Katy Unwin

Research student, School of Psychology

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.

Research interests

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