Title of PhD: Social and emotional functioning in adolescents with autistic spectrum disorders and conduct disorder
Supervisors: Dr Amanda Ludlow, Dr Renate Reniers and Professor Ian Apperly
I am doing a PhD focusing on the empathic and socio-emotional functioning of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and conduct disorder. I am also interested in the cultural differences between Spanish and British individuals regarding their socio-emotional capacities.
BSc. Psychology (5 years degree), University of Comillas (Spain)
I graduated in 2011 from University of Comillas in Spain with a 5 years degree in Psychology. As part of my BSc, I worked at the psychology unit of Court Police (Spain), investigating indirect methods to evaluate personality traits of people implicated in criminal offences. Since 2012, I have been working as a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham. My PhD research focuses on the empathic and socio-emotional functioning of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and conduct disorder. Additionally, I am comparing the empathic and socio-emotional capacities of Spanish and British individuals.
Conduct, personality, and developmental disorders, socio-emotional deficits in clinical populations, empathy.
I am working as a mentor for psychology students and also for students considering the university in Spain.
I am part of the TA scheme at the School of Psychology.
Ferreiro Molina, R. & Vilas Sanz, S.P. (2011). Homeboy Industries: una experiencia de prácticum internacional. Miscelánea Comillas: Revista de Teología y Ciencias Humanas, 69 (134), 347-355.