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Laura Fox



● BMus in at The University of Hull from 2010 – 2013
● MSc in Psychology in Education at The University of York from 2017 - 2018

I joined the Department as a PhD candidate in 2019 after completing a conversion Masters Degree in Psychology in Education. Prior to this I spent time working in a Secondary School as a support assistant and spent many years playing in bands and orchestras across the country. I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.



‘How do children experience friendships?’

My research explores how children with special educational needs and disabilities, specifically those with a formal diagnosis of Autism or Developmental Language Disorder, experience friendships. I am interested in how those experiences may differ between mainstream and specialised educational settings. My research is primarily qualitative, and I am interested in how we can use creative data collection methods to facilitate the participation of children with additional needs in research.

Other research experience:

2020 – present: Research Assistant, Transition support during COVID-19
2020 – 2020: Research Assistant, ParentChild+ Evaluation Trial (EEF)



Kathryn Asbury



Asbury, K., Fox, L., Deniz, E., Code, A., & Toseeb, U. (2020). How is COVID-19 affecting the mental health of children with special educational needs and disabilities and their families?. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-9.

Toseeb, U., Asbury, K., Code, A., Fox, L., & Deniz, E. (2020). Supporting families with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities during COVID-19.

Teaching experience

Teaching experience


2019 – current: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Education, University of York

• Research Methods for Psychology in Education
• Fundamental of Psychology in Education
• Key Concepts of Education
• Academic Skill Community
• Child and Adolescent Mental Health
• Development and Cognition

I facilitate student learning across a wide range of both Undergraduate and Master’s level modules within the department. I also have experience of marking, giving feedback and guidance on student formative and summative work.

2021 - current: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Academic Skills Centre, University of York

Facilitating study skills workshops for a wide range of home and international students. I am also a community group facilitator for the department.



Departmental Roles

Departmental Roles



I am the student representative for PhD in Education (2020-present).