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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.

Campus Address

Room NB161, Northumberland Building
City Campus
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An analysis of response shifts in a universal school-based intervention to reduce externalising behaviour, Murray, A., Booth, T., Eisner, M., Ribeaud, D., McKenzie, K., Murray, G. 7 Mar 2019, In: Prevention Science
  • A preliminary investigation into the relationship between empathy, autistic like traits and emotion recognition, Martin, R., McKenzie, K., Metcalfe, D., Pollet, T., McCarty, K. 15 Jan 2019, In: Personality and Individual Differences
  • Child and Adolescent Intellectual Disability Screening Questionnaire to identify children with intellectual disability, McKenzie, K., Murray, G., Murray, A., Delahuntly, L., Hutton, L., Murray, K., O'Hare, A. 1 Apr 2019, In: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
  • Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction course on the psychological well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability, Anderson, R., McKenzie, K., Noone, S. 25 Mar 2019, In: Learning Disability Practice
  • Emotion recognition from body movement and gesture in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is improved by situational cues, Metcalfe, D., McKenzie, K., McCarty, K., Pollet, T. 1 Mar 2019, In: Research in Developmental Disabilities
  • Factors influencing the self-esteem of children with a severe or profound learning disability: A pilot study, McKenzie, K., Murray, G., Derries, P. 17 Dec 2019, In: Learning Disability Practice
  • Helping to identify homeless people with a learning disability – a pilot study, McKenzie, K., Murray, G., Wilson, H., Delahuntly, L. 29 Mar 2019, In: Nursing times
  • Homelessness - ‘It will crumble men’, McKenzie, K., Murray, G., Helen, W., Delahuntly, L. 1 Jul 2019, In: Health and Social Care in the Community
  • Screening for intellectual disability with the Child and Adolescent Intellectual Screening Questionnaire, McKenzie, K., Murray, G., Murray, A., Martin, R., Tanfield, Y., Delahunty, L., Hutton, L., Murray, K., O'Hare, A. 1 Aug 2019, In: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
  • Service provision for people with an intellectual disability and dementia in Scotland: adherence to good practice guidelines, McKenzie, K., Metcalfe, D., Murray, G., Michie, A. 25 Mar 2019, In: Learning Disability Practice


  • 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

PGR Supervision

Dale Metcalfe Start: 01/10/2017


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