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Dr Sophie Lind

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

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DG10a, Rhind Building

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Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Dr Lind graduated from the University of Warwick in 2003, obtaining a first class BSc in Psychology. She was awarded her PhD in Psychology in 2008 by City, University of London, and subsequently completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship, funded by the charity, Autism Speaks. Dr Lind took up a Lectureship at Durham University in 2010, before returning to City University London in 2013.

Administrative roles

  1. Co-Chair of Psychology Research Ethics Committee
  2. Member, ESRC Peer Review College

Research

Research interests

- Developmental psychology
- Developmental disorders (particularly autism spectrum disorder)
- Memory (particularly episodic and autobiographical memory)
- Future-oriented thinking
- Theory of mind
- Metacognition
- Self-awareness
- Spatial navigation
- Executive function

Research funding

ESRC Research Grant (07/2015-06/2018): Metacognition and mindreading: One system or two? Principal Investigator: David Williams; Co-Investigators: Sophie Lind and Peter Carruthers. £348,000

ESRC Research Grant (04/2010-09/2013): Investigating prospection, imagination, and navigation in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (RES-062-23-2192). Principal Investigator: Sophie Lind; Co-Investigator: Dermot Bowler. £351,000

Autism Speaks (USA) Postdoctoral Fellowship (04/2008-03/2010): Past, present, and future-oriented thinking about the self in autism spectrum disorder (grant #2239). US$122,000 (approximately £78,000).

PhD supervision

Dr Lind welcomes PhD applications from within any of her areas of research interest (listed above).

Current research projects

"Metacognition and Mindreading: One System or Two?” ESRC project website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/thinking/%E2%80%8B

Publications

Chapters (4)

  1. Williams, D.M. and Lind, S.E. (2012). Comorbidity and diagnosis of developmental disorders. In Marshall, C. (Ed.), Current Issues in Developmental Disorders (pp. 19–45). Hove, UK: Psychology Press. ISBN 978-1-84872-084-8.
  2. Lind, S.E. and Williams, D.M. (2011). Behavioral, biopsychosocial, and cognitive models of autism spectrum disorders. In Matson, J.L. and Sturmey, P. (Eds.), International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (pp. 99–114). New York: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4419-8065-6.
  3. Bowler, D., Gaigg, S. and Lind, S.E. (2011). Researching the Autism Spectrum. In Roth, I. and Rezaie, P. (Eds.), Researching the Autism Spectrum: Contemporary perspectives (pp. 316–346). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-73686-2.
  4. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D. (2010). Episodic memory and autonoetic consciousness in autism spectrum disorders: The roles of self-awareness, representational abilities, and temporal cognition. In Boucher, J. and Bowler, D. (Eds.), Memory in Autism (pp. 166–187). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-18401-4.

Journal articles (23)

  1. Grainger, C., Williams, D.M. and Lind, S.E. (2017). Recognition memory and source memory in autism spectrum disorder: A study of the intention superiority and enactment effects. Autism, 21(7), pp. 812–820. doi:10.1177/1362361316653364.
  2. Grainger, C., Williams, D.M. and Lind, S.E. (2016). Judgment of Learning Accuracy in High-functioning Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(11), pp. 3570–3582. doi:10.1007/s10803-016-2895-1.
  3. Grainger, C., Williams, D.M. and Lind, S.E. (2016). Metacognitive monitoring and control processes in children with autism spectrum disorder: Diminished judgement of confidence accuracy. Consciousness and Cognition, 42, pp. 65–74. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2016.03.003.
  4. Grisdale, E., Lind, S.E., Eacott, M.J. and Williams, D.M. (2014). Self-referential memory in autism spectrum disorder and typical development: Exploring the ownership effect. Consciousness and Cognition, 30, pp. 133–141. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2014.08.023.
  5. Lind, S., Williams, D.M., Bowler, D. and Peel, A. (2014). Episodic memory and episodic future thinking impairments in high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: An underlying difficulty with scene construction or self-projection? Neuropsychology, 28(1), pp. 55–65. doi:10.1037/neu0000005.
  6. Grainger, C., Williams, D.M. and Lind, S. (2014). Online action monitoring and memory for self-performed actions in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(5), pp. 1193–1206. doi:10.1007/s10803-013-1987-4.
  7. Williams, D.M., Jarrold, C., Grainger, C. and Lind, S.E. (2014). Diminished time-based, but undiminished event-based, prospective memory in high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: Relation to working memory ability. Neuropsychology, 28(1), pp. 30–42. doi:10.1037/neu0000008.
  8. Grainger, C., Williams, D.M. and Lind, S.E. (2014). Metacognition, metamemory, and mindreading in high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123(3), pp. 650–659. doi:10.1037/a0036531.
  9. Lind, S.E., Bowler, D.M. and Raber, J. (2014). Spatial navigation, episodic memory, episodic future thinking, and theory of mind in children with autism spectrum disorder: Evidence for impairments in mental simulation? Frontiers in Psychology, 5(DEC) . doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01411.
  10. Lind, S.E., Williams, D.M., Raber, J., Peel, A. and Bowler, D.M. (2013). Spatial navigation impairments among intellectually high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder: Exploring relations with theory of mind, episodic memory, and episodic future thinking. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122(4), pp. 1189–1199. doi:10.1037/a0034819.
  11. Williams, D., Boucher, J., Lind, S. and Jarrold, C. (2013). Time-based and event-based prospective memory in autism spectrum disorder: The roles of executive function, theory of mind, and time-estimation. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(7), pp. 1555–1567. doi:10.1007/s10803-012-1703-9.
  12. Crane, L., Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (2012). Remembering the past and imagining the future in autism spectrum disorder. Memory, 21(2), pp. 157–166. doi:10.1080/09658211.2012.712976.
  13. Lind, S.E. and Williams, D.M. (2012). The association between past and future oriented thinking: Evidence from autism spectrum disorder. Learning and Motivation, 43(4), pp. 231–240. doi:10.1016/j.lmot.2012.05.004.
  14. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (2010). Impaired performance on see-know tasks amongst children with autism: Evidence of specific difficulties with theory of mind or domain-general task factors. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(4), pp. 479–484. doi:10.1007/s10803-009-0889-y.
  15. Lind, S.E. (2010). Memory and the self in autism: A review and theoretical framework. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, 14(5), pp. 430–456. doi:10.1177/1362361309358700.
  16. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (2010). Impaired performance on see-know tasks amongst children with autism: Evidence of specific difficulties with theory of mind or domain-general task factors? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(4), pp. 479–484. doi:10.1007/s10803-009-0889-y.
  17. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (2010). Episodic memory and episodic future thinking in adults with autism. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119(4), pp. 896–905. doi:10.1037/a0020631.
  18. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (2009). Delayed self-recognition in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(4), pp. 643–650. doi:10.1007/s10803-008-0670-7.
  19. Williams, D.M., Lind, S.E. and Happe, F. (2009). Metacognition may be more impaired than mindreading in autism. BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES, 32(2), pp. 162–+. doi:10.1017/S0140525X09000818.
  20. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (2009). Language and theory of mind in autism spectrum disorder: The relationship between complement syntax and false belief task performance. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(6), pp. 929–937. doi:10.1007/s10803-009-0702-y.
  21. Lind, S.E. and Bowler, D.M. (2009). Delayed self-recognition in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(4), pp. 643–650. doi:10.1007/s10803-008-0670-7.
  22. Lind, S. and Bowler, D. (2009). Recognition memory, self-other source memory, and theory-of-mind in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(9), pp. 1231–1239. doi:10.1007/s10803-009-0735-2.
  23. Boucher, J., Pons, F., Lind, S.E. and Williams, D. (2007). Temporal cognition in children with autistic spectrum disorders: Tests of diachronic perspective taking. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37(8), pp. 1413–1429. doi:10.1007/s10803-006-0285-9.

Education

- PS1007 Lifespan Psychology
- PS3001 Psychology Project (supervisor; module leader: Marie Poirier)
- PS3022 Cognitive Development

Other Activities

Editorial activities (2)

  1. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Associate Editor.
  2. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, Editorial Board Member.