Laura Hunnikin

Research group:
Developmental & Health Psychology
Email:
HunnikinL@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
029 208 70355
Location:
Centre for Human Developmental Science, Park Place

Research Summary

My research aims to examine emotional recognition and processing deficits in youths who are characterised by antisocial behaviour or conduct disorder. Through the use of eye tracking equipment, it will be investigated whether this is due to deficient facial scanning. I also intend to further understand the positive influence of an emotion intervention on emotion recognition by assessing if this is due to an increased focus on the eye region of the face.

Teaching Summary

Level 1 Postgraduate Tutor – Providing first year students support on scientific report writing through the form of tutorials and feedback on their marked work.

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Research Topics and Related Papers

My research aims to examine emotional recognition and processing deficits in youths who are characterised by antisocial behaviour or conduct disorder. Through the use of eye tracking equipment, it will be investigated whether this is due to deficient facial scanning problems. I also intend to understand further the positive influence of an emotion intervention on emotion recognition by assessing if this is due to an increased focus on the eye region of the face.

Funding

School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 3 year funded PhD studentship.

Research Collaborators

Professor Stephanie van Goozen

Undergraduate education

2009 – 2013: BSc (Hons) Psychology with Professional Placement, Cardiff University First Class Honours.

Postgraduate education

2015 – 2018: PhD Psychology, Cardiff University

Employment

2011 – 2012: Research Assistant, Child Health and Development Study (CHADS), Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
2013 – 2015: Research Executive, Research Partnership, London