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Jonathan Prunty

Postgraduate Researcher


Research interests

I am looking at how social cognition develops over the first year of life; how infants understand facial expressions, eye-gaze cues and higher social concepts such as Theory of Mind. I am also interested in how these abilities may develop differently in autism spectrum disorder.

Thesis title

The development of social cognition across the first year of life



Departmental project

Publications and conference presentations

Spain, D., Sin, J., Paliokosta, E., Furuta, M., Prunty, J. E., Chalder, T., ... & Happé, F. G. (2017). Family therapy for autism spectrum disorders. The Cochrane Library.

Spain, D., Rumball, F., O'neill, L., Sin, J., Prunty, J., & Happé, F. (2016). Conceptualizing and Treating Social Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Focus Group Study with Multidisciplinary Professionals. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.



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