Ms Neysa Petrina

Ms Neysa Petrina

Macquarie University Special Education Centre

MUSEC - Neysa Petrina bio 

Title: PhD Student
Office: X5A 109
Tel: 02 9850 6923


Neysa Petrina is a PhD student in Special Education at Macquarie University. She is currently working under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Mark Carter and Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Stephenson in investigating the pattern of social relationships of children and adolescents with Autistic Symptom Disorders.  Her research interest includes: the use of behavior analytical techniques in the intervention for children with ASD and management of challenging behavior; and peer relations and friendship in children with ASD across cultures.


2015Petrina, N., Carter, M., & Stephenson, J. (2015).  Parental perception of the importance of friendship and other outcome priorities in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 30(1), 61-74. DOI: 10.1080/08856257.2014.943566
2014Petrina, N., Carter, M., & Stephenson, J. (2014). The nature of friendship in children with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8, 111-126.
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