Dr Victoria Brunsdon
Member of Ethics Team
I completed my MRes in Psychology at the University of Birmingham (2011), MSc in Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry at King's College London (2012), and my PhD at King's College London (2015). I am currently a postdoctoral research associate working on a 5-year European Research Council project to investigate the cognitive basis of social communication across the life-span (http://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/CogSoCoAGE/).
My research focus is in cognitive psychology. The CogSoCoAGE project examines social cognition (visual perspective taking, theory of mind, empathy), its interaction with executive functions (working memory, inhibition, set-shifting, planning), and how this changes across the lifespan (from 10 to 80+ years old), using behavioural methods, eye-tracking and electrophysiological measures (EEG/ERP).
I am also interested in social cognition in autism spectrum disorders, and in ways of improving social cognition in typical and atypical populations, such as in ageing populations. Previously, I have studied cognition (theory of mind, executive function, local-global processing) in typical development and autism spectrum disorder using cognitive-experimental measures, twin-model fitting, and structural equation modelling.