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Laura Crane

Staff details

PositionPostdoctoral Research Associate
Department Psychology
Email l.crane (@gold.ac.uk)
Laura Crane

Dr Laura Crane completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Goldsmiths, University of London (2005-2009), where she conducted research on autobiographical memory in autistic adults. Since then, Laura has extended this work in two applied areas. First, Laura has led a programme of work (at Goldsmiths, University of London) exploring the experiences of receiving and communicating a diagnosis of autism. Second, Laura is working on a large-scale research study (at City University London) exploring ways of supporting child witnesses (with and without an autism diagnosis) within the criminal justice system. Complementing her research roles, Laura is an Honorary Lecturer at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education at UCL’s Institute of Education, and an Associate Lecturer with the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths.

Teaching

Modules taught on:BSc Psychology :PS53031B Neurodevelopmental Disorders, MSc Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience: PS70144C Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, MSC Foundation in Clinical Psychology : PS71056A Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Areas of supervision

Dr Laura Crane is available to supervise MSc students on topics relating to autism (or other neurodevelopmental conditions), as well as memory (partcilularly autobiographical) and criminal justice. Students should email her for an appointment.

Featured work

  • Crane, L., Maras, K., Hawken, T., Mulcahy, S., & Memon, A. (in press). Experiences of autism spectrum disorder and policing in England and Wales: surveying police and the autism community. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
  • Crane, L., Chester, J., Goddard, L., Henry, L.A., & Hill, E.L. (2016). Experiences of autism diagnosis: A survey of over 1000 parents in the United Kingdom. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 20(2), 153-162 [video summary]
  • Alonso-Soriano, C., Hill, E.L., & Crane, L. (2015). Surveying parental experiences of receiving a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 43-44, 11-20
  • Jones, L., Goddard, L., Hill, E.L., Henry, L.A., & Crane, L. (2014). Experiences of receiving an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis: A survey of adults in the United Kingdom. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(12), 3033-3044.

Research Interests

Experiences of receiving and communicating a diagnosis of neurodevelopmental conditions ( including autism spectrum disorder and developmental coordination disorder).

Autism and the criminal justice system: identifying ways to support child witnesses with and without autism spectrum disorder, as well as exploring experiences of autism and policing.

Knowledge, awareness and experience of autism; surveying legal professionals, GPs and teachers.  

 

 

Publications

Book Section

Developmental disorders and multisensory perception
Hill, Elisabeth L.; Crane, Laura and Bremner, Andrew J.. 2012. Developmental disorders and multisensory perception. In: Andrew J. Bremner; David J. Lewkowicz and Charles Spence, eds. Multisensory Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 273-300. ISBN 978-0-19-958605-9

Article

Emotional and behavioural problems in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: exploring parent and teacher reports
Crane, Laura; Sumner, Emma J and Hill, Elisabeth L.. 2017. Emotional and behavioural problems in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: exploring parent and teacher reports. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 70, pp. 67-74. ISSN 0891-4222

How long does it take to get an autism diagnosis?
Crane, Laura and Hill, Elisabeth L.. 2015. How long does it take to get an autism diagnosis? The Conversation,

Experiences of diagnosing autism spectrum disorder: a survey of professionals in the United Kingdom
Rogers, CL; Goddard, Lorna; Hill, Elisabeth L.; Henry, Lucy and Crane, Laura. 2015. Experiences of diagnosing autism spectrum disorder: a survey of professionals in the United Kingdom. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, ISSN 1362-3613

Surveying parental experiences of receiving a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (DCD)
Alonso Soriano, C; Hill, Elisabeth L. and Crane, Laura. 2015. Surveying parental experiences of receiving a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Research in Developmental Disorders, ISSN 0891-4222

Experiences of receiving a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder: A survey of adults in the United Kingdom
Jones, L; Goddard, Lorna; Hill, Elisabeth L.; Henry, L and Crane, Laura. 2014. Experiences of receiving a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder: A survey of adults in the United Kingdom. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(12), pp. 3033-3044. ISSN 0162-3257

Autobiographical memory in adults with autism spectrum disorder: the role of depressed mood, rumination, working memory and theory of mind.
Crane, Laura; Goddard, Lorna and Pring, Linda. 2013. Autobiographical memory in adults with autism spectrum disorder: the role of depressed mood, rumination, working memory and theory of mind. Autism, 17, pp. 205-219.

The structure of savant calendrical knowledge.
Heavey, L.; Hermelin, Beate; Crane, Laura and Pring, Linda. 2012. The structure of savant calendrical knowledge. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 54(6), pp. 507-513.

Creativity in savant artists with autism
Pring, Linda; Ryder, Nicola; Crane, Laura and Hermelin, Beate. 2012. Creativity in savant artists with autism. Autism, 16(1), pp. 45-57.

Local and global processing in savant artists with autism
Pring, Linda; Ryder, Nicola; Crane, Laura and Hermelin, Beate. 2010. Local and global processing in savant artists with autism. Perception, 39(8), pp. 1094-1103. ISSN 0301-0066

Sensory processing in adults with autism spectrum disorders
Crane, Laura; Goddard, Lorna and Pring, Linda. 2009. Sensory processing in adults with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 13(3), pp. 215-228. ISSN 1362-3613

Specific and general autobiographical knowledge in adults with autism spectrum disorders: The role of personal goals
Crane, Laura; Goddard, Lorna and Pring, Linda. 2009. Specific and general autobiographical knowledge in adults with autism spectrum disorders: The role of personal goals. Memory, 17(5), pp. 557-576. ISSN 0965-8211

Episodic and semantic autobiographical memory in autism spectrum disorders
Crane, Laura and Goddard, Lorna. 2008. Episodic and semantic autobiographical memory in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(3), pp. 498-506. ISSN 15733432

Episodic and semantic autobiographical memory in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Crane, Laura and Goddard, Lorna. 2008. Episodic and semantic autobiographical memory in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(3), pp. 498-506. ISSN 0162-3257

Report

An investigation into the effectiveness of shared reading as a whole population health intervention
Davis, P; Magee, F; Koleva, K; Tangeras, T.M.; Hill, Elisabeth L.; Baker, Helen and Crane, Laura. 2016. An investigation into the effectiveness of shared reading as a whole population health intervention. Project Report. UNSPECIFIED.