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Research Statement

I am the Director of the Centre for Behaviour Analysis (www.qub.ac.uk/cba)

I co-ordinate the MScAutism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) that has been offered in the School of Education since 2002. This course includes modules on Understanding children with ASD as well as Understanding adults with ASD, and Fundamentals of Behaviour Change, as well as Research in Education, and 2 optional modules.

I developed the online/blended learning MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and while Dr Katerina Dounavi co-ordinates this course now, I continue to teach on this course. My work in this area has lead to the establishment of 3 full-time lecture in ABA posts.

My main research leadership concerns Applied Behaviour Analysis and evidence-based decision making in clinical and educational interventions.

Over the years I have been involved in a range of research regarding evidence-based practice, most notably in clinical psychology, parent training, child sex abuse, child protection, behavioural social work, and child behaviour management. My most sustained input into the literature in the field has been in relation to early behavioural interventions, social validity, and parent training in autism. 

I have collaborated with the colleagues from other national and international Universities as well as the third sector in securing a number of substantial grants, including local government and European Funding (e.g., www.stamppp.com). 

I was the driving force in obtaining a number of book contracts from internationally renowned publishers in the field of autism and disabilities.

Parents' Education as Autism Therapists ABA in Context (2000, Jessica Kingsley Publishers) with contributions from UK and Ireland enjoys world-wide acclaim in reviews, very healthy worldwide sales, and is used as core text in parent training as well as academic courses (including Masters level courses) in England, USA, and Australia. "Parent training groups are buying it by the box" (Dr Gina Green, QUB Hon Doctorate). In 2005, the book was translated into Japanese (Prof Naoji Shimizu, Toyo University) and German (2014).

Applied behaviour analysis and autism: Building a future together ( 2005, Jessica Kingsley Publishers) features contributions from Ireland, UK, Australia, USA, and New Zealand.

Job coaches for adults with disabilities: Practical guidelines (2019, Jessica Kingsley Publishers) features contributions from Ireland, UK, Australia, USA, Poland, Netherlands, and Germany. 

I was Principal Investigator on a large scale Government funded project (BASE Project) that has major impact in autism policy and practice (reports available at www.qub.ac./cba under projects).

I am the keycontact at QUB for the DOCTRID Institute (www.doctrid.ie) and ASSISTID Fellowships.

I have successfully supervised many Masters and Doctoral students and invite interest from Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA) who want to conduct ABA-based doctoral research via distant learning.

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Projects 2004 2012

R6880EDU: STAMPP 11

Dillenburger, K.

01/08/2011 → …

Project: Research

R4564EDU: Ambitious for All

Dillenburger, K.

01/08/2011 → …

Project: Research

R1005ARC: The Cognitive Health & Wellbeing Hub <MED/EDU/SOC/PLA/LAW>

Hadjri, K., Craig, D., Dillenburger, K., Dunne, L., Lynch, U. & Macdonald, G.

13/05/200916/11/2019

Project: Research

Selected Research Output 1992 2019

European Qualification Profile of Job Coach for Persons with Disabilities

Matuska, E. (ed.) & Job Coach Project team, 2017, European Commission. 13 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
File
coach
qualification
disability
human being
labor market

Guideline for handling specific disabilities

Job Coach Project team, 2017, European Commission. 37 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
File
disability
education standards
common knowledge
human being
professionalization
Open Access
File
coach
qualification
disability
human being
occupation

European quality standards for the profession Job Coach for persons with disabilities

Job Coach Project, 2016, European Commission. 18 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
File
coach
disability
profession
human being
occupation
1 Citation (Scopus)

User Centered Reading Intervention for Individuals with Autism and Intellectual Disability

Yakkundi, A., Dillenburger, K., Goodman, L. & Dounavi, K., 13 Sep 2017, Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives. Netherlands: IOS Press, Vol. 242. p. 249-256 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; vol. 242).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File
autism
disability
behavior analysis
Teaching
comprehension
4 Citations (Scopus)
behavior analysis
Developmental Disabilities
Intellectual Disability
Teaching
disability

Parents education as autism therapists

Keenan, M., Kerr, K. P. & Dillenburger, K., Sep 2000, Jessica Kingsley. 170 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

17 Citations (Scopus)

The Emperor's new clothes: Eclecticism in autism treatment

Dillenburger, K., Jul 2011, In : Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder. 5, 3, p. 1119-1128 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clothing
Autistic Disorder
Teaching
Communication
Therapeutics
2 Citations (Scopus)

Autism awareness in children and young people: Surveys of two populations

Dillenburger, K., Jordan, J-A., McKerr, L., Lloyd, K. & Schubotz, D., 01 Aug 2017, In : Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 61, 8, p. 766-777 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Autistic Disorder
Population
Bullying
Surveys and Questionnaires
Autism
8 Citations (Scopus)

Staff training in autism: The one-eyed wo/man….

Dillenburger, K., McKerr, L., Jordan, J-A. & Keenan, M., 16 Jul 2016, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 13, 7, 17 p., 716.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Autistic Disorder
autism
staff
Morale
Cost Savings

Autism in the air: using Point of View Video Priming and Natural Environment Teaching to help children with autism travel by plane

Ruddy, L., Booth, N., Gaw, M., Liao, Y., Dounavi, K. & Dillenburger, K., 01 Oct 2015, In : Good Autism Practice. 16, 2, p. 25-32 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
autism
video
travel
air
Teaching

Prizes

Faculty poster award 2016

Yini Liao (Recipient) & Karola Dillenburger (Recipient), Jun 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

File
Posters
China
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Outstanding Service/Project Award (Professional)

Karola Dillenburger (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Patric McCrystal Poster Award

Yini Liao (Recipient) & Karola Dillenburger (Recipient), Nov 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

poster
autism
China

The use of 'Precision Teaching' in enhancing medical students' dermatological diagnostic skills. Received 1st prize for poster presented in Medical Education Category.

Conor McGrath (Recipient), Collette McCourt (Recipient), Andrea Corry (Recipient), Aikaterini Dounavi (Recipient), Karola Dillenburger (Recipient) & Gerard Gormley (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

File
Posters
Medical Education
Medical Students
Teaching

Selected Activities 1991 2018

QUB Learning and Teaching Conference

Carl Brennan (Participant), Gerry Gormley (Participant), Dempster M (Participant), Karola Dillenburger (Participant), Keenan Mickey (Participant)
28 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

File

Applied Behaviour Analysis in Northern Europe

Karola Dillenburger (Advisor)
24 Jan 201826 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Pediatrics & Pediatrics Neurology 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Karola Dillenburger (Participant)
30 Aug 201702 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Autism research at Queen’s

Karola Dillenburger (Advisor), Lynne McKerr (Advisor)
09 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

File

Press / Media

Living with autism

Karola Dillenburger

26/04/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Autism

Karola Dillenburger

23/03/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Autism Conference

Karola Dillenburger

23/03/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

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Karola Dillenburger

23/03/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

BBC News

Karola Dillenburger

06/05/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Thesis

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Challenging Behaviours (CB): Training and content knowledge of teachers in the Republic of Ireland

Author: Fennell, B., Apr 2014

Supervisor: Dillenburger, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Behavioural parent training: The development of a high intensity programme for children diagnosed with conduct disorder.

Author: O'Reilly, D., 2000

Supervisor: Dillenburger, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Childhood maltreatment: Developing a child protection training programme for student educators

Author: McKee, B., 2009

Supervisor: Dillenburger, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Children drawing their own conclusions: Trans-generational transmission of experiences of war and peace

Author: Fargas, M., Nov 2011

Supervisor: Dillenburger, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Early Applied Behaviour Analytic Interventions for Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A cross-national study of the UK and China

Author: Liao, Y., Apr 2017

Supervisor: Dillenburger, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File