Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Clinical Communication Studies (1992); PhD Staff Attributions of Challenging Behaviour and Perceptions of Communication in Adults with Learning Disabilities (2008); Registered Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists RC0009605 June 1992
Dr Bradshaw trained as a speech and language therapist. She worked in a community team supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities before joining the Tizard Centre in 1995. She teaches on postgraduate courses in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Until 2020, she was the Director of Studies for Undergraduate Programmes at the Tizard Centre. Until 2021, she was Senior Tutor. She is now the Chief Examiner for Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.
Dr Bradshaw is the academic lead on the very popular Understanding Autism MOOC which has had over 200000 learners since it started in 2017. Dr Bradshaw co-produced this course with autistic adults. This year, Dr Bradshaw has co-produced four Expert Tracks on Autism; Learning about Autism from Autistic People, Education, Health, Social Policy and the Law.
Current PhD candidates include: