Spencer is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at UCL Institute of Education. His research investigates sensorimotor learning and control in autistic and non-autistic individuals. He is currently working on projects looking into the contribution of the sensorimotor system in imitation, motor control, gait, exercise, and social interaction in autistic children and adults in the UK and Italy. His collaborators include Prof. Simon Bennett, Dr Joe Causer and Dr Richard Foster (RISES), Prof. Geoff Bird (Oxford), and Prof. Cristina Becchio and Dr Nathan Foster (Italian Institute of Technology). Spencer is particularly interested in making links between basic research in neurodevelopmental disorders and implications for SEN education in the classroom.