My name is Alexandra Georgescu and I am a Senior Research Scientist at thymia.
I was previously a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Psychology at the Institute pf Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London. Here, I led the Social Interaction Lab and was part of the core teaching team of one of the top ranked psychology undergraduate degrees in the UK. Before that, I held a Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellowship in the Social Neuroscience Group at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London. Before that I worked at the Neuroimaging Lab of the University Hospital of Cologne.
My research interests lie in the investigation of the perception and production of nonverbal behavior in social interaction and its underlying neural mechanisms in typical development and autism spectrum disorders. I use behavioral and neuroimaging tools in my research, like fMRI, fNIRS, eye-tracking, motion-capture and and virtual reality.