Dr. Kenneth MacMahon
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.
I am the course organiser for the Psychological Therapies Year 4 Psychology course.
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?
I have research interests in a number of areas including intellectual disabilities and sleep disorders.
Who decides? – transitions from school to adult services for and with young people with severe intellectual disabilities
Transition from school to adult services for young people with severe or profound intellectual disability
Comparison of behavioural activation with guided self-help for treatment of depression in adults with intellectual disabilities: a randomised controlled trial
The effects of improving sleep on mental health (OASIS)
Do social skills interventions positively influence mood in children and young people with autism? A systematic review
Do levels of evidence affect breadth of service? A study on the use of clinical guidance in a learning disability service
Health professionals’ experiences of behavioural family therapy for adults with intellectual disabilities: a thematic analysis
'It's different, but it's the same': Perspectives of young adults with siblings with intellectual disabilities in residential care
Sleep-related attentional bias in insomnia: a state-of-the-science review
Eligibility assessment for learning disability services