Mr Brett Heasman is a doctoral student at the London School of Economics. His academic work focusses on discovering new techniques for maximising the communicative potential for people with social interaction difficulties. He has extensive experience of working with charities that support people with autistic spectrum conditions and has recently begun campaigning for better care-pathways at regional level. As well as his academic work, Brett has also worked as a copywriter producing online content for a number of FTSE 100 companies.
Brett holds an MSc in Social and Public Communication (2014, 1:1) from the London School of Economics; an MSc in Linguistics (2011, 1:1) and an MA in English Language (2010, 2:1) from the University of Edinburgh. In 2014 he was awarded a full scholarship from the Economic and Science Research Council (ESRC) to complete his doctoral studies. His research interests include perspective-taking, cognition, socio-linguistics and rhetorical analysis.