Sarah’s research is concerned with understanding how the autistic mind processes and represents information, with a particular focus on implicit mentalizing. She’s especially interested in how these cognitive differences might affect other aspects of cognition and mental health in autism, and in autistic cognition in the Fragile X Premutation and Broader Autism Phenotype. Most recently, she’s begun investigating factors that can modulate mentalizing.
Sarah received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Physiology from Oxford University, and completed her PhD in 2006 at UCL with Uta Frith and Elisabeth Hill. She is a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow and, prior to this, has held a British Academy postdoctoral fellowship and an MRC/ESRC postdoctoral fellowship.