Dr Sarah Thompson
My current project is the NIHR funded managing repetitive behaviours project. This is a randomised control trial investigating the effectiveness of a managing repetitive behaviours intervention in young children with autism. The project is being run across Durham, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
My PhD at Cardiff University investigated social attention and face procesing in both typically developing and autistic participants, using eye tracking methodology.
- Thompson, Sarah J., Foulsham, Tom, Leekam, Susan R. & Jones, Catherine R.G. (2019). Attention to the face is characterised by a difficult to inhibit first fixation to the eyes. Acta Psychologica 193: 229-238.