She has several ongoing research projects including the effect of atypical language development on different cognitive processes such as reading styles and emotion processing (in collaboration with the ICMS, Marseille, France). Another one of her research interests involves the processing of colour in both typical and atypical populations (in collaboration with Goldsmiths college, Essex University and Sussex University). Finally, she is also interested in impact of sensory deficits (e.g., blindness, deafness) on the emotional development of children.
In addition to developmental disorders, another of her research interests is on developmental psychopathology. Currently she has projects related to both conduct and attachment disorders. Moreover, she has co-authored a book on Developmental Psychopathology alongside Professor Patricia Kerig (University of Utah) available February 2012. This book addresses psychopathology across the lifespan including Schizophrenia, Emergent Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders and Substance abuse.
Ludlow, A. K., Heaton, P., Hill, E, & Franklin, A. (in press). Colour Obsessions and Phobias in Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Case of J.G. Neurocase.
Ludlow, A. K., Heaton, P., & Deruelle, C. (in press). Decoding actions and emotions in deaf children: Evidence from a biological motion task. Journal of Cognition and Development.
Ludlow, A.K., Skelly, C, & Rohleder. P. (in press) Challenges faced by parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Health Psychology.
Kerig, P, Ludlow, A. K., & Wernar, C (2012). Developmental Psychopathology. Oxford: McGraw-Hill.
Ludlow, A.K., Taylor-Whiffen, E., & Wilkins, A. (2012). Coloured filters enhance the visual perception of social cues in children with autism spectrum disorders. IRSN Neurology.
Ludlow, A. K., Heaton, P., Rosset, D., Hills, P., & Deruelle, C. (2010). Emotion recognition in children with profound and severe deafness: A case for deficit in perceptual processing? Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 26, 1-6.
Ludlow, A. K., & Wilkins, A. J. (2009). Colour as a therapeutic intervention: The case of J.G. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(5), 815-818.
Heaton, P., Hudry, K., Ludlow, A. K., & Hill, E. (2008). Superior pitch processing is unrelated to verbal ability in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Cognitive Neuropsychology, 25(6), 771-782.
Ludlow, A. K., Wilkins, A. J., & Heaton, P. (2008). Coloured overlays enhance visual perceptual performance in children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2, 498-515.
Heaton P., Ludlow, A. K., & Roberson, D. (2008). When less is more: Poor discrimination but good colour memory in autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2, 147-156.
Ludlow, A. K., Wilkins, A. J., & Heaton, P. (2006). The effect of coloured overlays in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36(4), 507-516