Edinburgh Research Explorer

Prof Sue Fletcher-Watson

Personal Chair of Developmental Psychology

  1. 2020
  2. Eye-tracking for longitudinal assessment of social cognition in children born preterm

    Dean, B., Ginnell, L., Ledsham, V., Tsanas, T., Telford, E., Sparrow, S., Fletcher-Watson, S. & Boardman, J. P., 29 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Bilingualism in autism: Language learning profiles and social experiences

    Digard, B. G., Sorace, A., Stanfield, A. & Fletcher-watson, S., 17 Jul 2020, In : Autism. p. 136236132093784

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Beyond the ‘core deficit hypothesis’ in developmental disorders

    Astle, D. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 15 Jul 2020, In : Current Directions in Psychological Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Autistic peer-to-peer information transfer is highly effective

    Crompton, C. J., Ropar, D., Evans-williams, C. V., Flynn, E. G. & Fletcher-watson, S., 20 May 2020, In : Autism. p. 136236132091928

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. A framework of evidence-based practice for digital support, co-developed with and for the autism community

    Zervogianni, V., Fletcher-watson, S., Herrera, G., Goodwin, M., Pérez-fuster, P., Brosnan, M. & Grynszpan, O., 6 Feb 2020, In : Autism. p. 136236131989833

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Residential Care for Older Autistic Adults: Insights from Three Multiexpert Summits

    Crompton, C. J., Michael, C., Dawson, M. & Fletcher-watson, S., 24 Jan 2020, In : Autism in Adulthood.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Autism and empathy: What are the real links?

    Fletcher-Watson, S. & Bird, G., 1 Jan 2020, In : Autism. 24, 1, p. 1362361319883506

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. 2019
  10. Associations of Socioeconomic Deprivation and Preterm Birth With Speech, Language, and Communication Concerns Among Children Aged 27 to 30 Months

    Ene, D., Der, G., Fletcher-Watson, S., O'Carroll, S., MacKenzie, G., Higgins, M. & Boardman, J. P., 11 Sep 2019, In : JAMA network open. 2, 9, p. e1911027

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Information and Communication Technologies as Educational Supports

    Hedges, S. & Fletcher-Watson, S., Aug 2019, The SAGE Handbook of Autism and Education. Jordan, R., Roberts, J. M. & Hume, K. (eds.). 1 ed. SAGE

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  12. Autistic people may lack social motivation, without being any less human

    Fletcher-watson, S. & Crompton, C. J., 23 Jul 2019, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 42

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  13. Design implications from Cognitive Event Analysis: A case study of digitally mediated interaction in autistic children

    Laurie, M. H., Manches, A. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 15 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. New York, NY, USA: ACM, p. 476-481 6 p. (IDC '19).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  14. Predicting major mental illness: ethical and practical considerations

    Lawrie, S. M., Fletcher-watson, S., Whalley, H. C. & Mcintosh, A. M., 8 Mar 2019, In : BJPsych Open. 5, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Autism: A New Introduction to Psychological Theory and Current Debate

    Fletcher-Watson, S. & Happé, F., Feb 2019, 2 ed. Routledge.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  16. 2018
  17. An International Survey of Parental Attitudes to Technology Use by Their Autistic Children at Home

    Laurie, M. H., Warreyn, P., Uriarte, B. V., Boonen, C. & Fletcher-watson, S., 11 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Siblings’ experiences of growing up with children with autism in Taiwan and the United Kingdom

    Tsai, H., Cebula, K., Liang, S. H-Y. & Fletcher-Watson, S., Dec 2018, In : Research in Developmental Disabilities. 83, p. 206-216 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Facilitating Pretend Play in Autistic Children: Results from an Augmented Reality App Evaluation

    Dragomir, M., Manches, A., Fletcher-Watson, S. & Pain, H., 8 Oct 2018, Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Galway, Ireland: ACM, p. 407-409 3 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  20. The potential of eye-tracking as a sensitive measure of behavioural change in response to intervention

    Fletcher-watson, S. & Hampton, S., 2 Oct 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. A brief report on the use of educational technology with autistic pupils

    Laurie, M., Manches, A. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 30 Sep 2018, In : The Psychology of Education Review. 42, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Diversity computing

    Fletcher-watson, S., De Jaegher, H., Van Dijk, J., Frauenberger, C., Magnée, M. & Ye, J., 22 Aug 2018, Interactions, 25, 5, p. 28-33 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  23. Making the future together: Shaping autism research through meaningful participation

    Fletcher-Watson, S., adams, J., Brook, K., Charman, T., Crane, L., Cusack, J., Leekam, S., Milton, D., Parr, J. & Pellicano, E., 10 Aug 2018, In : Autism.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. 2017
  25. Pros and Cons of Character Portrayals of Autism on TV and Film

    Nordahl-Hansen, A., Øien, R. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 23 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  26. What do parents of children with autism expect from participation in research? A community survey about early autism studies

    COST ESSEA working group, 10 Nov 2017, In : Autism.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. The role of the broader autism phenotype and environmental stressors in the adjustment of siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders in Taiwan and the United Kingdom

    Tsai, H., Cebula, K. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 30 Aug 2017, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 47, 8, p. 2363-2377 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Mental health on screen: A DSM-5 dissection of portrayals of autism spectrum disorders in film and TV

    Nordahl-Hansen, A., Tøndevold, M. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 23 Aug 2017, In : Psychiatry Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. A latent measure explains substantial variance in white matter microstructure across the newborn human brain

    Telford, E., Cox, S., Fletcher-Watson, S., Anblagen, D., Sparrow, S., Pataky, R., Quigley, A., Semple, S., Bastin, M. & Boardman, J., 6 Jun 2017, In : Brain Structure and Function.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Emotion recognition training in autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review of challenges related to generalizability

    Berggren, S., Fletcher-Watson, S., Milenkovic, N., Marschik, P. B., Bölte, S. & Jonsson, U., 10 Apr 2017, In : Developmental neurorehabilitation.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Links between autism spectrum disorder diagnostic status and family quality of life

    McKechanie, A., Moffat, V. J., Johnstone, E. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 3 Apr 2017, In : Children. 4, 4

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. What can eye-tracking tell us?

    Boardman, J. & Fletcher-Watson, S., Apr 2017, In : Archives of Disease in Childhood. 102, 4, p. 301-302 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  33. Autism and bilingualism: A qualitative interview study of parents’ perspectives and experiences

    Hampton, S., Rabagliati, H., Sorace, A. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 14 Feb 2017, In : Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. 2016
  35. Influences on the psychosocial adjustment of siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder in Taiwan and the United Kingdom

    Tsai, H-W. J., Cebula, K. & Fletcher-Watson, S., Dec 2016, In : Research in autism spectrum disorders. 32, p. 115-129 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Relations between specific and global outcome measures in a social-communication intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder

    Nordahl-hansen, A., Fletcher-Watson, S., Mcconachie, H. & Kaale, A., 1 Sep 2016, In : Research in autism spectrum disorders. 29-30, p. 19-29

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Designing for young children with autism spectrum disorder in health and education: a case study of an iPad app

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Pain, H., Hammond, S., Humphry, A. & McConachie, H., 4 Apr 2016, In : International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction . 48 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Attitudes of the autism community to early autism research

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Apicella, F., Auyeung, B., Beranová, Š., Bonnet-Brilhault, F., Canal-Bedia, R., Charman, T., Chericoni, N., Conceição, I. C., Davies, K., Farroni, T., Gomot, M., Jones, E., Kaale, A., Kapica, K., Kawa, R., Kylliainen, A., Larsen, K., Lefort-Besnard, J., Malvy, J. & 13 others, Manso de Dios, S., Markovska-Simoska, S., Millo, I., Miranda, N., Pasco, G., Pisula, E., Raleva, M., Rogé, B., Salomone, E., Schjolberg, S., Tomalski, P., Vicente, A. & Yirmiya, N., 14 Mar 2016, In : Autism.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. Preterm birth is associated with atypical social orienting in infancy detected using eye-tracking

    Telford, E., Fletcher-Watson, S., Gillespie-Smith, K., Pataky, R., Sparrow, S., Murray, I., O'Hare, A. & Boardman, J. P., 2 Mar 2016, In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Bilingualism and Autism: Exploring parents' attitudes and experiences

    Fletcher-Watson, S., 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  41. Bilingualism in children with autism: Detrimental or beneficial?

    Rabagliati, H., Sorace, A., Hampton, S. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  42. 2015
  43. A trial of an iPad intervention targeting social communication skills in children with autism

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Petrou, A., Scott-Barrett, J., Dicks, P., Graham, C., O'Hare, A., Pain, H. & McConachie, H., 26 Oct 2015, In : Autism.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. Prevalence and correlates of use of complementary and alternative medicine in children with autism spectrum disorder in Europe

    Salomone, E., Charman, T., McConachie, H., Warreyn, P., Working Group 4, COST Action ‘Enhancing the Scientific Study of Early Autism’ & Fletcher-Watson, S., Oct 2015, In : European Journal of Pediatrics. 174, 10, p. 1277-85 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. Measuring intervention effects in children with ASD: The use of specific and global outcome measures

    Nordahl-Hansen, A., Fletcher-Watson, S., McConachie, H. & Kaale, A., May 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  46. What does the autism community think of research with infants with higher likelihood of later autism diagnosis? Results of a large international survey.

    Members of the COST ESSEA working groups, May 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  47. Use of early intervention for young children with autism spectrum disorder across Europe

    Salomone, E., Beranová, Š., Bonnet-Brilhault, F., Briciet Lauritsen, M., Budisteanu, M., Buitelaar, J., Canal-Bedia, R., Felhosi, G., Fletcher-Watson, S., Freitag, C., Fuentes, J., Gallagher, L., Garcia Primo, P., Gliga, F., Gomot, M., Green, J., Heimann, M., Jónsdóttir, S. L., Kaale, A., Kawa, R. & 20 others, Kylliainen, A., Lemcke, S., Markovska-Simoska, S., Marschik, P. B., McConachie, H., Moilanen, I., Muratori, F., Narzisi, A., Noterdaeme, M., Oliveira, G., Oosterling, I., Pijl, M., Pop-Jordanova, N., Poustka, L., Roeyers, H., Rogé, B., Sinzig, J., Vicente, A., Warreyn, P. & Charman, T., 27 Apr 2015, In : Autism.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. The search for an early intervention outcome measure in autism

    Fletcher-Watson, S. & McConachie, H., 22 Apr 2015, In : Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. Building capacity for rigorous controlled trials in autism: the importance of measuring treatment adherence

    McConachie, H., Fletcher-Watson, S. & Group 4, W., Mar 2015, In : Child: Care, Health and Development. 41, 2, p. 169–177

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. Evidence-based technology design and commercialisation: recommendations derived from research in autism

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Jan 2015, In : TechTrends. 59, 1, p. 84-88

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  51. 2014
  52. From cradle to stage: How early years performing arts experiences are tailored to the developmental capabilities of babies and toddlers

    Fletcher-Watson, B., Fletcher-Watson, S., McNaughton, M. J. & Birch, A., 25 Jul 2014, In : Youth Theatre Journal. 28, 2, p. 130-146 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  53. A Targeted Review of Computer-Assisted Learning for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Towards a Consistent Methodology

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Jun 2014, In : Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 1, 2, p. 87-100

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  54. A systematic review of Theory of Mind based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Fletcher-Watson, S. & McConachie, H., May 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  55. Designing AAC systems for children with autism - evidence from eye-tracking research

    Gillespie-Smith, K. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 2014, In : Augmentative and Alternative Communication. 30, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  56. Eye-tracking methodology for the assessment of social function in infancy

    Gillespie-Smith, K., Boardman, J., Murray, I., Norman, J., O'Hare, A. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 2014, In : Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 99, Supplement 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

  57. From cradle to stage: How early years performing arts exepriences are tailored to the developmental capabilities of babies and toddlers

    Fletcher-Watson, B., Birch, A., Fletcher-Watson, S. & McNaughton, M-J., 2014, In : Youth Theatre Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  58. Interventions based on the Theory of Mind cognitive model for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

    Fletcher-Watson, S., McConnell, F., Manola, E. & McConachie, H., 2014, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  59. Novel technologies and developmental disorders

    Fletcher-Watson, S. & Durkin, K., 2014, Neurodevelopmental disorders: research challenges and solutions. Taylor & Francis

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  60. 2013
  61. ADOS-C: A new outcome measure for autism intervention studies

    Petrou, A., Fletcher-Watson, S., O'Hare, A. & McConachie, H., Sep 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  62. Click-East: evaluating the impact of an iPad app on social communicative abilities in young children with autism

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Hammond, S. T., O'Hare, A., Pain, H., Petrou, A. & McConachie, H., May 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  63. Click-East: a randomised controlled trial of a new iPad-based social attention intervention for toddlers and pre-schoolers with autism

    Fletcher-Watson, S., O'Hare, A., Pain, H., Petrou, A. & McConachie, H., 2013, In : Developmental medicine and child neurology. 55, s2

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

  64. Social interest in high functioning adults with autism spectrum disorders.

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Leekam, S. & Findlay, J., 2013, In : Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  65. 2012
  66. Eye movements in autism spectrum disorder

    Benson, V. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 21 Nov 2012, The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements. Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  67. iPads for Autism: A report on the development and efficacy of a new educational app for young children

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Hammond, S. T., Humphry, A. & Pain, H., Sep 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  68. Click-East: Teaching Social Attention Skills using an iPad App

    Fletcher-Watson, S., McConachie, H., O'Hare, A., Pain, H. & Hammond, S. T., Jul 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  69. Attenuation of change blindness in children with autism spectrum disorders

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Leekam, S., Connolly, B., Collis, J., Findlay, J., McConachie, H. & Rodgers, J., 2012, In : British journal of developmental psychology. 30, 3, p. 446-458

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  70. 2011
  71. Eye movements in autism

    Benson, V. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 2011, Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements. Oxford University Press, p. 709-730

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  72. 2010
  73. A review of methods in the study of attention in autism

    Ames, C. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 1 Mar 2010, In : Developmental Review. 30, 1, p. 52-73 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  74. Eye movements affirm: automatic overt gaze and arrow cueing for typical adults and adults with autism spectrum disorder

    Kuhn, G., Benson, V., Fletcher-Watson, S., Kovshoff, H., McCormick, C., Kirkby, J. & Leekam, S., 2010, In : Experimental Brain Research. 201, 2, p. 155-165

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  75. Interventions based on the 'Theory of Mind' cognitive model for autism spectrum disorder (Protocol).

    Fletcher-Watson, S. & McConachie, H., 2010, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  76. 2009
  77. Eye-movements reveal attention to social information in autism spectrum disorder

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Leekam, S. R., Benson, V., Frank, M. C. & Findlay, J. M., Jan 2009, In : Neuropsychologia. 47, 1, p. 248-257

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  78. Atypical saccadic scanning in autistic spectrum disorder

    Benson, V., Piper, J. & Fletcher-Watson, S., 2009, In : Neuropsychologia. 47, 4, p. 1178-1182

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  79. The development of change blindness: children's attentional priorities whilst viewing naturalistic scenes

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Collis, J. M., Findlay, J. M. & Leekam, S. R., 2009, In : Developmental Science. 12, 3, p. 438-445

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  80. 2008
  81. Brief Report: Young adults with autism show normal attention to eye-gaze information – Evidence from a new change blindness paradigm

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Leekam, S., Findlay, J. & Stanton, E., 2008, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 38, 9, p. 1785-1790

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  82. Rapid detection of person information in a naturalistic scene.

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Findlay, J., Leekam, S. & Benson, V., 2008, In : Perception. 37, 4, p. 571-583

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  83. 2006
  84. Do people with autism spectrum disorders show normal selection for attention? Evidence from change blindness

    Fletcher-Watson, S., Leekam, S., Turner, M. & Moxon, L., 2006, In : British Journal of Psychology. 97, 4, p. 537-554

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle