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    Research Statement

    As a Lecturer in Behaviour Analysis and Autism at Queen's University Belfast and a BCBA-D, my responsibilities involve serving as the Director of the MSc in ABA (includes a BACB VCS), teaching in the MScABA, MScASD and PhD programmes, supervising MSc/PhD students and conducting research in the areas of applied behaviour analysis, evidence-based inclusive education, values-driven professional training, autism spectrum disorders, telehealth, verbal behaviour, learning and communication disorders, community-wide applications of behaviour analysis and parental training. Since my appointment at Queen's in 2012, I have been instrumental, together with Professor Karola Dillenburger, in the development of the MScABA and its inauguration in 2014-15 and I have since then led its continuous growth and international success converting it in one of the most sought-after programmes in the field internationally.

    My overall aim, which I seek to achieve through a number of research, educational and clinical activities internationally, is to improve the educational provision and quality of life for individuals with special needs and empower their families by creating inclusive environmentshighly trained values-driven professionals and evidence-based educational service delivery models. 

    I welcome applications from students wishing to undertake the MSc in ABA or further their research skills through a PhD in a related area.

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
    - applied behaviour analysis
    - developmental disorders including autism
    - applications of the analysis of verbal behaviour for teaching communication skills
    - effective, values-driven professional training in behaviour analysis
    - socially valid parent-mediated interventions and parental training
    - the use of telehealth in the provision of evidence-based interventions
    - behaviour analytic interventions that address wider societal challenges
    - high quality systematic reviews for informed decision making and policy changing

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