Dr Becky McKenzie

Dr Becky McKenzie

Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)




BA (Hons) Social Anthropology and Visual Studies
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
MA Fine Art
PhD Conditional reasoning in autism spectrum disorder: activation and integration of knowledge and belief

Teaching interests

Developmental psychology
Autism and related conditions

Research interests

Developmental psychology
Thinking and reasoning

Other research

Ongoing Research projects

FMRI study funded by UoP. Relational integration and autism. Roser, McKenzie, Bach (UoP) Benattayallah, Fulford (Peninsular MR Research Centre).

ESRC standard grant application in progress. Autism and the Selection Task. McKenzie; Handley and Evans

Pilot study. The embedded figures task and negative affect among adolescents with autism. McKenzie (UoP) and Schnall (University of Cambridge).

ESRC small grant application in progress. Syllogistic reasoning among autistic children: content and complexity. McKenzie (UoP) and Jarrold (University of Bristol)

Research study. Counterfactual and Contrary-to-Fact reasoning among children with autism. McKenzie and Arreckx (UoP).

Pilot Study. Attention to detail and the influence of background knowledge on conditional reasoning. McKenzie and Arreckx

Key publications are highlighted

McKenzie R, Evans JSBT & Handley SJ 2010 'Conditional reasoning in autism: activation and integration of knowledge and belief' Dev Psychol 46, (2) 391-403 Author Site , DOI

Other academic activities

Organiser of the Plymouth Autism Network


Plymouth Autism Network