Heather Brown, PhD, MEd, BEd, BA

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept

Pronouns: she, her, hers;

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept
Email
heather2@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 292-6216
Address
5-141 Education Centre - North
8730 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Autism neurodiversity academic achievement well-being


About

Dr. Heather M. Brown was originally trained as an elementary school teacher, but she is now an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, where she helps current and future educators understand how to best support neurodivergent students in the regular classroom. She is also an autistic professional who studies autism. Along with many neurodivergent and neurotypical graduate and undergraduate students and volunteers, her AIDAN lab (https://www.aidanlab.ca/) aims to uncover strategies to support the academic achievement and overall well-being of autistic children, youth and adults. By doing so, her research is poised to empower autistic individuals to be more self-confident in their neurodiversity and to develop a better understanding of the factors that most support their well-being at home, work and school.

Featured Publications

Waisman, T., Williams, Z.J., Cage, E., Santhanam, S.P., Magiati, I., Dwyer, P., Stockwell, K.M., Kofner, B., Brown, H.M., Davidson, D., Herrell, J., Shore, S.M., Caudel, D., Gurbuz, E., Gillespie-Lynch, K.

Autism. 2022 June; OnlineFirst 10.1177/13623613221097207


Brown, H.M., Dwyer, P.S.R., Gassner, D.L., Kapp, S.K., Ne'Eman, A., Ryan, J.G., Waisman, T., Williams, Z.J.,

Pediatrics. 2022 April; 149 (Supplement 4):S1-S4 10.1542/peds.2020-049437f


Zajic, M.C., Brown, H.M.

Human Development. 2022 March; 66 (2):128–148 10.1159/000524015


Dwyer, P., Acevedo, S.M., Brown, H.M., Grapel, J., Jones, S.C., Nachman, B.R., Raymaker, D.M., Williams, Z.J.

Autism in Adulthood. 2021 September; 3 (3):209–220 10.1089/aut.2021.29019.rtb


Brown, H.M., Stahmer, A.C., Dwyer, P., Rivera, S.

Autism. 2021 July; 25 (5):1171–1174 10.1177/13623613211001012


Cutumisu, M., Labonté, C., Oslie, V., Gange, E., Brown, H. M., & Smith, V. R.

LEARNing Landscapes. 2018 January; 11 (1):87-102 10.36510/learnland.v11i1.925


Kwok, E. Y., Brown, H. M., Smyth, R. E., & Oram Cardy, J.

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2015 January; 9 (January 2015)


Brown, H. M., Johnson, A. M., Smyth, R. E., & Oram Cardy, J.

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2014 January; 8 (11):1482-1499


Brown, H. M., Oram Cardy, J., & Johnson, A.

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2013 January; 43 (4):932-955


Brown, H. M. & Klein, P. D.

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2011 January; 41 (11):1464-1474