An award winning intervention for children with autism and autism spectrum – PACT (Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy)
His research work within autism and social development has spanned genetics, clinical studies of comorbidity, early parent-child interaction, autism after early neglect and maltreatment, and treatment innovation and testing; including many years of close work with Catherine Aldred on the PACT programme. Jonathan is a Senior Investigator within the National Institute of Health Research, sat on the NICE guideline development group for autism treatment (2013) and the curriculum development group on autism and learning disability for the Children and Young People’s IAPT. He has been an associate editor of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Alongside his medical work, Jonathan is a painter with several exhibitions to his name, and a keen cyclist and walker.
Catherine has dedicated her work to enable people with autism to have a ‘voice’ where their communication is better understood by the important people around them and in their community.
Catherine continues to progress quality measures and intervention methods through feedback representing the priorities, values, needs and wishes of individuals with autism and their families. Catherine is a UK and international PACT trainer and works collaboratively with centres taking PACT into the community.
Outside work Catherine loves hiking, dog walking, yoga and camping.
In her leisure time Hannah enjoys biking, walking and yoga. She also loves to travel.