Welcome. Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. This information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.
We are very grateful for all the help and support we have received in producing this module.
Lead researcher: Sara Ryan
Sara Ryan is a senior researcher at Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford. Sara obtained her PhD from the University of Warwick in 2006. She has a sociological background and her main research interests are disability, difference and social interactions.
Research Assistant: Abi Coleman
Research Assistant: Abi Coleman, Health Experiences Research Group
We would like to thank all those who took part in the research and shared their experiences so openly and enthusiastically. Thanks also to Mark Smyth, Anup Apadhyaya, Andy Bell and Joan Mansfield at My Life My Choice for their support during the project.
Professor Anthony Bailey
Head of the Autism Research Group
Department of Psychiatry,
University of Oxford
Professor Gillian Baird
Consultant Developmental Paediatrician,
Dr Kate Field
Senior Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Dr Nick Hodge
The Autism Centre
Sheffield Hallam University
Department of Health
Dr Rachel Miller
Health Experiences Research Group
Lay member and parent representative
Parent Support Project Manager
Regional Area Co-ordinator, National Autistic Society
Dr Alex Popescu
Dr Clare Robertson
Consultant, Children's Hospital, John Radcliffe
Dr Melissa Rodd
Lecturer in Mathematics Education
Institute of Education, University of London
Dr Mitzi Waltz
Lecturer in Autism Studies, University of Birmingham
The Department of Health
The Wellcome trust