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Prof Karen McKenzie


Department: Psychology

Prof Karen McKenzie is a chartered clinical psychologists who has worked in the intellectual disability specialty, both within the NHS and voluntary sector, for many years. She joined Northumbria as Professor of Psychology in 2014 after working for a number of years at the University of Edinburgh. She co-developed the ‘Learning Disability Screening Questionnaire’ and ‘Child and Adolescent Intellectual Disability Screening Questionnaire’ both of which are used nationally and internationally in clinical and forensic settings.

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Room NB161, Northumberland Building
City Campus
Newcastle Upon Tyne

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An exploration of the impact of contextual information on the emotion recognition ability of autistic adults, Metcalfe, D., McKenzie, K., Pollet, T., McCarty, K., Murray, G. 1 Jun 2022, In: International Journal of Psychology
  • Exploring the relative importance of factors that influence the job retention of social care staff working in intellectual disability services, Murray, G., McKenzie, K., Metcalfe, D., Whelan, K., Murray, A. 1 Mar 2022, In: British Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • Exploring the role of friendship quality and autistic like traits in mental health using a non- experimental, correlational design, McKenzie, K., Warner, J., Murray, K. 7 Feb 2022, In: Mental Health Practice
  • Exploring the validity of screening for learning disability – using the Wilson-Jungner screening programme criteria, McKenzie, K., Murray, K. 27 Sep 2022, In: Learning Disability Practice
  • Exploring the views of UK regional primary care practitioners on the use and role of screening tools for learning disabilities in their services, McKenzie, K., Wigham, S., Bourne, J., Rowlands, G., Hackett, S. 17 Oct 2022, In: British Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • Knowledge of social care staff about learning disability: 20 years on, McKenzie, K., Murray, G., Martin, R., Metcalfe, D. 14 Apr 2022, In: Learning Disability Practice
  • Reciprocal developmental relations between ADHD and anxiety in adolescence: A within-person longitudinal analysis of commonly co-occurring symptoms , Murray, A., Cayne, A., McKenzie, K., Auyeung, B., Murray, G., Ribeaud, D., Freeston, M., Eisner, M. 1 Jan 2022, In: Journal of Attention Disorders
  • Screening for intellectual disability in autistic people: A brief report, McKenzie, K., Metcalfe, D., Murray, A. 23 Nov 2022, In: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Short Report: Exploring the extent to which Intellectual Disability is undiagnosed within children attending developmental paediatric clinics, Delahuntly, L., O'Hare, A., Marryat, L., Stewart, T., McKenzie, K., Murray, G., Kaza, N. 1 Dec 2022, In: Research in Developmental Disabilities
  • A quantitative evaluation of a regional Positive Behavioural Support workforce development approach, McKenzie, K., Murray, G., Martin, R., Murray, A., Metcalfe, D. 1 Nov 2021, In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

  • Chantelle Francis The development and validation of a measure of school-related psychological wellbeing Start Date: 01/03/2020
  • Dale Metcalfe Promoting identification of people with Autism: Developing a behavioural screen for people with a Learning Disability. Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 21/01/2021

  • Clinical Psychology DPhil July 01 2014
  • Practitioner Psychologist Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC) 2014
  • Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) British Psychological Society (BPS) 2014
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2008

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