Dr Ewelina Rydzewska

  • Honorary Research Fellow, Affiliate (School of Health & Wellbeing)

email: Ewelina.Rydzewska@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 38, Level 3, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Gartnavel Royal Hospital

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9749-3133

Biography

I am based at the University of Edinburgh where I work as a Lecturer in Health Futures at the Edinburgh Futures Institute and School of Health in Social Science. I am also an Affiliate at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing where I had previously worked as a Research Fellow for the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory. In the past, I had worked for Autism Network Scotland at the University of Strathclyde, conducting research in collaboration with the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities. I currently collaborate with the SEARCH Center at the University of California, Riverside.

In my research, I investigate population demographics, health needs and determinants of health for people with autism and/or intellectual disabilities, using big data and data linkage methodologies. My work draws on various fields, such as public health, epidemiology, developmental and clinical psychology, which means that I often seek to cross disciplinary and methodological boundaries between health and social sciences and quantitative and qualitative research.

 

Below is a video describing a recent research project investigating health conditions in adults with autism.

 

Research interests

My academic interests evolve around multidimensional and interdisciplinary reflections on quality of life for people with autism and/or intellectual disabilities. I am particularly interested in researching patterns of vulnerability in these populations, including investigation of:

  • health needs and health inequalities;
  • mental health;
  • comorbidities;
  • mortality;
  • life course transitions;
  • self-harm and suicide risk;
  • substance abuse;
  • homelessness;
  • risk behaviours. 

Affiliated research centres:

Publications

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Number of items: 41.

2022

Cooper, S.-A. et al. (2022) Cohort profile: Scotland’s record-linkage e-cohorts of people with intellectual disabilities, and autistic people (SCIDA). BMJ Open, 12, e057230. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057230) (PMID:35568493) (PMCID:PMC9109103)

Hughes-Mccormack, L. et al. (2022) Rates, causes and predictors of all-cause and avoidable mortality in 163,686 children and young people with and without intellectual disabilities: A record linkage national cohort study. BMJ Open, 12, e061636. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061636) (PMID:36113944)

2021

Rydzewska, E. , Fleming, M. , Mackay, D. , Young-Southward, G., Blancher, J., Bolourian, Y. R., Widaman, K. and Cooper, S.-A. (2021) General health status of youth with autism with and without intellectual disabilities transitioning from special education, and its relationship to personal and family circumstances: longitudinal cohort study. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, (doi: 10.1080/20473869.2021.1966600) (Early Online Publication)

Truesdale, M. et al. (2021) Respiratory-associated deaths in people with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 11(7), e043658. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043658) (PMID:34261677)

Rydzewska, E. , Dunn, K., Cooper, S.-A. and Kinnear, D. (2021) Mental ill-health in mothers of people with intellectual disabilities compared with mothers of typically developing people: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 65(6), pp. 501-534. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12827) (PMID:33738865)

Rydzewska, E. , Dunn, K. and Cooper, S.-A. (2021) Umbrella systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on comorbid physical conditions in people with autism spectrum disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry, 218(1), pp. 10-19. (doi: 10.1192/bjp.2020.167) (PMID:33161922)

2020

Rydzewska, E. , Fleming, M. , Mackay, D. , Young-Southward, G., Blacher, J., Bolourian, Y., Widaman, K. and Cooper, S.-A. (2020) General health status in young people with intellectual disabilities with and without Down syndrome in, and transitioning from, special education: findings from the National Longitudinal Transitions Study‐2. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 64(12), pp. 895-907. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12781) (PMID:33047429)

Kinnear, D. , Rydzewska, E. , Dunn, K., Hughes-McCormack, L., Melville, C. , Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2020) The relative influence of intellectual disabilities and autism on sensory impairments and physical disability: a whole‐country cohort of 5.3 million children and adults. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 33(5), pp. 1059-1068. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12728) (PMID:32187783)

Dunn, K., Rydzewska, E. , Fleming, M. and Cooper, S.-A. (2020) Prevalence of mental health conditions, sensory impairments and physical disability in people with co-occurring intellectual disabilities and autism compared with other people: a cross-sectional total population study in Scotland. BMJ Open, 10(4), e035280. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035280)

Rydzewska, E. (2020) Made Possible: Stories of Success by People with Learning Disabilities – In Their Own Words, ed. Saba Salman. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 10(2), pp. 66-67. [Book Review]

2019

Rydzewska, E. , Dunn, K., Cooper, S.-A. and Kinnear, D. (2019) Indicators of Mental Ill‐health in Mothers of People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review. IASSIDD 2019, Glasgow, UK, 6-9 Aug 2019. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12663)

Rydzewska, E. , Young-Southward, G., Blacher, J., Bolourian, Y., Widaman, K. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) General Health Status and Medication Use in Transitioning Youth with Autism. Findings from the National Longitudinal Transitions Study-2 (NLTS2). IASSIDD 2019, Glasgow, UK, 6-9 Aug 2019. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12652)

Rydzewska, E. , Hughes-McCormack, L., Gillberg, C. , Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) Age at identification, prevalence and general health of children with autism: observational study of a whole country population. BMJ Open, 9, e025904. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025904) (PMID:31289063) (PMCID:PMC6629388)

Kinnear, D. , Rydzewska, E. , Dunn, K., Hughes-McCormack, L. A., Melville, C. , Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) The relative influence of intellectual disabilities and autism on mental and general health in Scotland: a cross-sectional study of a whole country of 5.3 million children and adults. BMJ Open, 9(8), e029040. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029040) (PMID:31462474)

Rydzewska, E. , Hughes-McCormack, L. A., Gillberg, C. , Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) 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, 23(5), pp. 1201-1209. (doi: 10.1177/1362361318791279) (PMID:30328695)

Kinnear, D. , Rydzewska, E. , Dunn, K., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Melville, C. , Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) The Relative Influence Of Intellectual Disabilities and Autism on Mental and General Health: A Cross-Sectional Study of a Whole Country of 5.3 Million Children and Adults. 2019 Gatlinburg Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA, 03-05 Apr 2019.

Rydzewska, E. , Dunn, K., Cooper, S.-A. and Kinnear, D. (2019) Indicators of Mental Ill-health in Mothers of People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review. 2019 Gatlinburg Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA, 03-05 Apr 2019.

Dunn, K. D., Rydzewska, E. , Macintyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) 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, 63(4), pp. 277-285. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12573) (PMID:30488508)

Rydzewska, E. , Hughes-Mccormack, L. A., Gillberg, C. , Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) General health of adults with autism spectrum disorders - a whole country population cross-sectional study. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 60, pp. 59-66. (doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2019.01.004)

2018

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., 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. Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17-20 July 2018. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12485)

Hughes-Mccormack, L., Rydzewska, E. , Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Prevalence of Mental Health Conditions and Relationship with General Health in a Whole Country Population of 26,349 People with Intellectual Disabilities, Compared with the General Population. Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17-20 July 2018. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12485)

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. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12485)

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. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12485)

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. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12485)

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. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12485)

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)

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Articles

Cooper, S.-A. et al. (2022) Cohort profile: Scotland’s record-linkage e-cohorts of people with intellectual disabilities, and autistic people (SCIDA). BMJ Open, 12, e057230. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057230) (PMID:35568493) (PMCID:PMC9109103)

Hughes-Mccormack, L. et al. (2022) Rates, causes and predictors of all-cause and avoidable mortality in 163,686 children and young people with and without intellectual disabilities: A record linkage national cohort study. BMJ Open, 12, e061636. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061636) (PMID:36113944)

Rydzewska, E. , Fleming, M. , Mackay, D. , Young-Southward, G., Blancher, J., Bolourian, Y. R., Widaman, K. and Cooper, S.-A. (2021) General health status of youth with autism with and without intellectual disabilities transitioning from special education, and its relationship to personal and family circumstances: longitudinal cohort study. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, (doi: 10.1080/20473869.2021.1966600) (Early Online Publication)

Truesdale, M. et al. (2021) Respiratory-associated deaths in people with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 11(7), e043658. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043658) (PMID:34261677)

Rydzewska, E. , Dunn, K., Cooper, S.-A. and Kinnear, D. (2021) Mental ill-health in mothers of people with intellectual disabilities compared with mothers of typically developing people: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 65(6), pp. 501-534. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12827) (PMID:33738865)

Rydzewska, E. , Dunn, K. and Cooper, S.-A. (2021) Umbrella systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on comorbid physical conditions in people with autism spectrum disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry, 218(1), pp. 10-19. (doi: 10.1192/bjp.2020.167) (PMID:33161922)

Rydzewska, E. , Fleming, M. , Mackay, D. , Young-Southward, G., Blacher, J., Bolourian, Y., Widaman, K. and Cooper, S.-A. (2020) General health status in young people with intellectual disabilities with and without Down syndrome in, and transitioning from, special education: findings from the National Longitudinal Transitions Study‐2. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 64(12), pp. 895-907. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12781) (PMID:33047429)

Kinnear, D. , Rydzewska, E. , Dunn, K., Hughes-McCormack, L., Melville, C. , Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2020) The relative influence of intellectual disabilities and autism on sensory impairments and physical disability: a whole‐country cohort of 5.3 million children and adults. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 33(5), pp. 1059-1068. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12728) (PMID:32187783)

Dunn, K., Rydzewska, E. , Fleming, M. and Cooper, S.-A. (2020) Prevalence of mental health conditions, sensory impairments and physical disability in people with co-occurring intellectual disabilities and autism compared with other people: a cross-sectional total population study in Scotland. BMJ Open, 10(4), e035280. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035280)

Rydzewska, E. , Hughes-McCormack, L., Gillberg, C. , Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) Age at identification, prevalence and general health of children with autism: observational study of a whole country population. BMJ Open, 9, e025904. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025904) (PMID:31289063) (PMCID:PMC6629388)

Kinnear, D. , Rydzewska, E. , Dunn, K., Hughes-McCormack, L. A., Melville, C. , Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) The relative influence of intellectual disabilities and autism on mental and general health in Scotland: a cross-sectional study of a whole country of 5.3 million children and adults. BMJ Open, 9(8), e029040. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029040) (PMID:31462474)

Rydzewska, E. , Hughes-McCormack, L. A., Gillberg, C. , Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) 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, 23(5), pp. 1201-1209. (doi: 10.1177/1362361318791279) (PMID:30328695)

Dunn, K. D., Rydzewska, E. , Macintyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) 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, 63(4), pp. 277-285. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12573) (PMID:30488508)

Rydzewska, E. , Hughes-Mccormack, L. A., Gillberg, C. , Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) General health of adults with autism spectrum disorders - a whole country population cross-sectional study. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 60, pp. 59-66. (doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2019.01.004)

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)

Book Reviews

Rydzewska, E. (2020) Made Possible: Stories of Success by People with Learning Disabilities – In Their Own Words, ed. Saba Salman. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 10(2), pp. 66-67. [Book Review]

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. , Dunn, K., Cooper, S.-A. and Kinnear, D. (2019) Indicators of Mental Ill‐health in Mothers of People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review. IASSIDD 2019, Glasgow, UK, 6-9 Aug 2019. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12663)

Rydzewska, E. , Young-Southward, G., Blacher, J., Bolourian, Y., Widaman, K. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) General Health Status and Medication Use in Transitioning Youth with Autism. Findings from the National Longitudinal Transitions Study-2 (NLTS2). IASSIDD 2019, Glasgow, UK, 6-9 Aug 2019. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12652)

Kinnear, D. , Rydzewska, E. , Dunn, K., Hughes-Mccormack, L., Melville, C. , Henderson, A. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) The Relative Influence Of Intellectual Disabilities and Autism on Mental and General Health: A Cross-Sectional Study of a Whole Country of 5.3 Million Children and Adults. 2019 Gatlinburg Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA, 03-05 Apr 2019.

Rydzewska, E. , Dunn, K., Cooper, S.-A. and Kinnear, D. (2019) Indicators of Mental Ill-health in Mothers of People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review. 2019 Gatlinburg Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA, 03-05 Apr 2019.

Hughes-Mccormack, L., 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. Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17-20 July 2018. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12485)

Hughes-Mccormack, L., Rydzewska, E. , Henderson, A. , MacIntyre, C., Rintoul, J. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Prevalence of Mental Health Conditions and Relationship with General Health in a Whole Country Population of 26,349 People with Intellectual Disabilities, Compared with the General Population. Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17-20 July 2018. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12485)

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. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12485)

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. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12485)

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. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12485)

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. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12485)

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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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
     

Supervision

I am particularly interested in investigating health, health inequalities, mental health, suicide risk and substance abuse in populations with neurodevelopmental disorders. I would be happy to supervise research students in any of these areas. Please, do get in touch if you wish to discuss a proposal with me.

I am currently a lead supervisor of Katie Rutherford's PhD project investigating therapeutic alliance in adults with autism and mental health problems.

Teaching

I currently teach and supervise students on the following courses:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology;
  • MSc in Global Mental Health;
  • BSc Intercalated Degree in Clinical Medicine.

In the past, I had worked as an Associate Lecturer in Childhood Studies and Development at the University of the West of Scotland (BA in Childhood Studies and BA in Education) and as a Lecturer in Research Methods at the University of Strathclyde (MSc in Education Studies).