Dr Ewelina Rydzewska

  • Research Associate (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

telephone: 0141 211 3889
email: Ewelina.Rydzewska@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Dr Ewelina Rydzewska joined the Institute of Health and Wellbeing as a Research Associate in March 2015, working in the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory. Prior to commencing employment at the University of Glasgow, she worked for Autism Network Scotland within the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde. She had also worked as an Associate Lecturer in Childhood Studies at the University of the West of Scotland and briefly as a Tutor in Research Methods at the University of Strathclyde.

Dr Rydzewska holds an MA in Special Needs Education and a PhD in Education. In the past, Dr Rydzewska has been involved in a number of research projects on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) conducted both within academia and other sectors, including health, social care as well as autism and learning disability charities. In her work at the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory, she is investigating population demographics, health needs and determinants of health for people on the spectrum.

 


Research interests

The theme continuously running through Dr Rydzewska's research is a concern with the experiences of people diagnosed or identified as having ASD and their accounts of interactions with professional support services. Dr Rydzewska's interests evolve around the experiences of life course transitions. In her work, she looks at processes of social and health inequality, mobility, inclusion and justice. She is particularly interested in patterns of vulnerabilty for people with ASD, including investigating common co-morbid conditions such as mental health problems and other additional difficulties such as risk behaviours. From a sociological perspective, her research is focused on patterns of social participation, forms of engagement and life aspirations. From a psychological perspective, Dr Rydzewska's work is concerned with notions of self-awareness, self-concept, identity and autonomy.

 

Grants
PhD grant: University of the West of Scotland, 2009-2012 £18,000
Project: Transition to adulthood for people with autism spectrum disorder

 


Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Learning disabilities - The Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory
    Scottish Government
    2018 - 2022
     
  • Predictors of mental ill-health in mothers caring for a son or daughter with intelectual disabilities
    Economic and Social Research Council
    2017 - 2019
     

Publications

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Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2012 | 2011
Number of items: 22.

2018

Dunn, K. D., Rydzewska, E., Macintyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) The prevalence and general health status of people with intellectual disabilities and autism co-occurring together – a total population study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, (doi:10.1111/jir.12573) (PMID:30488508) (Early Online Publication)

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-McCormack, L. A., Gillberg, C. , Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Prevalence of sensory impairments, physical and intellectual disabilities, and mental health in children and young people with self/proxy-reported autism: observational study of a whole country population. Autism, (doi:10.1177/1362361318791279) (PMID:30328695) (Early Online Publication)

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-McCormack, L. A., Gillberg, C. , Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Prevalence of long-term health conditions in adults with autism: observational study of a whole country population. BMJ Open, 8(8), e023945. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023945) (PMID:30173164) (PMCID:PMC6120653)

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Adults with Autism – Observational Study of Comorbidity in a Whole Country Population. Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17-20 July 2018.

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Adults with Autism – Observational Study of General Health Status in a Whole Country Population. Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17-20 July 2018.

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Children and Young People with Autism–Observational Study of Comorbidity in a Whole Country Population. Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17-20 July 2018.

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Children and Young People with Autism–Observational Study of General Health Status in a Whole Country Population. Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17-20 July 2018.

Hughes-Mccormack, L. A., Rydzewska, E., Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Prevalence and general health status of people with intellectual disabilities in Scotland: a total population study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 72(1), pp. 78-85. (doi:10.1136/jech-2017-209748) (PMID:29070675)

2017

Young-Southward, G., Rydzewska, E., Philo, C. and Cooper, S.-A. (2017) Physical and mental health of young people with and without intellectual disabilities: cross-sectional analysis of a whole country population. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 61(10), pp. 984-993. (doi:10.1111/jir.12422) (PMID:28895262)

Hughes-McCormack, L. A., Rydzewska, E., Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2017) Prevalence of mental health conditions and relationship with general health in a whole-country population of people with intellectual disabilities compared with the general population. BJPsych Open, 3(5), pp. 243-248. (doi:10.1192/bjpo.bp.117.005462) (PMID:29034100) (PMCID:PMC5620469)

Sosu, E. M. and Rydzewska, E. (2017) ‘Are all beliefs equal?’ Investigating the nature and determinants of parental attitudinal beliefs towards educational inclusion. Educational Studies, 43(5), pp. 516-532. (doi:10.1080/03055698.2017.1312286)

2016

Dunn, K., Rydzewska, E., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2016) The health of Scotland’s 5,709 people with autism and intellectual disabilities. 2016 IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 14-19 Aug 2016. p. 660. (doi:10.1111/jir.12305)

Hughes-McCormack, L., Rydzewska, E., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2016) The health of Scotland’s 26,349 people with intellectual disabilities. 2016 IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 14-19 Aug 2016. p. 685. (doi:10.1111/jir.12305)

Rydzewska, E., Dunn, K. and Cooper, S.-A. (2016) Co-morbid health conditions in people with autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. 2016 IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 14-19 Aug 2016. p. 808. (doi:10.1111/jir.12306)

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2016) Health of people with autism: findings from Scotland's 2011 census. 2016 IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 14-19 Aug 2016. p. 731. (doi:10.1111/jir.12305)

Dunlop, A.-W., McGregor, E., Marwick, H., Rydzewska, E., Somerville, A. and Stanfield, A. (2016) Action on Autism Research in Scotland. Final Report. Project Report. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Rydzewska, E. (2016) Unexpected changes of itinerary: adaptive functioning difficulties in daily transitions for adults with autism spectrum disorder. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 31(3), pp. 330-343. (doi:10.1080/08856257.2016.1187889)

Rydzewska, E. and Pirrie, A. (2016) Transitions to and within Adulthood – Special Section [Section Editors]. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 31(3),

Rydzewska, E. and Pirrie, A. (2016) Transitions to and within adulthood for young people with special educational needs. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 31(3), pp. 299-301. (doi:10.1080/08856257.2016.1187881)

2015

Rydzewska, E. and Pirrie, A. (2015) Risk behaviours in transition to adulthood for people with autism spectrum disorder. Scottish Educational Review, 47(1), pp. 15-27.

2012

Rydzewska, E. (2012) Destination unknown? Transition to adulthood for people with autism spectrum disorders. British Journal of Special Education, 39(2), pp. 87-93. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8578.2012.00536.x)

2011

Pirrie, A., Rydzewska, E. and Macleod, G. (2011) Caught in the net? Interdisciplinary perspectives on a longitudinal view of emotional and behavioural difficulties. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 16(4), pp. 339-350. (doi:10.1080/13632752.2011.616334)

This list was generated on Sat Dec 15 16:33:11 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 22.

Articles

Dunn, K. D., Rydzewska, E., Macintyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) The prevalence and general health status of people with intellectual disabilities and autism co-occurring together – a total population study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, (doi:10.1111/jir.12573) (PMID:30488508) (Early Online Publication)

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-McCormack, L. A., Gillberg, C. , Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Prevalence of sensory impairments, physical and intellectual disabilities, and mental health in children and young people with self/proxy-reported autism: observational study of a whole country population. Autism, (doi:10.1177/1362361318791279) (PMID:30328695) (Early Online Publication)

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-McCormack, L. A., Gillberg, C. , Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Prevalence of long-term health conditions in adults with autism: observational study of a whole country population. BMJ Open, 8(8), e023945. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023945) (PMID:30173164) (PMCID:PMC6120653)

Hughes-Mccormack, L. A., Rydzewska, E., Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Prevalence and general health status of people with intellectual disabilities in Scotland: a total population study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 72(1), pp. 78-85. (doi:10.1136/jech-2017-209748) (PMID:29070675)

Young-Southward, G., Rydzewska, E., Philo, C. and Cooper, S.-A. (2017) Physical and mental health of young people with and without intellectual disabilities: cross-sectional analysis of a whole country population. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 61(10), pp. 984-993. (doi:10.1111/jir.12422) (PMID:28895262)

Hughes-McCormack, L. A., Rydzewska, E., Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2017) Prevalence of mental health conditions and relationship with general health in a whole-country population of people with intellectual disabilities compared with the general population. BJPsych Open, 3(5), pp. 243-248. (doi:10.1192/bjpo.bp.117.005462) (PMID:29034100) (PMCID:PMC5620469)

Sosu, E. M. and Rydzewska, E. (2017) ‘Are all beliefs equal?’ Investigating the nature and determinants of parental attitudinal beliefs towards educational inclusion. Educational Studies, 43(5), pp. 516-532. (doi:10.1080/03055698.2017.1312286)

Rydzewska, E. (2016) Unexpected changes of itinerary: adaptive functioning difficulties in daily transitions for adults with autism spectrum disorder. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 31(3), pp. 330-343. (doi:10.1080/08856257.2016.1187889)

Rydzewska, E. and Pirrie, A. (2016) Transitions to and within Adulthood – Special Section [Section Editors]. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 31(3),

Rydzewska, E. and Pirrie, A. (2016) Transitions to and within adulthood for young people with special educational needs. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 31(3), pp. 299-301. (doi:10.1080/08856257.2016.1187881)

Rydzewska, E. and Pirrie, A. (2015) Risk behaviours in transition to adulthood for people with autism spectrum disorder. Scottish Educational Review, 47(1), pp. 15-27.

Rydzewska, E. (2012) Destination unknown? Transition to adulthood for people with autism spectrum disorders. British Journal of Special Education, 39(2), pp. 87-93. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8578.2012.00536.x)

Pirrie, A., Rydzewska, E. and Macleod, G. (2011) Caught in the net? Interdisciplinary perspectives on a longitudinal view of emotional and behavioural difficulties. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 16(4), pp. 339-350. (doi:10.1080/13632752.2011.616334)

Research Reports or Papers

Dunlop, A.-W., McGregor, E., Marwick, H., Rydzewska, E., Somerville, A. and Stanfield, A. (2016) Action on Autism Research in Scotland. Final Report. Project Report. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Conference or Workshop Item

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Adults with Autism – Observational Study of Comorbidity in a Whole Country Population. Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17-20 July 2018.

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Adults with Autism – Observational Study of General Health Status in a Whole Country Population. Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17-20 July 2018.

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Children and Young People with Autism–Observational Study of Comorbidity in a Whole Country Population. Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17-20 July 2018.

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Children and Young People with Autism–Observational Study of General Health Status in a Whole Country Population. Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17-20 July 2018.

Dunn, K., Rydzewska, E., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2016) The health of Scotland’s 5,709 people with autism and intellectual disabilities. 2016 IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 14-19 Aug 2016. p. 660. (doi:10.1111/jir.12305)

Hughes-McCormack, L., Rydzewska, E., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2016) The health of Scotland’s 26,349 people with intellectual disabilities. 2016 IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 14-19 Aug 2016. p. 685. (doi:10.1111/jir.12305)

Rydzewska, E., Dunn, K. and Cooper, S.-A. (2016) Co-morbid health conditions in people with autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. 2016 IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 14-19 Aug 2016. p. 808. (doi:10.1111/jir.12306)

Rydzewska, E., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2016) Health of people with autism: findings from Scotland's 2011 census. 2016 IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 14-19 Aug 2016. p. 731. (doi:10.1111/jir.12305)

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