Katy Unwin

Research group:
Developmental & health psychology
Email:
UnwinK@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
029 208 70355
Location:
Centre for Human Developmental Science, Park Place

Research summary

My research aims to investigate how people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) see the world differently and how this can affect the way they behave. In particular I will investigate differences in auditory, tactile and visual perception in ASD using psychophysics tasks. I will also investigate the utility and underlying mechanisms of Multi-Sensory Environments (MSE) using a MSE created here at Cardiff University.

Teaching summary

Year 1 research methods and report writing tutorials.

Full list of publications

 

Research topics and related papers

My research aims to investigate how people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) see the world differently and how this can affect the way they behave. In particular I will investigate differences in auditory, tactile and visual perception in ASD using psychophysics tasks. I will also investigate the utility and underlying mechanisms of Multi-Sensory Environments (MSE) using a MSE created here at Cardiff University.

Funding

ESRC 3 year PhD studentship 2015-2018
Mike Ayres Design research support grant £10,000

Research group

Developmental & health psychology

Wales Autism Research Centre

Research collaborators

Dr Catherine Jones

Dr Georgina Powell

Undergraduate education

2011-2014: BSc Psychology, University of East Anglia

Postgraduate education

2014-2015: MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, University of East Anglia