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Dr Sue Sheppard

A headshot of Dr Sue Sheppard

Module Leader – Autism Skills and Knowledge and Further Studies in Autism,
Educational Psychologist

Dr Sue Sheppard is a senior educational psychologist with over 30 years’ of experience in autism. She has been a consultant to the Lorna Wing Centre for Autism (part of the National Autistic Society) since 1996 and was a close colleague of the late autism research pioneer, Dr Lorna Wing. She is embedded in the DISCO diagnostic training team which is nationally and internationally recognised.

Sue has worked as a specialist EP for numerous London boroughs and has been instrumental in setting up provision for children with ASD across early years, primary and secondary. She continues to work in schools and with families and undertakes specialist psychological assessments of autistic children and young people. A key focus of her current work is the well-being of autistic girls.

Sue leads on the Real Training autism modules and has also been a specialist speaker in autism at University College London. Her doctoral research primarily focused on autism
outreach services.