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Jo Billington


Student Training and Support:

  • MSc Theory and Practice in Clinical Psychology placement supervisor

  • Autism acceptance and understanding

  • Neurodiversity-affirming professional practice

Areas of interest

My research focuses on the lived experience of autistic children in mainstream primary schoolsMy work is rooted in the neurodiversity paradigm and I use various qualitative and arts-based methods to involve autistic children with a range of abilities and communication preferences in researchI am particularly interested in autistic thriving and am currently setting up a Wellbeing Hub with the Centre for Autism with the aim of supporting autistic children and their families to explore what thriving means to them

Research centres and groups

  • Phemonenology in Health and Relationships (Aston University)
  • Group for Research in Relationships and Neurodiversity (UCL)

Academic qualifications

  • BA Applied Linguistic
  • PhD Psychology


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