Dr Samantha Holt

Post:Visiting Research Fellow (Psychology)
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Samantha is a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology’s Children and Technology Lab. Her doctoral research concentrated on using shareable technology to investigate the collaborative process in learning disabled children with autism spectrum conditions and in particular autistic children who speak few or no words. Samantha’s doctoral research included iteratively developing and evaluating the Connect application that was designed specifically to support collaboration and social interaction in autistic children. Samantha is presently working on a project to assess Connect as a computer-based social skills intervention for autistic children attending special schools.


Research Fellow:

Children and Technology Lab

School of Psychology



PhD, University of Sussex

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Neuroscience, 1st Class, University of Sussex



University of Sussex

Winner of the The Mike Scaife Prize for the Best Undergraduate Project in the area of Cognition, Learning & Innovative Technology, 2008.