Ashleigh Hillier, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Massachusetts Lowell

 


Programs for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The Network

A Monthly Social Networking Program
for high functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum.

Programs only for UMass Lowell Students:

 

Connections

A support group for UMass Lowell students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Inlcudes weekly social events and monthly "Reconnections" meetings.

 

UMass Lowell Student to Student Mentoring Program

A one-on-one mentoring program for UMass Lowell freshman registered with Student Disability Services.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

Office: 309 HSSB

Phone: (978) 934-2930

 

Email Dr. Hillier

 

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday 2.00-3.30pm; and by appointment

 


Education
 

Ph.D. Psychology, University of Lincoln, U.K.

Post-doctoral fellow, The Ohio State University Medical Center
Department of Neurology.

 


 

Professional Interests

Dr. Hillierís main research interests include neuropsychology, psychophysiology, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The focus of her research is the processing and understanding of affective material among those on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Hillierís research includes investigations of emotional memory, physiological responsiveness and subsequent memory for emotion eliciting stimuli, and the effects of psychosocial stress on cognition among those with ASD.

Dr. Hillierís applied research program focuses on programs for adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum including "The Network" Program, a support group for UMass Lowell students with ASD "Connections", and a "Student to Student mentoring program" for UMass Lowell students registered with Student Disability Services.