Luke is currently a Senior Lecturer in Autism at The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University. Having first being a volunteer with autistic children at the age of 14 he can boast over 30 years of ongoing experience in the autism field, both professionally and personally in various capacities. He is the author of six books on autism and is co-editor of several others and has many other publications in journals and book chapters.
He has several awards including multiple Inspirational Teacher Awards as well as two Lifetime Achievement Awards (Autism Hero Awards, and Sparkle Sheffield) and Award for Achievement by an Individual Educational Professional (National Autistic Society). He is currently the Course Leader for the Post Graduate Certificate in Autism, and supervises several Doctoral students.
He has spoken at hundreds of events/conferences around the world, has appeared in many media outlets including BBC and Channel Four, and describes his interests as ‘pretty much anything autism-related'.