Hayley Crawford

Hayley Crawford

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: Social Impairments in Fragile X Syndrome

Supervisor: Professor Chris Oliver

Hayley Crawford is a PhD student in the School of Psychology under the supervision of Professor Chris Oliver and Dr Joanna Moss.


  • BSc (Hons)
  • MRes Psychology


Hayley graduated from the University of Birmingham with a first class honours degree in Psychology in 2010. She secured funding from the ESRC to complete a Masters of Research degree in Psychology and a PhD.


Hayley is a teaching assistant for first, second and third year undergraduate students. She has led small seminars in cognitive, clinical, developmental and social psychology.


Research group

Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Research interests

Hayley’s research interests lie in the social impairments exhibited by individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Hayley is currently using eye-tracking technology to investigate whether impairments in processing social information can explain some of the social difficulties observed in individuals with Fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.

Other activities

ADEPT coordinator for the School of Psychology 2010-2011


Mace, H., Moss, J., Anderson, G., Oliver, C. & McCleery, J. (2012). Interpreting faces and eyes in individuals with autism spectrum disorder, fragile X syndrome and Rubinstein Taybi syndrome. Oral Abstracts, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56 (10), 923-928.

Mace, H., Moss, J., McCleery, J., Stinton, C. & Oliver, C. (2012). Research Update from the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Newsletter of the Fragile X Society, UK (62), pp 9-11.

Johnson, V., Mace, H., Moss, J. & Oliver, C. (2012). Research Update from the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Newsletter for the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Support Group, Canada, (1), pp 2-3.