RESEARCH STUDY: High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Please read below information regarding research that you may wish to participate in;

Edel Murphy is a PhD Clinical Psychology student in University College Dublin.  She is doing a research study about anxiety in children and teenagers (aged 8-18 years old).

Edel is looking for parents of typically developing children and also parents of children with Autism to take part.

Your child does not have to have experienced anxiety before for you to take part.

If you wish to participate in this research, please follow the link to fill in an anonymous online survey which takes approximately 10 minutes.

RESEARCH STUDY: Mental Health and Thinking Skills in Autism

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin Institute of Neuroscience want to learn more about mental health in Adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. They are seeking participants for a study involving computerised tasks, questionnaires and a DNA sample.

If you are aged 18 – 30 and (1) have a diagnosis of ASD or ASD and ADHD or (2) have no diagnosis and are interested in participating in this research please email or call/text them on 085 8334160 for further information.

RESEARCH STUDY: Investigating the effects of nutritional profiles on pregnancy

The Cellular Neurobiology & Neuro-Nanotechnology lab of the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Limerick has launched a nationwide study to investigate effects of nutritional profiles on pregnancy.


Research participants can be females in Ireland with one or more children, who lived during their pregnancy in Ireland. The study procedures involve completing a Food Frequency Questionnaire.


The major goals of the study are to understand how common low levels of zinc intake in women and pregnant women in Ireland are, and whether low zinc intake is associated with a greater risk to develop neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism.


If you are interested in taking part in this research, please click on the following link –


If you have further questions regarding this research please feel free to get in touch with;

Dr. Andreas M. Grabrucker,

University of Limerick,

Phone: 061 237756 / Email:

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