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Dr Nichola Booth

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Nichola Booth

Dr Nichola Booth

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Dr Booth’s research has focused on working with parents of children/young people who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder using Applied Behaviour Analysis to teach new skills and reduce challenging behaviours.

Additionally, she is now working with a VR company to produce a virtual classroom with the aim to help reduce anxiety related behaviours in teenagers diagnosed with autism, who are at risk of exclusion from education, integrate fully into their education setting.

Research Interests

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Autism and Mental Health Difficulties

  • Behaviour Analysis

  • Effective Education and Inclusion

  • The use of technology for effective teaching

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Public outreach & key achievements

Advisor for Accessibility Forum - a new initiative by George Best Airport to gather relevant people and organisations together to determine the most effective way to make the airport more accessible for those with disabilities.

Developed Autism in the Air during my work with PEAT helping those with Autism or those travelling with people with Autism to navigate the airport to reduce the stress of travelling. 

Research students

PhD area The Effectiveness of Behaviour Analytic Programmes for Children with Autism within an Inclusive Mainstream Primary School Setting 
Name Natasha Coppini  
Years of study
Country Malta 
PhD area To assess the efficacy of a multi-tiered system of support (MTS) in increasing teacher implementation of evidence based practices (EBPs), decreasing student challenging behavior, and its impact across functional classes of behavior 
Name Sheila Klick 
Years of study
Country USA 
PhD area The use of Precision Teaching and Fluency-building to support skills’ acquisition of learners diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition in ABA home programme    
Name Maria Martinho
Years of study
Country England 
PhD area The Inclusion of Children with Down Syndrome in Mainstream Primary School in the Republic of Ireland – Parent’s Stories and Experiences 
Name Fidelma Morrison


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