I am a Developmental Psychologist interested in linking core social and cognitive constructs to real world applications. These core constructs include, social attention, face perception, and self-concept. My overarching research theme is interested in how core socio-cognitive strengths and weaknesses impact wider areas of functioning (e.g. clinical symptomology, mental health and wellbeing, forensic applications, risk awareness, social relationships, social media use and gaming) in Autism and other vulnerable groups. To carry out this research I use a variety of methodologies including behavioural paradigms, eye-tracking, survey based methods and (most recently) qualitative.
Current research interests
* Understanding social and cognitive development in typical and atypical groups * Self-concept in typical and atypical groups * Autism, Williams Syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities and Childhood Trauma * Eye-tracking; social attention; visual attention; face perception; processing stimulus complexity, and realism.