UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Dr Sarah White

Dr Sarah White

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2006

Research summary

I'm an autism researcher at UCL's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, studying cognitive abnormalities through behavioural and neuroimaging techniques.  I'm interested in the universality, specificity and sufficiency of mentalizing difficulties and of a local processing bias in explaining the core symptoms of autism, and whether an implicit mentalizing impairment can account for difficulties in other cognitive domains too.  The ultimate aim is to understand autism better in order that evidence-based interventions can be developed that are targeted at the source and make a real difference.


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2007
University of Oxford
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 2001