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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
  • Validation of a brief self-report measure of adolescent bullying perpetration and victimisation, Murray, A., Eisner, M., Ribeaud, D., Kaiser, ., McKenzie, K., Murray, G. 14 May 2019, In: Assessment
  • Homelessness - ‘It will crumble men’, McKenzie, K., Murray, G., Helen, W., Delahuntly, L. 14 Apr 2019, In: Health and Social Care in the Community
  • 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
  • Should We Subtype ADHD According to the Context in Which Symptoms Occur?, Murray, A., Ribeaud, D., Eisner, M., Murray, G., McKenzie, K. 1 Apr 2019, In: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Validation of the Revised Children’s Anxiety and Depression Scales (RCADS) and RCADS short forms adapted for adults, McKenzie, K., Murray, A., Freeston, M., Whelan, K., Rodgers, J. 15 Feb 2019, In: Journal of Affective Disorders


  • 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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