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Dr Keri Wong
Room 312
26 Woburn Square
London
WC1CH 0AA
Appointment
  • Lecturer in Psychology
  • IOE - Psychology & Human Development
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

I am a social and developmental psychologist and criminologist. I received my BA (Hons.) in Psychology and MA in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania (USA). My PhD in Psychology was awarded by the University of Cambridge Newnham College and focused on assessing paranoia in young children and adolescents in the UK and Hong Kong. Afterwards, I received the Betty Behrens Research Fellowship (JRF) from Clare Hall, University of Cambridge where I continued my independent line of research into antisocial behaviours, schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, and virtual reality. I started my lectureship at UCL in September 2018.

Research Summary

I am interested in the early assessments of childhood mental wellbeing. These include paranoia/suspiciousness, antisocial and aggressive behaviours and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (schizotypal personality disorder) across cultures.


My research interests are:


  • Middle childhood (8 to 14 years)
  • Childhood dimensional assessments 
  • Schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (schizotypal personality, paranoia)
  • Child mental health (Internalising / externalising problem behaviours)
  • Callous-unemotional traits / antisocial behaviours
  • Psychopathy / Crime
  • Cross-cultural comparative research (UK, Hong Kong, China, Greece)

If you are looking for the Social Mistrust Scale, a dimensional assessment of paranoia in children and adolescents (available in Chinese and English) or would like to collaborate on any research, please contact me directly.

Prospective students:
If you are a student interested in working with me, please get in touch with me directly.

Teaching Summary

For 2018-19, I am supervising and teaching on the following courses:

Year 1

    • Psychological Research
    • Personality and Individual Differences (Module Leader)
    • Mentor (n = 14)
Year 2
    • Social & Developmental Psychology
    • Research Methods
    • Brain & Behaviour
    • Mentor (n = 5)
Year 3
    • Criminal Journeys
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis
    • Final year dissertation projects (n =11)
Master's
    • Atypical and Typical Development - Psychosis



Appointments
17-SEP-2018 Lecturer in Psychology Department of Psychology and Human Development University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2015 – 01-SEP-2018 Betty Behrens Research (JRF) Fellow Department of Psychology University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2015 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Psychology University of Cambridge
2010 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Psychology University of Pennsylvania
2010 MA Master of Arts – Criminology University of Pennsylvania
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