My research is inspired by the desire to further our understanding of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), in order to develop and evaluate innovative interventions to improve the quality of life for these individuals. I currently have two areas of research in relation to ASC. One research area explores how individuals with ASC process emotions in realistic social situations, using eye tracking among other methods, to develop and evaluate effective interventions. My second research area explores the nature of mental health problems, suicidal ideation and behaviours, in adults with ASC, to inform new adapted measures and interventions for this clinical group. I completed my fully funded MSc and PhD studentship at the University of Nottingham in 2012, before going onto manage the largest autism research database in the UK at the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge. I now lead the Atypical Development Research Theme in the Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement at Coventry University.