Dr Char Goodwin
Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK
I completed my PhD at University of Reading where I investigated spatial attention shifting and visual perception of separation in the superior parietal lobule using fMRI. Since moving to Exeter, I have gained experience working predominantly in clinical trials including in Data Management at Exeter Clinical Trials Unit. My current research focus is on improving cancer care for autistic people and understanding the healthcare barriers that exists for autistic people undergoing cancer diagnosis and treatment.
2021 - PhD in Psychology, University of Reading
2012 - MSc in Neuropsychology, University of Bristol
2006 - BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Media Communications, University of Gloucestershire
My research interests include improving cancer care for autistic people, by exploring and listening to the lived experience of autistic people to determine healthcare barriers that are experienced throughout diagnosis and treatment for cancer.
Currently working on a research project that is exploring autistic adults’ experiences of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment using mixed methods (autoethnography, interpretative phenomenological analysis and cross-sectional surveys) to understand and learn from autistic people themselves.
- 2023: Breast Cancer Now - £173, 189, PI: Prof Manuela Barreto, Co-Is: Dr Char Goodwin, Prof Ginny Russell. Autistic Adults’ Experiences of Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (2023 – 2026)