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Dr Keren Maclennan

Assistant Professor

PhD, BSc


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Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology  
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing  

Biography

Research summary

My research focusses on understanding more about how autistic people’s sensory processing differences relate to their mental health and experiences of different environments. Working in collabroation with stakeholders, my current focusses are to co-produce research to support mental wellbeing and make environments more enabling for autistic individuals. 

Research interests

  • Autism
  • Sensory processing
  • Neurodiversity
  • Anxiety
  • Mental health
  • Participatory research

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Autism: autism, sensory reactivity, mental health

Publications

Journal Article

  • MacLennan, Keren, Woolley, Catherine, @ 21andsensory, Emily, Heasman, Brett, Starns, Jess, George, Becky & Manning, Catherine (2022). “It is a big spider web of things” Sensory experiences of autistic adults in public spaces. Autism in Adulthood
  • Verhulst, Isabelle, MacLennan, Keren, Haffey, Anthony & Tavassoli, Teresa (2022). The perceived casual relations between sensory reactivity differences and anxiety symptoms in autistic adults.
  • Rossow, Timothy, MacLennan, Keren & Tavassoli, Teresa (2022). The predictive relationship between sensory reactivity and depressive symptoms in young autistic children with few to no words. Journal of autism and developmental disorders 1-11.
  • MacLennan, Keren, O’Brien, Sarah & Tavassoli, Teresa (2022). In our own words: The complex sensory experiences of autistic adults. Journal of autism and developmental disorders 52(7): 3061-3075.
  • MacLennan, Keren, Rossow, Timothy & Tavassoli, Teresa (2021). The relationship between sensory reactivity, intolerance of uncertainty and anxiety subtypes in preschool-age autistic children. Autism 25(8): 2305-2316.
  • Rossow, Timothy, MacLennan, Keren & Tavassoli, Teresa (2021). The relationship between sensory reactivity differences and mental health symptoms in preschool-age autistic children. Autism Research 14(8): 1645-1657.
  • MacLennan, Keren, Roach, Lauren & Tavassoli, Teresa (2020). The relationship between sensory reactivity differences and anxiety subtypes in autistic children. Autism Research 13(5): 785-795.