Dr Calum Hartley
Dr Calum Hartley is a Lecturer in Psychology at Lancaster University. He is an internationally-recognised expert in autism and his research focuses on how this disorder impacts children’s symbolic communication.
Calum was awarded his PhD in 2014 which investigated how minimally verbal children with autism understand pictures and words. In 2016, he was awarded a Future Research Leaders Fellowship by the Economic and Social Research Council to profile how children with autism identify, retain, and generalise the meanings of words.
Calum is currently supervising several PhD projects exploring this topic. He is also interested in aspects of social cognition, including sharing and ownership, and is involved in a long-running outreach project (‘Science Hunters’) that uses Minecraft to introduce science to children with special educational needs. For more information about Calum’s publications, please visit his university web page.