Li Huan Tan

PhD Researcher

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

li-huan.tan@pgr.anglia.ac.uk

Research interests

Thesis title:

The relationship between social mimicry and empathy in parents with typically developing children and children with autism.

Supervisory Team

Dr Stephen Stagg
Dr Ruth Ford

Research Group

Li Huan is a member of our Autism Research Area, part of our Applied, Social and health Psychology Research Group. He also belongs to our Brain and Cognition Research Group.

Summary of Research

Li Huan is studying the role of imitation in social interaction, and how parent-child interactions influence imitation in families with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). His research will also investigate levels of imitation in the broader autism phenotype. Li Huan's research uses a mix of psychophysical and behavioural measures in the form of Facial Electromygraphy (fEMG) and observational studies.