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- Senior Lecturer
- Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
- Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
- Faculty of Brain Sciences
Katrina Scior, BSc DClinPsy PhD, is a clinical psychologist, trainer and researcher, with special expertise in the area of intellectual disability. She is a Founder Member of UCL's Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research (CIDDR - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ciddr), an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Training Lead for the Society's Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Member of IASSID, and Expert Adviser to Mencap.
She warmly welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in areas that match her research interests.
See her team's latest call to for global action to challenge intellectual disability stigma in the Lancet Global Health, May 2016: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/issue/current
For the full report behind this article please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ciddr/publications
My research mainly focuses on societal responses and health care provision relating to people with intellectual disabilities. Four core research themes (for more details see publications):
1. Intellectual disability stigma among lay people
My group studies processes involved in intellectual disability (ID) stigma, including the role of culture and religious contexts. We are examining methods of studying ID stigma, such as explicit and implicit attitudes, and the relationship between these and real life behaviour.
2. Interventions aimed at tackling prejudice and discrimination towards people with intellectual disabilities
We are developing and testing interventions designed to raise awareness of ID and tackle stigma among children and adults in the general population, with an emphasis on multimedia interventions and those that can be delivered via the web.
International work: We are working with partners in Nigeria and Kenya to identify suitable methods to combat the intense stigma experienced by people with ID in Sub-Saharan Africa.
3. Health care delivery for people with intellectual disabilities
I am particularly interested in understanding the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities and their carers of mental health care delivery from their perspective. For a recent summary see chapter 'Service users' and carers' experiences of mental health services' in Hemmings & Bouras (Eds) (2016): Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
4. Clinical Psychology Training
I am committed to ensuring fair access to clinical psychology and wider participation of members of underrepresented groups. To this end I combine research and action e.g. in the following projects:
- Mentoring scheme for psychology graduates from BAME backgrounds, with Kat Alcock, UCL. Funded by the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP).
- Experiences of mental health problems and the potential role of mental health
stigma within the profession of clinical psychology, in collaboration with the BPS DCP.
- Support of disclosure of mental health problems by mental health professionals, with support from Prof. Pat Corrigan and International Honest Open Proud (HOP) network: http://comingoutproudprogram.org.
Academic Director, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, UCL
Training Lead, Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities, British Psychological Society
Teaching input to:
BSc Psychology, UCL
MSc Research Methods in Psychology, UCL
IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy) Low Intensity Training Course, UCL
|2012||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Psychology||University College London|
|1996||DClinPsy||Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Clinical Psychology||University of East London|
|1991||BSc Hons||Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Psychology and Womens Studies||Middlesex Polytechnic|