The effect of High-Functioning Autism on Sexual Orientation and Gender-Identity

Mark Stokes

Deakin University

Mark obtained his PhD from La Trobe University in 1996, where he also taught advanced cognitive neuroanatomy. Mark’s PhD was in the non-linear mathematical modelling and analysis of the neural substrate of circadian rhythms Following this work, Mark worked developing and managing epidemiological datasets of injury at Monash University’s Accident Research Centre. In 1999 Mark was appointed to Vanderbilt University, Tennessee where he taught advanced multivariate statistics at doctoral level and biological rhythms to undergraduate and post-graduate. In 2000 Mark returned to Australia to be appointed director of the Director of the Victorian Injury Surveillance and Applied Research Unit at Monash University, where he undertook development of multivariate and univariate statistical models to forecast injury epidemiology and the impact these would have on population quality of life. In 1999 Mark was elected to the board of Kidsafe Victoria, which he remains actively involved with to date, as President, and as President of Kidsafe National since 2009. In 2002, Mark joined Deakin University. Mark has published 40 peer reviewed publications, 4 book chapters, 6 governmental reports, 35 conference presentations, has raised $2,800,000 in grants, and supervised 12 HDR, doctoral, and PhD completions


Background: Clinical impressions indicate a sexual profile within the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) population unlike that seen in the general population that is suggestive of a wide range of sexual orientations and an... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Rita George (Deakin University)
  2. Mark Stokes (Deakin University)

Topic Area

Topics: Research


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