Rose Nevill

Research Assistant Professor of Education; Director of the UVA Autism Research Core


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • M.A., The Ohio State University
  • B.S., B.A. Virginia Tech

Rose completed her Ph.D. and M.A. in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Psychology through the Ohio State University. Prior to joining the University of Virginia, Rose completed a postdoctoral specialization in behavior analysis at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Rose is a licensed clinical psychologist and a doctoral-level board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D).

Rose's research focuses on methods for enhancing evaluation and intervention for people with autism and related developmental disabilities across the lifespan. Areas of focus include promoting effective autism screening in early childhood, treatment development for co-occurring behavioral, mental, and physical health concerns in people with IDD, and enhancing autism awareness within communities through caregiver and professional education. Currently, she is developing autism awareness training programs for first responders in Virginia and a mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention for adults with autism and intellectual disability. 

Rose currently directs the UVA Autism Research Core, which provides research support to autism, disability, or education-focused studies and labs across UVA, with a focus on participant recruitment, protocol development, assessment, and project coordination. She is also project lead for Autism DRIVE, an online portal that houses a statewide autism research registry, an interactive autism resources directory, and a number of educational initiatives focused on autism.