Atiqah Azhari

Dr Atiqah Azhari

Lecturer, Psychology

School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences

Tel: +65 6240 8874

Email: YXRpcWFoQHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D in Psychology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

BSc. In Biological Sciences with 2nd Major in Psychology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Academic and Professional Experience

2022 – Present
Faculty (Lecturer), Psychology Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences

2022 – Present
Associate Editor, Research in Developmental Disabilities, Elsevier

2022 – Present
Visiting Researcher, Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE@NTU)

2022 – 2022
Adjunct Teaching, Nanyang Technological University

2021 – 2022
Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University

2021 – 2021
Graduate Assistant, Nanyang Technological University

2019 – 2021
Communication and Writing Coach at the Language and Communication Centre,Nanyang Technological University

2019 – 2019
Substitute Lecturer, Nanyang Technological University

2019 – 2019
International Student Researcher and Academic Instructor, University of Trento, Italy

2018 – 2018
International Research Scholar, RIKEN Research Institute, Japan

2017 – 2019
Teaching Assistant, Nanyang Technological University

2017 – 2017
Research Assistant, Nanyang Technological University

Azhari, A., Bizzego, A., Balagtas, J. P. M., Leng, K. S. H., & Esposito, G. (2022). Asymmetric Prefrontal Cortex Activation Associated with Mutual Gaze of Mothers and Children during Shared Play. Symmetry, 14(5), 998.

Azhari, A., Bizzego, A. and Esposito, G. “Father-child dyads exhibit unique inter-subject synchronisation during co-viewing of animation video stimuli,” Social Neuroscience, pp. 1-12, 2021. DOI:10.1080/17470919.2021.1970016.

Azhari, A., Gabrieli, G., Bizzego, A., Bornstein M.H. and Esposito, G. “Probing the Association between Maternal Anxious Attachment Style and Mother-Child Brain-to-Brain Coupling During Passive Co-Viewing of Visual Stimuli,” Attachment & human development, vol. 1, no. 16, 2020. DOI: 10.1080/14616734.2020.1840790.

Azhari, A., Lim, M.Y., Bizzego, A., Gabrieli, G., Bornstein, M.H. and Esposito, G. “Physical presence of spouse enhances brain-to-brain synchrony in co-parenting couples,” Sci. Rep., vol. 10, no. 7569, 2020. DOI:

Azhari, A., Rigo, P., Tan, P. Y., Neoh, M. J.Y., and Esposito, G. “Viewing Romantic and Friendship Interactions Activate Prefrontal Regions in Persons With High Openness Personality Trait,” Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 11., no. 490, 2020. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00490.

Azhari, A., Leck, W.Q., Gabrieli, G., Bizzego, A., Rigo, P., Setoh, P., Bornstein, M.H. and Esposito, G. “Parenting Stress Undermines Mother-Child Brain-to-Brain Synchrony: A Hyperscanning Study,” Sci. Rep., vol. 9, no. 11407, 2019. DOI:

  • Social neuroscience
  • Brain synchrony
  • Interpersonal psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Cultural and group dynamics

2021 - Present
Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies (Member)

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