Queen's University Belfast. As a distinguished US Department of State scholar, I have honed my expertise through valuable experiences, including an internship at the Arkansas Autism Foundation. Passionate about making a difference, I established an autism clinic in Peru where I collaborated with autism families to create tailored plans for enhancing communication skills and addressing challenging behaviors. Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine within the Department of Social Work and Wellbeing. In addition to my doctoral studies, I serve as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) within the department. My instructional background includes teaching modules in Developmental Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Investigative Psychology in the Department of Psychology. Presently, I am actively engaged in teaching Understanding Research at the Department of Social Work and Wellbeing.My research interests encompass a wide array of topics within the realm of autism spectrum disorders, including Peer Support, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and evidence-based interventions aimed at supporting autism families. Through my academic pursuits and practical experiences, I am committed to advancing knowledge and fostering positive outcomes for individuals and families affected by autism.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education

    Education/Academic qualification

    MSc, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Queen's University Belfast

    23 Sept 201930 Jun 2024

    Award Date: 23 Jul 2021