Imogen Holdsworth

Imogen Holdsworth

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am am PhD candidate supervised by Dr Nicole Nelson and Dr Amanda Taylor. I am also part of the Develop Well lab at the University of Adelaide.

My interests lie in developmental and child psychology, plus mental health and social psychology. I have particular interest in mental health and developmental conditions in child populations, particularly autism, social anxiety, and social phobia.

My research investigates how children on the autism spectrum use and understand emotional expressions from various modalities in interactive contexts, compared to non-autistic children. I also investigate how these two parties understand each others' emotional expressions, what cues they use during these exchanges, and other variables that may influence their understanding. I aim to promote greater understanding of the social environments of autistic and non-autistic children, how they may communicate together, and to further integrate autistic perspectives in research. 

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