Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
 More search options
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, researcher and trainer, with special expertise in the areas of intellectual disability, and stigma pertaining to disability and mental health problems. In the research realm, she is

Director of the UCL Unit for Stigma Research (UCLUS - www.ucl.ac.uk/stigma-research), Co-Director of UCL's Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research (CIDDR - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ciddr), Expert Adviser to Mencap and Special Olympics. In the training realm, Katrina is Joint Director of UCL's Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Member of IASSID.

Her research group share their research via academic journals and conferences, as well as via numerous social media outlets: 

UCLUS Blog: https://tinyurl.com/ya8u7hj8

Intellectual Disability Stigma YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/y8oojdbx

Twitter: @KScior; @Uclusresearch; @IDstigmaUCL

Katrina welcomes enquiries from potential PhD students in areas that match her research interests.

Research Themes
Research Summary

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 disabilities and 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

Joint Course Director, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, UCL

Teaching input to:

DClinPsy, UCL

BSc Psychology, UCL

MSc Research Methods in Psychology, 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
Please report any queries concerning the data shown on this page to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/helpdesk/helpdesk_web_form.php
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by