Christine Spencer



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I am a Knowledge Transfer Associate at Sensum Co, an empathic AI company situated in Belfast. I work with data scientists and programmers to develop emotion-detection algorithms and empathic human-machine interfaces. I graduated with a BSc Psychology First Class Honours degree from Queen’s University Belfast in 2015 and am nearing completion of my PhD project on empathic behaviour in social interactions.  

 Research interests:

-       Empathy and interpersonal affect dynamics.

-       Emotion theory, elicitation and measurement.

-       Intra and interpersonal emotion regulation.

-       Automated emotion-detection and affective computing.

-       Empathic human-machine interfaces.

-       Behavioural methods.

-       Evolutionary perspectives in psychology.



Research Interest Group: Centre for Identity and Intergroup Relations

First Supervisor: Dr Gary McKeown

Second Supervisor: Dr Aidan Feeney


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