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St James's Hall 2.1.07,
Goldsmiths, University of London,
New Cross, SE14 6NW
BSc PhD CPsychol AFBPsS
Creativity in autistic spectrum disorder
Psychological aspects of visual impairment (associations with autism, children's memory, language, autobiographical memory, braille)
Museum access for people with visual imapirments or autistic spectrum disorders
My research interests include topics related to Developmental Psychology and Neuroscience, including savant syndrome. I have published research papers on specific learning difficulties including developmental dyslexia, autism, savant talent and cognitive and social aspects of visual impairment. In connection with the latter I have published on a broad variety of issues including autobiographical memories, musical processing, early infancy, Braille reading and raised line and picture recognition. I have advised on museum access in relation to both adults and children with visual impairments and have been working in this field for over 20 years.
In recent years I have been interested in the interface between psychology (cognitive and neuroscience) and the arts for example – museum conference presentations (Art Beyond Sight: Metropolitan Museum of Art 2005/2008), research (with Sheridan; Mapping Arts, Health and Higher Education Collaborative Projects in London 2007), organizing conferences (e.g. with Victoria & Albert Museum and St Dunstans Charity for visual impairment ‘In Touch with Art’, 2007) and teaching (Multimodal approaches to learning. Widening Horizons, Tate Britain 2008).
Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, UK
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