Title of PhD: Social Impairments in Fragile X Syndrome
Supervisor: Professor Chris Oliver
Hayley Mace is a PhD student in the School of Psychology under the supervision of Professor Chris Oliver and Dr Joanna Moss.
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.
Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
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.
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.