Dr Steven Stagg

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Societies and Groups

Steven teaches on our clinical psychology Masters courses. His research interests include research methods and child development.

steven.stagg@aru.ac.uk

Background

Steven holds a PhD and PGCert in Higher Education. He acts as Admissions Tutor for our postgraduate psychology courses. His research focuses on autism spectrum disorders and associations between language onset and social attention.

Stress and Resilience in British Indian parents with a child with autism

Steven invites British Indian parents with a child with autism to participate in his current study. The study seeks to improve the support given to parents and their children. Your participation in this survey is entirely anonymous and you will provided with all the necessary information concerning the study.

Research interests

Steven’s primary research interests are autism spectrum disorders and the possible associations between language onset and social attention. He is also interested in social attention in general and the development of theory of mind.

Steven is a member of our Development and Lifespan Group which forms a part of our ARU Centre for Mind and Behaviour.

Find out more about our Psychology PhD.

Teaching

MSc Clinical Child Psychology, MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • MSc
  • PGCert in Higher Education

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

British Council South Asia Small-Scale Project Scheme £5000

Richard Benjamin Trust, £8184  

BA/Leverhulme £6972

Selected recent publications

Nicholson, C., Finlay, W.M.L, Stagg, S.D. (in press). Forms of resistance in people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities. Journal: Sociology of Health & Illness

Stagg, S.D. and Belcher, H. (2019) ‘Living with autism without knowing: receiving a diagnosis in later life’, Health psychology & behavioral medicine, 7(1), pp. 348–361. doi: 10.1080/21642850.2019.1684920

Stagg, S., & Vincent, J. (2019). Autistic traits in individuals self-defining as transgender or nonbinary. European Psychiatry, 61, 17-22.

Mul, C., Cardini, F., Stagg, S., Sadeghi Esfahlani, S., Kiourtsoglou, D., Cardellicchio, P., & Aspell, J. (2019). Altered bodily self-consciousness and peripersonal space in autism. Autism, 23(8), 2055-2067.

Stagg, S., & Li, Y. (2019). Transitional object use, attachment, and help‐seeking behaviour in Taiwanese adolescents. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 22(2), 163-171.

Mul, C., Stagg, S., Herbelin, D., & Aspell, B. (2018). The Feeling of Me Feeling for You: Interoception, Alexithymia and Empathy in Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(9), 2953-2967.

Stagg, S., Eaton, E., & Sjoblom, A. (2018). Self‐efficacy in undergraduate students with dyslexia: A mixed methods investigation. British Journal of Special Education, 45(1), 26-42

Hannah, L. and Stagg, S.D., (2016). Experiences of Sex Education and Sexual Awareness in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Sjoblom, A., Eaton, E., & Stagg, S. (2016). The effects of letter spacing and coloured overlays on reading speed and accuracy in adult dyslexia. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 86(4), 630-639.

Howe, F.E. and Stagg, S.D., 2016. How Sensory Experiences Affect Adolescents with an Autistic Spectrum Condition within the Classroom. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Stagg, S.D., Linnell, K.J. and Heaton, P., 2015. Investigating Eye Movement Patterns, Language and Social Ability in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Development and Psychopathology.

Stagg S.D., Slavney R., Hood C., Cardoso A. and Smith P., 2013. Does facial expressivity count? How typically developing children respond initially to children with autism. Autism, published online before print, DOI: 10.1177/1362361313492392.

Stagg, S.D., Davis, R. and Heaton, P., 2013. Associations between language development and skin conductance responses to faces and eye gaze in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(10), pp.2303-2311, DOI: 10.1007/s10803-013-1780-4.

Recent presentations and conferences

Tan, L.H, Ford, R.M., Morrison, A. and Stagg, S.D. (2020), ASD Traits Predict Attenuated Social Mimicry in a Subclinical Sample. IMFAR. Virtual Conference.

Kodakkadan, F., Lee, E. and Stagg, S.D. (2020) Stress and Resilience in Parents of Children with Autism: A Cross-Cultural Evaluation of Double ABCX Model Using Structural Equation Modelling. IMFAR. Virtual Conference.

Kodakkadan, F., Lee, E., Lambie, J., Stagg, S. (2019). A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Stress and Resilience Among the Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in India and the UK. IMFAR. Montreal, Canada

Kodakkadan, F., Lee, E., Lambie, J., Stagg, S. (2018). A Cross-Cultural Study of Building Resilience Among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Scottish Autism

Howe, F.E. and Stagg, S.D., 2016 How Sensory Experiences Affect Adolescents with an Autistic Spectrum Condition within the Classroom. The British Psychological Society. Nottingham, UK.

Belcher, H., Ford, R. and Stagg, S.D., 2016 The Hidden Disorder: Undiagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder in Women. IMFAR. Baltimore, USA.

Stagg, S.D. and Belcher, H.L., 2016. Living with Autism without Knowing: Receiving a Diagnosis after 50. IMFAR. Baltimore, USA.

Mul, C., Stagg, S.D. and Aspell, J.E., 2015. Interoceptive Awareness, Alexithymia and Empathy in Autism.  IMFAR. Salt Lake City, USA.

Stagg, S.D., Linnell, K. and Heaton, P., 2014. Investigating Eye Movement Patterns, Language and Social Ability in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Antalya, Turkey.

Stagg, S., 2012. Do first impressions count? How typically developing children respond initially to children with autism. Appearance Matters Conference, July 2012, Bristol.