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Dr Katrina Scior
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: 2076791845
Fax: 2079161989
  • 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 areas of intellectual disability, and stigma pertaining to disability and mental health problems. She is Co-Director of UCL's Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research (CIDDR - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ciddr), Director of the UCL Unit for Stigma Research (UCLUS - www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/cehp/stigma-research), a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Member of IASSID, and Expert Adviser to Mencap and Special Olympics.

Katrina believes in the importance of engaging with a wide range of audiences and sharing research with non-academic audiences. Her research group share their research in academic journals as well as via numerous social media outlets:



Twitter: @KScior; @Uclusresearch; @IDstigmaUCL

She warmly welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in areas that match her research interests.

Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary

My current research is mainly focused on disability stigma. Key research themes:

1. Stigma associated with intellectual disability

My group studies processes involved in intellectual disability (ID) stigma in a range of social and cultural 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 negative stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination faced by people with intellectual disabilitiesand their families

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 and digital interventions as potential contributors to broader attitude change programmes.

International work: We have recently completed a study with partners in Nigeria and Kenya examining the feasibility and effects of film based digital interventions to reduce the intense stigma experienced by people with ID in Sub-Saharan Africa. See https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/intellectual-disability-stigma/

We are currently developing and evaluating a psychosocial group intervention designed to enhance the capacity of people with intellectual disabilities to manage and resist stigma, called Standing Up for Myself (STORM). This project is funded by the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund. See http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/cehp/research-groups/stigma-research/research

3. Mental health stigma among mental health professionals

In my role as trainer of the next generation of mental health professionals, my research seeks to challenge the traditional split between 'us and them' (professional versus client/service user).  In particular, my group studies the extent of lived experience of mental health problems among professionals, and supports decision making in relation to disclosure of lived experience through delivery of a self-help version of the Honest Open Proud (HOP) programme, see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/cehp/research-groups/stigma-research/research.

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:

  • Research examining the extent to which access to clinical psychology training appears to be 'fair' and unbiased.
  • Lived experience of mental health problems within the profession of clinical psychology, with a focus on disclosure, help-seeking and the role of stigma  in collaboration with the BPS and DCP.
Teaching Summary

Academic Director, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, UCL

Teaching input to:

DClinPsy, UCL

BSc Psychology, UCL

MSc Research Methods in Psychology, UCL

IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy) Low Intensity Training Course, UCL

Academic Background
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
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