Team Leah Attwell

Leah received her BSc in Psychology from the University of Plymouth in 2018. During her studies she was involved in a range of research and spent one year working as a Research Assistant at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she explored the use of moral philosophy in sexual health education and studied the experiences of bystanders who witnessed potential sexual assaults.

Leah also holds 6 years of experience working hands-on with children and adults with various cognitive, physical, social, and emotional needs in outdoor education and recreation programming and in residential services. It was in doing this work that she became passionate about utilising applied research to support this population in leading happy and fulfilling lives and supporting their families and carers. At COMIC, Leah is a research assistant for ASSSIST-2, assessing the efficacy of social stories as behavioural interventions for children with ASD.