Dr Toni Fallon is a Lecturer in Psychology in the Psychology, Sociology & Education Division.


  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Activities and Awards

Toni obtained her degrees at the University of Strathclyde and Heriot-Watt University. She also holds positions at the Open University. She has previously worked in the School of Psychology at The University of Aberdeen, and at The University of Edinburgh.



Toni’s research interests are broadly in the areas of developmental psychology and psychological assessment.

Toni has been working on an interdisciplinary project involving the development and validation of a computer mediated role-play “game” as a measurement tool for Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder (or indiscriminate friendliness). The research explores computer mediated role-play as an inclusive method for clinical and educational assessment and intervention purposes. This line of research also explores the psychological predictors of social vulnerability in children and aims to support social development in vulnerable groups of children in educational and clinical settings.

Active research interests:

  • The use of technology for psychological assessment and intervention
  • Psychometrics
  • Social Cognitive Development
  • Executive function
  • Social Vulnerability
  • Indiscriminate friendliness
  • Attachment
  • Autism
  • ADHD

Research Methods:

  • Psychological assessment
  • Quantitative and Qualitative
  • Experimental
  • Intervention
  • Survey research
  • Interview

Research Centre:

Centre for Applied Social Sciences

I contribute to a variety of psychology modules across programmes within the PSE division.

  • Best 3rd year PhD Research Poster Prize and Most Popular Poster Prize. Heriot-Watt University Poster competition 2016.
  • Scottish Government/Graduate School of Social Sciences (2015). To carry out analysis on the SALSUS data set for SHANARRI Health and Wellbeing Indicators.