Prithvi Perepa

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

Prithvi is interested in being involved in research in the field of autism which leads to practical benefits. He has authored journal articles, book chapters and books focusing on various aspects of autism. He has been a Principal or Co-investigator for various research, knowledge exchange projects and consultations. Funders have included Autism Education Trust, Department for Education, ESRC, UNICEF, and Whole School SEND.

Recent projects include:

PI- Whole School SEND Autism Resource Suite, funded by Department for Education

Co-I- Developing best practice for schools working with marginalised autistic pupils and their families, (2020-2021) funded by UKRI

Co-I- Autism and school exclusion: A digital resource for school leaders and teachers, (2020-2021) funded by ESRC Impact Acceleration Account

PI- Educational inclusion of children with autism in India- research dialogue, (2019-20), funded by Global Challenge Research Fund

Co-I- Investigation of the causes and implications of exclusion for autistic children and young people, (2019-2020) funded by UKRI

Some of the previous projects:

PI- A feasibility study for the application of the AET professional development model for the children’s social work community (2017-18), funded by Autism Education Trust

PI- Situation Analysis on Inclusive Education and Children with Autism in the Sultanate of Oman- Ten-Year Autism Strategy and Five-Year Autism Action Plan for children with ASD (2015-2016) funded by UNICEF Oman

PI- An investigation of teachers’ attitudes to teaching sex and relationships education to students on the autism spectrum (2013) funded by University of East London

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Prithvi supervises doctoral students in the field of autism and education. He is particularly interested in supervising students who want to explore intersectionality of autism and culture, autism and sexuality and co-occurrence of autism and intellectual disabilities.