Tag Archives: clinical trial

Getting published: the agony and the ecstacy

I was recently delighted to have the report of our randomised controlled trial of an iPad app published in a fantastic journal, Autism. The paper came out in October 2015 and, since the trial itself ended in June 2013, you’d be forgiven for wondering what on earth took us so long. Sorting out the data […]

Waddington’s epigenetic landscape, and being ‘optimally autistic’

In 2003, enrolled on a Masters programme in developmental psychopathology (the study of atypical development – i.e. conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia and others) I was introduced to Waddington’s epigenetic landscape – shown in this image. For him, the image was about the action of genes on development, but for me and many others […]

Lessons from running my first RCT

Earlier this month at IMFAR 2013 – the International Meeting for Autism Research – I presented a conference poster reporting on the Click-East project. Sadly we haven’t completed the randomised controlled trial (RCT) yet, so I couldn’t share the final outcomes – that will have to wait for IMFAR 2014 – but I’m taking this […]

Getting Research Ethics Committee approval

The post you’ve all been waiting for with baited breath – the why’s and wherefore’s of the Research Ethics approval process! But seriously, this is a big issue for researchers, participants in research and the general public. If you’ve ever been involved in a research project, you will have been given an information document, and […]