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Piers Grey

Associate Lecturer in Psychology
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Psychology and Sport Science
Areas of Expertise:
Mind and Behaviour , Psychology

Piers is an experimental psychologist whose main research interests are in interoceptive processing, emotional processing, and mental state processing in adults with autism.

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Piers joined ARU in 2021. While working as an Associate Lecturer at ARU, he was studying for his PhD in Psychology at ARU under Dr. Jane Aspell, Dr. Ruth Ford and Dr. Steven Stagg. He completed his PhD in Psychology at ARU in 2023.

Before joining us, Piers completed his Masters degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of East Anglia. He completed his (Dual-Hons) Undergraduate degree in Psychology with Sociology at City College Norwich.

Research interests
  • Interoception
  • Alexithymia
  • Theory of Mind
  • Empathy
  • Self-Other Distinction and Bodily-Self Consciousness in Autism.



  • Becoming A Researcher.
  • Mind & Behaviour.
  • Research in Action: Statistical Thinking.
  • Research in Action: Qualitative Methods & Psychology in Practice.
  • Brain, Body and Mind.
  • Social Psychology, Development and Difference.
  • PhD in Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University, 2023.
  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, University of East Anglia, 2017.
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology, City College Norwich, 2016.
Memberships, editorial boards

GMBPsS (British Psychological Society).

Recent presentations and conferences

9th Annual FSE Research Conference, 2019, Anglia Ruskin University, Science Centre, Cambridge.

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