Ashleigh Hillier, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Massachusetts Lowell

 


Programs for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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 Asperger's syndrome. 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.

 

 


Dr. Hillier's
Course Pages

General Psychology

Interdisciplinary Minor in Disability Studies

Specialization in Developmental Disabilities

 


Useful Links

UML Department of Psychology 

UML Library 

American Psychological Association

Association for Psychological Science

APA style

 

 

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 disorders (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 Asperger's Syndrome "Connections", and a mentoring program for UMass Lowell students registered with Student Disability Services.

Dr. Hillier's Curriculum Vitae.