Team Hayley Carrick

Hayley works as a research assistant on the ASSSIST2 project with COMIC, which involves assessing the effectiveness of Social Stories as an intervention for children with ASD.

Hayley received her BSc in Psychology from Newcastle University in 2019. She then completed an MSc in Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience. During this time, she conducted research investigating the effects of autistic traits and sensory sensitivity on atypical eating behaviours. Alongside her studies, she has also worked as a research assistant with King’s College London, which involved investigating the effects of community support on the mental health of new mothers.

Hayley also has 5 years of experience working with adults with various mental health disorders, learning difficulties, substance abuse and dementia within inpatient services. Through this work, she became passionate about applying psychological research to best support these patient populations.