Owen McGill - I am a PhD Student at the University of Strathclyde, School of Education. My research is centred on female autistic experiences of the Criminal Justice and Prison systems, highlighting a significantly lacking and ignored narrative within academic and practice knowledge. This is being approached through conceptualising gender identity for autistic females both out with and within these settings, while progressing a knowledge base of the cyclical nature of prison systems in terms of ‘Othering’ and discourse.
My wider research interests involve progressing and promoting autistic input into developing and conducting research, developing voice within practice, gender identity formation and experiences and development of neuro and gender diverse specific practice/knowledge for Criminal Justice Systems.
I have previously completed BSc (Hons) Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University before going on to complete MSc Autism at University of Strathclyde. I then took the leap to sociological based research, inspired through both my work in care and engagement on social media to focus on voicing experiential narratives and lived experiences.
Twitter handle: @omcgilius