Welcome to my webpage. Here you will find all the latest information on what I’m doing, as well as where I’m speaking, things I have written, and anything else that has taken my fancy. Any questions, please do get in touch.


A little about Josh

Dr Joshua Muggleton is a Clinical Psychologist with Autism*. Diagnosed in his mid-teens, and experiencing mental health difficulties, he dropped out of school at age 15. He began lecturing to parents, teachers and other professionals about living with Autism, while studying for his A-Levels at a specialist college for autistic people. He gained a place at the University of St Andrews, where he achieved a first class honours degree in Psychology, with numerous awards including “Outstanding Contribution to Psychology” for writing his first book Raising Martians, and publishing his first academic paper. On graduating Josh studied for his Masters by Research in Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham. During this time, he won a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Scholarship to intern for eight weeks at the Minds and Hearts Clinic in Australia, under Prof Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett. After graduating, he worked as an Assistant Psychologist in the UK specialising in Autism. Soon after, Josh was accepted to the University of Edinburgh to study for his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Since completing his studies in 2017, he is now working with autistic children and children with Learning Disabilities. He has also developed an interested in Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology and recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in this at UCL.  

*while I accept the majority of autistic people in the UK prefer identity first language, and try to use this with speaking about autistic people, I personally feel more comfortable with person first when referring to myself.


Josh has lectured all over the UK to a range of audiences on different aspects of Autism. As a speaker, he is uniquely positioned to bring his own personal experience, anecdotes and insights together with his academic training and the latest research. His interactive, informal, experience-based approach has made him a highly popular speaker with parents, teachers and professionals alike. Josh is a passionate communicator, and enjoys nothing more than breaking down hard to solve problems and complex research into easy to understand concepts that can be readily applied in everyday life.

Josh is employed full time, but works compressed hours giving him some limited flexibility.


Josh is a keen researcher (although, can often feel otherwise when his inbox of papers to read gets too full). His primary research interest is, unsurprisingly, autism and neurodevelopmental conditions, and their overlap with clinical neuropsychology. He is also interested in translating research into clinical practice, and developing clinical tools (such as the F-NDQ). You can read more about his current and past research, interests and experience on the ‘Research’ page.


Josh published his first book Raising Martians and his first paper “Classifying the Autism Spectrum, can it be done?” while still an undergraduate at the University of St Andrews. Since then, he has gone on to publish several more papers, and a few online resources. His second book, Developing Differently aimed at parents of young children with Developmental Delay or Intellectual Disability, was published in 2022. You can read more about his past works on the ‘Publications’ page.