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Dr Keri Wong
Room 312
26 Woburn Square
  • Lecturer in Psychology
  • IOE - Psychology & Human Development
  • UCL Institute of Education

I am Lecturer in Psychology, trained as 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 focused on assessing paranoia in young children and adolescents in the UK and Hong Kong, and was awarded by the University of Cambridge Newnham College in 2015. Afterwards, I received the Betty Behrens Research Fellowship (JRF) at Clare Hall University of Cambridge, where I conducted an 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 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.

Teaching Summary

For 2018-19, I am teaching/supervising the following:

  • Psychological Research (Year 1)
  • Research methods (Year 2)
  • Criminal Journeys (Year 3)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Psychosis (Year 3)
  • 11 year-long dissertation projects (Year 3) 
  • Atypical and Typical Development - Psychosis (Master's)

I am module leader for: 

  • Personality & Individual Differences (Spring 19)

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