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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
  • 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. 1 Sep 2023, In: British Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • Measurement Invariance of the General Health Questionnaire GHQ 12-Item Version (GHQ-12): A Large UK Longitudinal Study Across Students and Non-Students, Ushakova, A., McKenzie, K., Hughes, C., Stoye, J., Murray, A. 23 Aug 2023, In: European Journal of Psychological Assessment
  • Screening for intellectual disability in autistic people: A brief report, McKenzie, K., Metcalfe, D., Murray, A. 1 Feb 2023, In: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Screening for learning disability in primary care: an examination of feasibility against the Wilson-Jungner criteria, McKenzie, K., Murray, K. 6 Apr 2023, In: Learning Disability Practice
  • Using the Learning Disability Screening Questionnaire to help identify people with an intellectual disability in homeless services, McKenzie, K., Murray, G., Metcalfe, D., Robson, R., Kaczmar, M., Shirley, A. 27 Aug 2023, In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
  • 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
  • Assessing the effects of satisfaction with friendships and autistic-like traits on psychological well-being, McKenzie, K., Warner, J., Murray, K. 7 Jul 2022, In: Mental Health Practice
  • 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
  • Improving access to primary care and annual health checks for people who have a learning disability: a multistakeholder qualitative study, Wigham, S., Bourne, J., McKenzie, K., Rowlands, G., Petersen, K., Hackett, S. 23 Dec 2022, In: BMJ Open
  • 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

  • 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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