Department of Psychology

Dr Ailsa Russell

Ailsa Russell

Reader (Director of Studies MSc Applied Clinical Psychology)

10West 2.36
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5517


Ailsa Russell is a Reader in the Department of Psychology.  She is a Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist and a BABCP accredited CBT therapist.  Ailsa leads on the MSc in Applied Clinical Psychology. She is a member of the Centre for Applied Autism Research at the University of Bath.  She is the principal investigator on a HTA funded study investigating the feasibility of guided self-help for depression in adults with autism. Research interests include developing effective psychological interventions for people with Autism. 

Research interests

  • Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Adapting evidence based psychological interventions for people with developmental disorders
  • Neuropsychological facets of atypical development


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