Lecturer in Psychology
I am primarily interested in how we use information from the world around us to communicate and socialise with others, including but not limited to visual and mental perspective taking, and emotion recognition. I am also interested in factors that contribute towards health and wellbeing in autistic and neurotypical children and adults.
I am a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and a member of the Experimental Psychology Society. I am a member of British Psychological Society Developmental Section, and co-editor of the BPS Developmental Forum.
Teaching and supervision
I am module leader of Stage 1 PSY123 Mind to World, and Stage 2 PSY266 Investigating Complex issues in Psychology.
I supervise projects at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.
Research interests for potential research students
I am also interested in factors that affect health and wellbeing and cognition.
Forster, Samantha and Pearson, Amy (2019) “Bullies tend to be obvious”: Autistic Adults Perceptions of Friendship and the Concept of ‘Mate Crime’. Disability and Society.
Pearson, Amy, Marsh, Lauren, Ropar, Danielle and Hamilton, Antonia (2016) Cognitive Mechanisms underlying visual perspective taking in typical and ASC children. Autism Research, 9 (1). pp. 121-130. ISSN 1939 3792
Marsh, L. E., Pearson, Amy, Ropar, D. and Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2015) Predictive Gaze During Observation of Irrational Actions in Adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45 (1). pp. 245-261. ISSN 0162-3257
Pillai, Dhanya, Sheppard, Elizabeth, Ropar, Danielle, Marsh, Lauren, Pearson, Amy and Mitchell, Peter (2014) Using Other Minds as a Window Onto the World: Guessing What Happened from Clues in Behaviour. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44 (10). pp. 2430-2439. ISSN 0162-3257
Pearson, Amy, Marsh, Lauren, Hamilton, Antonia and Ropar, Danielle (2014) Spatial Transformations of Bodies and Objects in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44 (9). pp. 2277-2289. ISSN 0162-3257
Marsh, L., Pearson, Amy, Ropar, D. and Hamilton, A. (2013) Children with autism do not overimitate. Current Biology, 23 (7). R266-R268. ISSN 09609822
Pearson, Amy, Ropar, Danielle and de C. Hamilton, Antonia F. (2013) A review of visual perspective taking in autism spectrum disorder. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7. ISSN 1662-5161
- Child and adult development
- Social cognition
- Perspective taking
- Socio-economic status and psychological health
- Mental health stigma
- Social communication