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Prof Karen McKenzie

Professor

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
NE1 8ST

Key Publications

  • 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. 14 Feb 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Developmental Cascades from Aggression to Internalizing Problems Via Peer and Teacher Relationships from Early to Middle Adolescence, Murray, A., Obsuth, I., Speyer, L., Murray, G., McKenzie, K., Eisner, M., Ribeaud, D. 1 Apr 2021, In: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
  • Effects of dance on mood and potential of dance as a mental health intervention, McKenzie, K., Bowes, R., Murray, K. 6 May 2021, In: Mental Health Practice
  • Evaluating an evidence-based online screening tool to identify learning disability, McKenzie, K., Murray, A., Thompson, J., Horridge, K., McCarty, K. 1 Apr 2021, In: Learning Disability Practice
  • Improving recruitment and retention in learning disability services, McKenzie, K., Metcalfe, D., Whelan, K., McNall, A. 1 Apr 2021, In: Nursing times

PGR Supervision

  • Chantelle Francis An exploration into the main school-related factors that influence the psychological wellbeing of children. 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

Qualifications

  • 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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