UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Dr Alexandra Georgescu

Dr Alexandra Georgescu




  • Marie Curie Fellow
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
    Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL


Research Themes

My research interests lie in the investigation of social cognition and its neural correlates in typical development and autism spectrum disorder. In particular, I am interested in the mechanisms underlying the processing of dynamic nonverbal cues, like eye gaze and kinesics, as well as in the contextual factors that modulate such processing. To complement my research on the perception of behaviour, I am also interested in the production side of nonverbal behaviour, in particular in the timing of interpersonal coordination.
I hold a Diploma in psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Cologne (Germany).

I have previously worked as a research associate in Social Neuroscience and the Adult Autism Outpatient Clinic, lead by Prof. Dr. Dr. Kai Vogeley at the University Hospital of Cologne (Germany) and as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (UCL) in London (UK), with Dr. Antonia Hamilton. I currently hold a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellowship at the same institute.


autism|*|interpersonal coordination|*|mimicry|*|nonverbal behaviour|*|social gaze|*|social interaction|*|social neuroscience