Prof Katrina Scior
Professor of Clinical Psychology and Stigma Studies
Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 20th Sep 1999
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.
Joint Programme Director, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), UCL
Teaching input to:
BSc Psychology, UCL
MSc Research Methods in Psychology, UCL
- University College London
- Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2012
- University of East London
- Doctorate, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology | 1996
- Middlesex Polytechnic
- First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 1991
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.
Twitter: @kscior, @uclusresearch
Katrina welcomes enquiries from potential PhD students in areas that match her research interests.