Members of ACER

Dr Karen Guldberg

Dr Karen Guldberg

Senior lecturer in Autism Studies
Director of Autism Centre for Education and Research

School of Education

Dr Karen Guldberg is currently Director of the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the School of Education, University of Birmingham. She is a Senior Lecturer in Autism Studies in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN).

Dr Guldberg is passionate about ensuring there is synergy between her teaching and research. She teaches on ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3470

Email k.k.guldberg@bham.ac.uk

Dr Glenys Jones

Dr Glenys Jones

Honorary Lecturer in Autism

School of Education

Dr Glenys Jones is a Chartered Psychologist, honorary lecturer and researcher in the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the School of Education, University of Birmingham. She has worked in the field of autism for over 30 years and is particularly interested in educational interventions and evaluation. Her experience with parents and families as an Educational Psychologist ...

Email g.e.jones@bham.ac.uk

Professor Rita Jordan

Professor Rita Jordan

Emeritus Professor in Autism Studies
Self Employment as Autism Consultant

School of Education

After a Psychology degree, Rita taught in mainstream and special schools which included nine years as Deputy Principal for a school for children on the autism spectrum. She also taught special needs, language development, clinical linguistics, education, and cognitive science in higher education. From 1993, she developed and ran a range of professional development programmes in autism ...

Dr Lila Kossyvaki

Dr Lila Kossyvaki

Research Fellow

School of Education

Dr Lila Kossyvaki joined ACER in the School of Education as a Research Fellow. She is an autism specialist teacher and she has a strong interest in school and home-based interventions to promote social communication in children with autism and learning difficulties. She has worked on a number of research projects exploring Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in typically developing ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3464

Email a.kossyvaki@bham.ac.uk

Andrea MacLeod

Andrea MacLeod

Lecturer in Autism

School of Education

Before joining the University Andrea worked in the voluntary sector, supporting adults with disabilities. She developed and managed models of support (including supported living, employment, peer support and community inclusion) for adults with Asperger syndrome within the West Midlands region.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8442

Email a.g.macleod@bham.ac.uk

Dr Despina Papoudi

Lecturer in Autism

School of Education

Dr Despina Papoudi is a Lecturer in Autism in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN).

Despina taught between 1995 and 2013 on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Greece.She was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Early ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7102

Email d.papoudi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kerstin Wittemeyer

Dr Kerstin Wittemeyer

Lecturer in Autism

School of Education

Kerstin has been appointed as a lecturer and researcher in the Autism Centre for Education and Research. She previously worked for several years in the Oxford Autism Research Group, where she managed the work programme of the International Molecular Genetics Study of Autism Consortium (IMGSAC). As a member of staff at the Oxford Neurodevelopmental Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Centre, Kerstin ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8148

Email k.wittemeyer@bham.ac.uk