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Postdoctoral Research Fellow UQ

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Organisation Unit: Mater Research Institute-UQ
Position Number: 3024029
Type of Employment: Full-Time, Fixed Term to 30 June 2021
Classification: Research Academic Level A

The purpose of the position is to coordinate a project to enhance the health and well-being of adolescents and adults with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). While focusing on this work, the position will also assist with the recruitment of adolescents and adults with and without a diagnosis of ASD for related research projects based in three other states. This project is funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with autism (Autism CRC). For more information, please visit the Autism CRC website at http://www.autismcrc.com.au/

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ASfAR success at INSAR

ASfAR members had extraordinary success at the recent INSAR meeting in Rotterdam in May. In addition to the many papers and posters presented at the meeting by Australian scholars, our inaugural ASfAR lifetime member, Professor Margot Prior, received the society’s highest award, the INSAR Lifetime Achievement Award.  A very proud moment for those of us there.
Professor Cheryl Dissanayake receiving an INSAR Fellowship from Professor Sally Rogers, Chair, INSAR Fellowship Committee, INSAR 2108 in Rotterdam​.
Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, ASfAR vice-President, was one of 10 scholars to  receive an inaugural INSAR Fellowship in recognition of her sustained contribution to autism science. Another proud moment.  Finally, Dr Melissa Scott was one of three scholars to receive an INSAR Dissertation award.
Professor Cheryl Dissanayake receiving a lifetime award on behalf of Professor Margot Prior from Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, President of INSAR, INSAR 2108 in Rotterdam
ASfAR congratulates Professor Margot Prior, Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, and Dr Melissa Scott on these excellent and well deserved outcomes.
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INSAR Summer Institute 2018: Stakeholder Perspectives and Participation: Building Successful Collaborations for Research

The International Society for Autism Research is hosting a free series of six online seminars, focusing on issues related to stakeholder perspectives and participation.

July 12 2018
Stakeholder Participation at the Systems Level

Geraldine Dawson, John Robison, Dena Gassner

Working Group Leader:
Melissa Maye

 Geraldine Dawson John Robison Dena Gassner
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July 24 2018
Community-Academic Partnerships in Implementation Research
Presenters: David Mandell, Melanie Pellachia, Jill Locke & Michelle Nutini
Working Group Leader: Alan Gerber

The 2018 INSAR Summer Institute, a series of free weekly interactive seminars for early-career researchers and members of the autism community.

Each seminar was be co-presented by a team of researchers and stakeholders from the autism community who have developed successful partnerships.

The presentations are designed for students, post-doctoral fellows, early-career investigators, families, service providers, and people with autism and their families. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Please note: You do not have to be a member of INSAR to attend, but you do need to have a profile in which your registration is processed. If you do not have a profile in our system, please see these INSTRUCTIONS to Create A Profile, then Register for Summer Institute.


Autism CRC announces Research Co-Production Partner initiative

Autism CRC has announced they are now accepting applications from organisations that demonstrate commitment to research co-production on a sustained basis and would like to be recognised as Autism CRC Research Co-Production Partners.

Evidence demonstrates that engaging individuals on the spectrum and their families and carers as peers in research – from the definition of need to the conduct of research and its application – promotes quality, translatable research relevant to the needs of the community. To highlight those organisations who are committed to sustainable research co-production, Autism CRC has established its Research Co-production Partner initiative.

Autism CRC is looking for organisations that demonstrate:

  • commitment to co-production: through completed, continuing and research yet to commence
  • appropriate engagement and recognition: co-producers on the spectrum and/or their families/carers have been, and will continue to be, engaged, recognised and rewarded appropriately
  • sustainability of co-production: the organisation takes a sustained approach to research co-production, including promotion of co-production internal or external to their organisation.

The deadline to submit an application is 13 June 2018. For more information, please visit the Autism CRC website.