Ph.D. Psychology, University of
Post-doctoral fellow, The Ohio State University Medical Center
Department of Neurology.
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 "Student to Student mentoring program" for UMass Lowell students registered with Student Disability Services.