Dr Steven Stagg

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology


Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Applied, Social and Health Psychology

Steven teaches on our clinical psychology Masters courses. His research interests include research methods and child development.

Untitled Page



Steven holds a PhD and PGCert in Higher Education. He acts as Admissions Tutor for our postgraduate psychology courses. His research focuses on autism spectrum disorders and assocuiations between language onset and social attention.

Research interests

Untitled Page

Steven’s primary research interests are autism spectrum disorders and the possible associations between language onset and social attention. He is also interested in social attention in general and the development of theory of mind.

Steven is a member of our Autism Research Area and our Emotion and Well-Being Research Area. Both form part of our Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group.

Find out more about our Psychology PhD.


Untitled Page

MSc Clinical Child Psychology, MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology


  • PhD
  • MSc
  • PGCert in Higher Education

Selected recent publications

Stagg, S.D., Linnell, K.J. and Heaton, P., in press. Investigating Eye Movement Patterns, Language and Social Ability in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Development and Psychopathology.

Stagg S.D., Slavney R., Hood C., Cardoso A. and Smith P., 2013. Does facial expressivity count? How typically developing children respond initially to children with autism. Autism, published online before print, DOI: 10.1177/1362361313492392.

Stagg, S. D., Davis, R. and Heaton, P., 2013. Associations between language development and skin conductance responses to faces and eye gaze in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(10), pp.2303-2311, DOI: 10.1007/s10803-013-1780-4.

Recent presentations and conferences

Stagg, S., 2012. Do first impressions count? How typically developing children respond initially to children with autism. Appearance Matters Conference, July 2012, Bristol.