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Dr Jennifer Allen
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
Appointment
  • Associate Professor
  • IOE - Psychology & Human Development
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography


Research Themes
Research Summary

My main interests focus on emotional and behavioural disorders in children and environmental factors (parenting, teacher-child interaction, stressful or traumatic experiences including domestic violence). My research focuses on how these environmental factors relate to child temperament; and how findings in this area can be translated into more effective family and school-based intervention and prevention strategies. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, specializing in evidenced-based family treatment of emotional and behavioural disorders in children.


 My research areas:

  • Child mental health - anxiety, autism, conduct problems, antisocial behaviour, psychopathy, callous-unemotional (CU) traits
  • Intervention - CBT, parent training
  • Observation - parent-child interaction, teacher-child interaction
Teaching Summary

I am Programme Leader for the MSc Developmental and Educational Psychology, and lead the modules Atypical Development and Developmental Psychology. I am a great believer in research-led teaching that aims to develop skills in critical thinking. I strive to help students understand how to apply theory and research findings to both clinical and educational practice. I am also the UCL IOE Doctoral School representative for the Psychology pathway.


Other professional activities include reviewing papers, conference abstracts and grants; editing (I am currently putting together a practitioner textbook on family intervention for child and adolescent mental health to be published by Cambridge University Press, and I am on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology); and act as an External Examiner for the University of Edinburgh's MSc in Children and Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice. I have examined PhD theses for UCL IOE, Goldsmiths, University of Edinburgh and the University of Melbourne.

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