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Dr Alexandra Karousi

Job: Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7208

E: alexandra.karousi2@dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

I am a Lecturer in Psychology interested in neurodevelopmental disorders, with an emphasis on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I am particularly interested in emotion regulation of individuals with autism and their parents through meditation and art-based activities. I am also interested in empathy in autism and other mental health conditions. My research interests lie within developmental psychology and quantitative means of data collection. My PhD research has focused on the development of an individualised autism profiling tool to inform decisions for intervention strategies that are tailored to the specific needs of autistic individuals and their caregivers.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Psychological Science

Publications and outputs

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Research interests/expertise

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Empathy

Areas of teaching

Clinical Psychology

Qualifications

  • MSc Psychology
  • BSc Education Science

Courses taught

 PSYC3037 Clinical Psychology: Theory and Practice

Conference attendance

  • Discover Conference, Autistica, June 2019, How Parents Understand Autism: An Individualised Autism Profiler for Children and Young Adults, Karousi A., Bignell S., Barnes C., Lipka S. Oral presentation
  • East Midlands Doctoral Network Conference, September 2018, An Individualised Autism Profiler (IAP): investigation into parental understanding of autism and the individual differences of children with autism, Karousi A., Bignell S., Barnes C., Lipka S. Poster presentation
  • BPS Developmental Psychology Section Annual Conference, September 2018, Investigation into Parental Understanding of Autism via an Individualised Autism Profiler (IAP), Karousi A., Bignell S., Barnes C., Lipka S. Oral and poster presentation
  • BPS Annual Conference, May 2018, Development of Parental Understanding Based Autism Profiling Tool for Children and Young Adults, Karousi A., Bignell S., Barnes C., Lipka S. Poster presentation
  • PGR Student Conference, University of Derby, May 2018, How Parents Understand Autism and the Individual Characteristics of Their Children with Autism, Karousi A., Bignell S., Barnes C., Lipka S. Poster presentation

ORCID number

0000-0002-9872-3164