Dr. Kenneth MacMahon

Senior Lecturer

  • School of Health in Social Science
  • Clinical Psychology

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Room 2.9, Doorway 6, Medical Quad, Teviot Place

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After completing a PhD on implicit learning, anxiety and movement, I was involved in research studies on Parkinson’s disease and sleep.  I then completed the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Glasgow University, before moving to a clinical post in the intellectual disabilities service in NHS Ayrshire & Arran.  In my subsequent roles in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and NHS Lanarkshire, I worked in both forensic intellectual disability and community intellectual disability teams.  I joined the School of Health in Social Science in November 2014, but continue to work clinically in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

I am a reviewer for several journals including the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Journal of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Reviews. 

Undergraduate teaching

I am the course organiser for the Psychological Therapies Year 4 Psychology course.

Postgraduate teaching

I teach subjects related to intellectual disabilities and forensic psychology on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsychol) Programme, where I am also the Intellectual Disabilities module co-ordinator.  

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Research summary

I have research interests in a number of areas including intellectual disabilities and sleep disorders.

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