Area of expertise: autism, neurodisability, mental health.
Languages spoken: English, Armenian, French, basic Turkish.
Dr Ann Ozsivadijan is a principal clinical psychologist with extensive post-qualification experience in specialist complex neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research interests and clinical specialism are mental health problems in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and adapting interventions for young people on the autistic spectrum. She presents at conferences on these topics.
Ann also provides training courses across the UK on the assessment and treatment of mental health problems in children and young people with ASD and, in collaboration with colleague Marianna Murin, set up the first Improving Access to Psychological Therapies module for children and young people (CYP-IAPT) with ASD and intellectual disability.
She has published a number of papers and co-authored books. She is also a peer reviewer for a number of journals.
- BSc (Hons) – Royal Holloway, University of London
- DClinPsy – University of Oxford.
- Anxiety disorders and mental health problems in autism spectrum disorders.
Anxiety disorders/mental health problems in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including:
- cognitive pathways to anxiety in ASD
- anxious imagery in ASD.