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Prof Katrina Scior
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: 2076791845
Fax: 2079161989
  • Professor of Clinical Psychology and Stigma Studies
  • Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

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 difficulties. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Member of IASSID.

She is Joint Programme Director of UCL's Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is the Director of the UCL Unit for Stigma Research (UCLUS), Co-Director of UCL's Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research (CIDDR), and Expert Adviser to Mencap and Special Olympics. Her research group share their research via academic journals and conferences, and via numerous social media outlets:


Intellectual Disability Stigma YouTube Channel

Twitter: @kscior, @uclusresearch

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

Research Themes
Research Summary

My research is focused on stigma associated with disability and mental heath problems. My group studies processes involved in intellectual disability stigma in a range of social and cultural contexts. We seek to develop robust methods to assess both explicit and implicit attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities. Development and evaluation of interventions aimed at reducing negative stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination faced by people with intellectual disabilities and their families are key to our research, with an emphasis on multimedia and digital interventions as potential contributors to broader attitude change programmes, and interventions that can be adapted to diverse cultural and economic contexts.

In my role as trainer of the next generation of mental health professionals, other strands of my research focus on access to clinical psychology and how to widen participation of members of underrepresented groups, and on challenging mental health stigma within the mental health professions. My group studies the extent of lived experience of mental health difficulties among health professionals, and supports decision making in relation to sharing of lived experience through delivery of HOP-MHP, a self-help version of the Honest Open Proud (HOP) programme.

Teaching Summary

Joint Programme Director, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), UCL

Teaching input to:

DClinPsy, UCL

BSc Psychology, UCL

MSc Research Methods in Psychology, UCL


Academic Background
2012   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
1996   Doctorate in Clinical Psychology University of East London
1991   Bachelor of Science (Honours) Middlesex Polytechnic
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