Welcome to the website of Dr. Miriam Law Smith.
Dr. Law Smith is a Clinical Psychologist and academic. She worked as a Senior Clinical Psychologist for the health service in Ireland (HSE), specialising in working with autistic children and adolescents. Miriam has worked in Autism services in Ireland for 15 years (including nearly 10 years in the HSE), and she now runs a part-time private practice offering neurodiversity-affirmative Autism assessment and diagnosis. For more information on clinical services see here.
Miriam has a background in academic psychology research, before training as a clinical psychologist (DClinPsych). She completed her PhD at the University of St. Andrews, and a postdoctoral post at Trinity College Dublin. She has published extensively in the area of social cognition, including emotion processing differences in autistic children and adolescents (see Publications). She now holds an honorary post of Senior Lecturer at the University of Limerick, and also lectures for the Open University.
Dr. Law Smith also provides scientific consultancy to television production companies, including appearances as an on-screen expert (see Media).