Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Dr Alexandra Petrou

Research Associate


My research interests are cognition, communication, language, and perception in both children and adults with autism spectrum conditions. 

I completed my PhD in Applied Psychology at Heriot-Watt University in 2015.  Prior to that I completed an MSc in Reading, Language, and Cognition (Distinction) at the University of York in 2009 where I achieved a prize from the Board of Examiners for Academic Excellence.  I also hold a BSc in Psychology (2:1 with Hons) from the University of Birmingham that I obtained in 2008.


I have assisted in the teaching of many undergraduate modules in Psychology at Heriot-Watt University.