Shepherd, J. (2020). Beyond tick-box transitions? Experiences of autistic students moving from special to further education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 1-15


Yuill N. (2020) Play Space Design in Autism. In: Volkmar F. (eds) Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer, New York, pp. 1-5

Verver, S., Vervloed, M., Yuill, N., & Steenbergen, B. (2019). Playful learning with sound-augmented toys: a comparison between children with and without visual impairments. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, pp. 1-13

Parsons, S., Yuill, N., Good, J. & Brosnan, M. (2019) “Whose agenda? Who knows best? Whose voice?”: Co-creating a technology research roadmap with autism stakeholders. Disability & Society 35:2, 201-234 (OPEN ACCESS)


Shepherd, J. Managing Anxiety at Times of Transition National Autistic Society: Autism and Anxiety Conference, Bristol

Shepherd, J. Rethinking the role of ‘the social’ in transitions: Learning from autistic students’ experiences in transition to college to inform HE transitions Perspectives on transitions to, through and beyond HE. CTLR 7 CHEER, University of Sussex, 2018

Holt, S., & Parry, J. A. (2018). Parent‐reported experience of using a real‐time text messaging service for dental appointments for children and young people with autism spectrum conditions: A pilot study. Special Care in Dentistry 39 (2) pp. 84-88

Lechelt, S, Rogers, Y., Yuill, N., Nagl, L, Ragone, G & Marquardt, N. (2018) Inclusive computing in special needs classrooms: Designing for all. In: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p. 517). ACM


Bonnett, V., Yuill, N. & Carr, A. (2017) Mathematics, Mastery and Metacognition: How adding a creative approach can support children in maths. Special Issue of Educational and Child Psychology, 34 (1) pp. 83-93

Brosnan, M., Holt, S., Yuill, N., Good, J. & Parsons, S. (2017). Beyond autism and technology: lessons from neurodiverse populations. Journal of Enabling Technologies, 11(2), 43-48

Holt, S. & Yuill, N. (2017) Tablets for two: how dual tablets can facilitate other-awareness and communication in learning-disabled children with autism. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction 11. pp. 72-82

Hopkins, Z., Yuill, N. & Branigan, H. (2017) Inhibitory control and lexical alignment in children with an autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 58 (10). pp. 1155-1165

Parsons, S., Yuill, N., Brosnan, M., & Good, J. (2017). “A child with autism only has one childhood”: main themes and questions for research from the “Digital Bubbles” seminar series. Journal of Enabling Technologies, 11(3), 113-119

Parsons, S., Yuill, N., Brosnan, M., & Good, J. (2017). Interdisciplinary perspectives on designing, understanding and evaluating digital technologies for autism. Journal of Enabling Technologies, 11(1) pp. 13-18


Yuill, N. & Martin, A. (2016) Curling up with a good e-book: Mother-child shared story reading on screen or paper affects embodied interaction and warmth. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology 7: 1951

Brosnan, M., Parsons, S., Good, J., & Yuill, N. (2016). How can participatory design inform the design and development of innovative technologies for autistic communities? Journal of Assistive Technologies, 10(2)

Good, J., Brosnan, M., Parsons, S. & Yuill, N. (2016) Virtual reality and robots for autism: moving beyond the screen. Journal of Assistive Technologies 10 (4). pp. 211-216

Parsons, S., Yuill, N., Good, J., Brosnan, M., Austin, L., Singleton, C., Bossavit, B. and Barnabear (2016) What technology for autism needs to be invented? Idea generation from the autism community via the ASCmeI.T. App. In: Miesenberger, K., Buhler, C. and Penaz, P., eds. 15th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2016, 2016-07-13 – 2016-07-15. Springer Verlag, pp. 343-350

Shepherd, J. (2016) ‘Hopefully if I like get the right support at college, I’ll be able to like find my way and all that if you know what I mean?’ Experiences of transition from special school to mainstream college for young people with autism. Doctoral thesis (PhD), University of Sussex

Shepherd, J. ‘I really do like socialising with my friends…’ social support for young people with autism in transition. Autism Europe in Edinburgh (September 2016)

Other Presentations

Please note the following presentations are not available in written form.

Glass, D. & Yuill, N. (2019) Collaborative action, embodiment and autistic traits: the influence of technology design in social motor synchrony. BPS Cognitive & Developmental Section conference, September 2019.

Yuill, N. (2019) Text comprehension and interactional synchrony between parents and autistic children in shared reading. BPS Cognitive & Developmental Section conference, September 2019.

Glass, D., & Yuill, N. (2018). Shared Spaces: The Benefits of Working Collaboratively on Social Motor Synchronisation for Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Branigan, H., Yuill, N. & Hopkins, Z. (2018) Social exclusion increases spontaneous lexical alignment in children’s dialogue. Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing- Asia.

Shepherd, J. Tick-box Transitions: facilitating transitions to college for young people with autism British Education Research Association BERA, September 2017.

Shepherd, J. Parental relationships in supporting autistic children through transition European Research Network about Parents in Education (ERNAPE), July 2017.

Shepherd, J. Transitions for autistic children Disabled Children’s Research Network, University of Suffolk July 2017.

Shepherd, J. Developing Inclusion in our Schools and Colleges: inclusion workshop for teachers, parents, SENCOs and local authority professionals, July 2017.

Shepherd, J. ‘Mind the Gap’ supporting transitions for autistic children i-contact parent/professional support group, Lewes, East Sussex, June 2017.

Good, J., Yuill, N. Parsons, S., Brosnan, M. & Austin, L (2016). Putting Technology Design into the Hands of the Users with the ASCmeI.T. app. CHI workshop Beyond Assistance and Intervention, May 2016.

Shepherd, J. Preparing for Adult Life Open Forum conference on Living Well with Autism in Manchester (invited speaker), June 2016.

Shepherd, J. ‘The readiness is all’ supporting transition for young people with autism in England at Autism Denmark annual conference in Odense (invited speaker), April 2016.

Shepherd, J. Transition experiences for young people with autism – presentation at the Brighton Disability Research Network (invited speaker), March 2016.