Department of Psychology

Dr Chris Ashwin



10West 2.33
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 3502


Chris is a Lecturer in psychology and a member of the CASTL (Cognition, Affective Science and Technology Labs) research group at Bath, and recently became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

The broad area of research Chris pursues is Social Cognitive Neuroscience (e.g. face and gaze processing), and how these types of processes might be different in Autism Spectrum Conditions, Schizophrenia, Synaesthesia, and various Anxiety Disorders. Chris welcomes enquiries from any potential PhD or Masters students.

Research interests

Social Cognitive Neuroscience:

  • face-processing
  • eye gaze
  • emotions and expressions
  • intentionality
  • social attention
  • theory of mind
  • sensory processing
  • autism spectrum conditions
  • schizophrenia
  • synaesthesia
  • anxiety disorders

Research Methods

  • MRI methodologies
  • computer-behavioural tasks
  • gaze-tracking paradigms
  • cognitive bias modification
  • genotyping


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