As part of the various areas Sue has studied, there has always been a requirement to research an area and demonstrate that the results have an impact. Currently Sue is most interested in all the areas that directly impact autistic young people with severe learning disabilities and complex needs.

With her background in TEACCH Sue is always keen to look at what young people learn and how they learn best. Sue is a member of the PLASN-R research board which provides her with another link to similar schools and University College London and enables her to stay up to date with current research areas.