Dr Tegan Penton

Tegan is interested in how autistic and non-autistic people perceive and interpret their actions; and in using brain stimulation methods to address this.

Staff details

Dr Tegan Penton


Lecturer in Psychology




Tegan.Penton (@gold.ac.uk)

I joined Goldsmiths as a Lecturer in Psychology in May 2021. My research interests broadly focus on motor control, how we perceive our own actions and their consequences, and how these factors relate to social interaction in autistic and non-autistic individuals.

I use a variety of behavioural, eye-tracking, and non-invasive brain stimulation methods to investigate these research areas.

Publications and research outputs


Penton, Tegan; Bowling, Natalie; Vafeiadou, Aikaterini; Hammond, Claudia; Bird, Geoffrey and Banissy, Michael J.. 2023. Attitudes to Interpersonal Touch in the Workplace in Autistic and non-Autistic Groups. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 53(12), pp. 4731-4743. ISSN 0162-3257

Bennetts, Rachel J.; Gregory, Nicola J.; Tree, Jeremy; Di Bernardi Luft, Caroline; Banissy, Michael J.; Murray, Ebony; Penton, Tegan and Bate, Sarah. 2022. Face specific inversion effects provide evidence for two subtypes of developmental prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 174, p. 108332. ISSN 0028-3932

Penton, Tegan; Wang, Xingquan; Catmur, Caroline and Bird, Geoffrey. 2022. Investigating the sense of agency and its relation to subclinical traits using a novel task. Experimental Brain Research, 240(5), pp. 1399-1410. ISSN 0014-4819