Autism practice today – where are the gaps?

Professor Tommy MacKay

Psychology Consultancy Services and University of Strathclyde

Professor Tommy MacKay is recognised as one of the UK’s leading psychologists. Tommy works across the fields of educational and child psychology, health psychology, clinical neuropsychology, psychotherapy, teaching and research, and has won many honours and awards. He is also an expert witness, covering child and adult cases, both civil and criminal.

Tommy MacKay’s principal clinical specialism is autism. He is Clinical Director of the National Diagnosis and Assessment Service for Autistic Spectrum Disorders, a member of the Scottish Government’s ASD Reference Groupand Co-Founder of the National Centre for Autism Studies at the University of Strathclyde.

Tommy’s principal educational specialism is literacy, for which his research has attracted many national awards. Tommy has been described by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown as ‘a visionary and an inspiration’.


In the UK and in many parts of Europe, since the dawn of this Millennium, provision for people with autism has undergone a transformation in several key domains. This applies particularly to areas like educational provision... [ view full abstract ]


PL-3 » Plenary Lecture (12:40 - Friday, 16th September, Pentland Auditorium)