Interview with Dr Judith Gould: women and girls

Dr Judith Gould is the Lead Consultant at The NAS Lorna Wing Centre for Autism and retired as Director of the Centre in 2015.  She is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, with over 40 years experience, specialising in autism and learning disabilities.

Dr Judith Gould kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the NAS Women and Girls Conference in September last year. We asked Judith a series of questions: you can view the full interview or clips of the individual questions below.

Full interview

Individual question clips

1. Can you tell us how your interest in women and girls with autism started?

2. How does autism differ in presentation between females and males?

3. Do you feel girls and women with autism are at increased risk of eating disorders?

4. Can you tell us how the understanding of women and girls with autism has developed over the last 10 years?

5. What are the key areas of difficulty facing women and girls on the autism spectrum?

6. What do you feel are the areas of support that are most needed for women and girls?

Author: Dr Judith Gould

Date added: 5 January 2016