Piers Grey

PhD Researcher

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Research Gate

Research interests

Thesis title:

Investigating the role of interoception in the social behaviour of people with Autism.

Supervisory Team

Dr Jane Aspell
Dr Ruth Ford
Dr Stephen Stagg

Research Group

Piers is a member of our Body and Self Group  and Development and Lifespan Group which form part of our ARU Centre for Mind and Behaviour.

Summary of Research

Piers’ PhD project examines the links between interoception (the sense of the physiological state of the body), emotion processing and social cognition in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Behavioural, psychophysiological and neurophysiological (EEG) experiments will be used by him to find out if interoceptive processing is any way different in people with ASD compared to the typical population, and if they are related to some of the characteristics of ASD, such as differences in emotion processing and understanding others. He is utilizing this research to develop interventions which are designed to improve social skills in people with ASD.

Recent presentations and conferences

9th Annual FSE Research Conference, 2019, Anglia Ruskin University, Science Centre, Cambridge.