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Lecturer in Psychology, Edge Hill University

Liam Is a lecturer at Edge Hill University. He completed a PhD in Synchrony and Social Cognition at Leeds Beckett University and a BSc in Psychology at Lancaster University, he is also a fellow of the HEA.

He has previously held positions as Research Fellow @ Sunway University, Visiting Researcher @ Central European University, Research Assistant & Teaching Associate @ Lancaster University, Associate Lecturer @ the Open University, Lecturer @ University of Buckingham & Wolverhampton University, Senior Associate Lecturer @Leeds Beckett University.

Liam’s research interest centres around social & embodied cognition. Most of his research has explored either how & why engaging in interpersonal rhythmic coordination affects social cognition, specifically interpersonal relations & group processes, or, the link between Autism, Anthropomorphism & Theory of Mind. Other current research interests include serotyping & media, the socio cognitive effects of video & table top games & virtual reality.


Cross, L. (2020). Walking In My Shoes. The Psychologist, Vol 33 (p24-27)

Cross, L., Micheal, J., Wilsdon, L., Henson, H., Atherton G., (2020) Still want to help: Entrainments effects on helping behaviour after a 24-hour delay. Acta Psychologica.

Hamlin, I., Taylor, P.J., Cross, L., MacInnes, K., van der Zee, S. (2020). A psychometric investigation into the structure of deception strategy use. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology .

Cross, L., Atherton, G. (2019). Beyond Neurodiversity. The Psychologist. Vol 32, (p2-3).

Cross, L. Faraha, M., Atherton, G. (2019). The animal in me: Enhancing emotion recognition in adolescents with autism using animal filters. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Doi:10.1007/s10803-019-04179-7

Atherton, G., Sebanz, N., Cross, L. (2019). Imagine all the synchrony: Actual and imagined synchronous walking’s effects on attitudes towards marginalised groups. PlosOne, 14(5) e0216585. doi.10.1371/.02220264

Atherton G., Cross, L. (2019) Animal faux pas: Two legs good four legs bad for ToM, but not in the BAP.Journal of Genetic Psychology, 1-15. doi.10.1080/00221325.2019.1593100

Cross, L., Wilson, A. D., Golonka, S. (2019). I’ll just watch: The pro-social consequences of coordinated rhythmic movement towards non-movers. The Journal of Social Psychology. 1-15, doi.10.1080/00224545.2019.1623161

Cross, L., Atherton., Turgeon, M. (2019). How moving together binds us together: A Review of the socio-emotional effects of interpersonal entrainment. Open Psychology 1: 273-302. doi.10.1515-2018-0018

Cross, L., Turgeon, M., Atherton, G., (2019). Moving with the in-crowd: Interpersonal entrainment and cooperation in in vs. out -groups. Current psychology. 10. doi.10.1007/s12144-019-00283-0

Lynott, D., Walsh, M., McEnery, T., Connell, L., Cross, L., Marsh K. (2019). Are you what you read? Predicting implicit attitudes towards immigration based on linguistic distributional cues from newspaper readership. Frontiers In Psychlogy 10:842 doi:10.3389/2019.00842.

Atherton, G., Cross, L. (2018). Seeing more than human: Anthropomorphic theory of mind and autism. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:528. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00528.

Atherton, G., Lummis, B., Day, S. X., & Cross, L. (2018). What am I thinking? Perspective-taking from the perspective of adolescents with autism. Autism, 23(5), 1186-1200. doi.1362361318793409.

Cross, L., Atherton, G., Wilson, A. D., Golonka, S. (2017). Imagined steps: Can mental simulation of coordinated rhythmic movement affect pro-sociality? Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1798. 10.3389, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01798.

Cross, L., Wilson, A. D., Golonka, S. (2016). How moving together brings us together: When coordinated rhythmic movement affects cooperation. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1983. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01983


  • 2019–2020
    lecturer, Edge Hill University