My current research focuses on gender differences at the behavioural level in Autism Spectrum Conditions. In particular, I have investigated the often delayed and misdiagnosis of autistic females, paying particular attention to mental health difficulties and the use of camouflaging. I also have a passion for mental health research and exploring the lived experience of mental health difficulties and use of services within my work.


Belcher, H.L., Morein-Zamir, S., Mandy, W., Ford, R.M. (2021). Camouflaging Intent, First Impressions, and Age of ASC Diagnosis in Autistic Men and Women. J Autism Dev Disord.

Stagg, S.D., and Belcher, H. (2019). Living with autism without knowing: receiving a diagnosis in later life. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 7(1), 348-361.

Belcher, H.L. (2019). Art therapy and the student mental health crisis. University & College Counselling, 7(3), 18-21.


To follow my current projects and to view all my publications and conference presentations, please visit my Research Gate profile here.


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