Graduate Students

Louisa Thomas is a PhD student (starting 2017) at Royal Holloway working with Dr Balsters. Louisa’s research is focussed on observational learning and social conformity in autistic adults using neurocomputational approaches. See Computational approaches to understanding others’

Lily Cresswell is a final year doctorate student in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, supervised by Dr Cage. Lily’s research project is examining identity in adolescents on the autism spectrum, and looking at how identity processes relate to mental health outcomes for these young people. Lily has also conducted a systematic review looking at the friendships of autistic adolescents.

Ella Perry is a second year doctorate student in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, supervised by Dr Cage. Ella will be looking at camouflaging in autistic adults and trying to understand how camouflaging relates to autistic identity and mental health outcomes.

Kate Whitaker is also a second year doctorate student in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, supervised by Dr Cage. Kate will be examining gender identity in autism, and she is particularly interested in understanding more about the experiences of accessing mental health services for those who identify as non-binary or trans*.