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Dr Katie Dhingra


About Dr Katie Dhingra

Katie is a Reader in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University, a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her main research interest lies in the application of theoretical models to enhance our understanding of suicide and non-suicidal self-injury.

Katie joined Leeds Beckett University in 2015, having previously worked as a Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, and a Research Assistant at the University of Huddersfield. She was awarded her PhD in Psychology from the University of Sheffield in 2012.

Her main research interest lies in the application of theoretical models to enhance our understanding of suicide and non-suicidal self-injury.

She is the Editor-in-Chief (September 2015 – present) of the Journal of Criminal Psychology (ISSN 2009-3829) published by Emerald Publishing Group Ltd. She also serves on the Editorial board of the Journal of Criminal Justice, and regularly reviews for a variety of high-impact behavioural, psychological, and criminological journals. She is a member of a number of international specialized Societies and Associations in her fields of interest and expertise.

Current Teaching

Katie supervises undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students. She is currently supervising Sofia Persson (co-supervisor, with Professor Sarah Grogan & Dr Yael Benn)

Katie is module leader for the following modules:

  • Psychology and Serious Crime (Level 5; option)
  • Psychology and Crime (Level 4; core)

Research Interests

Katie's current research interests and publications include self-injurious thoughts and behaviour (suicide and non-suicidal self-injury), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma exposure, and psychopathy. Her approach to research is quantitative and she has a particular interest in structural equation modelling and latent class analysis.

Katie has presented her work at over 40 national and international conferences including the IASR-AFSP International Suicide Conference, the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology annual conference, and the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury. She has authored over 50 research papers in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Affective Disorders, Psychiatry Research, Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, and the Journal of Criminal Justice.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (22)

  • Sheehy K; Noureen A; Khaliq A; Dhingra K; Husain N; Pontin E; Cawley R; Taylor P (In press), An examination of the relationship between shame, guilt and self-harm: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review
  • Heirigs M; DeLisi M; Fox B; Dhingra K; Vaughn M (2018), Psychopathy and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Revisited: Results From a Statewide Population of Institutionalized Youth. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X18812533
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  • Taylor P; Dhingra K; Dickson J; McDermott E (2018), Psychological correlates of self-harm within gay, lesbian and bisexual UK University students. Archives of Suicide Research
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  • Spink A; Dhingra K; Debowska A; Boduszek D (2018), Non Suicidal Self-Injury, Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempt: Prevalence and Predictors in a Sample of Youth Offenders in the UK. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, vol. 16 (3), p. 249-260.
  • Dhingra KJ; Klonsky ED; Tapola V (2018), An Empirical Test of the Three‐Step Theory of Suicide in U.K. University Students. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
    https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12437
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  • Hughes M; Knowles S; Dhingra K; Nicholson H; Taylor P (2018), This Corrosion: A systematic Review of the Association between Alternative Subcultures and the Risk of Self-Harm and Suicide. British Journal of Clinical Psychology
    https://doi.org/10.1111/bjc.12179
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  • Boyda D; Feeters DM; Dhingra K; Galbraith N; Hinton D (2018), Parental psychopathology, adult attachment and risk of 12-month suicidal behaviours. Psychiatry Research, vol. 260
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.11.084
  • Taylor P; Jomar K; Dhingra K; Forrester R; Shahmalak U; Dickson J (2017), A meta-analysis of the prevalence of Different functions of non-suicidal self-injury.. Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 227
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.11.073
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  • Denovan A; Dagnall N; Dhingra K; Grogan S (2017), Evaluating the Perceived Stress Scale among UK university students: Implications for stress measurement and management.. Studies in Higher Education
    https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2017.1340445
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  • Dhingra K; Debowska A; Boduszek D; Ali P (2016), Gender Differences in Risk and Protective factors for Resolved Plans and Preparations for Suicide among University Students. Suicidology Online
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  • Dhingra K; Ali P (2016), Non-suicidal self-injury: clinical presentation, assessment and management. Nursing Standard, vol. 31 (5), p. 42-49.
    https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2016.e10301
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  • Dhingra K; Boduszek D; O'Connor RC (2016), A Structural Test of the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model of Suicidal Behaviour. Psychiatry Research, vol. 239
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2016.03.023
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  • Dhingra K; Boduszek D; Klonsky ED (2016), Empirically derived subgroups of self-injurious thoughts and behaviour: Application of latent class analysis. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
    https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12232
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  • Boduszek D; Dhingra K (2015), Construct validity of the Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) among University Students: A multitrait-multimethod analysis.. Psychological Assessment
    https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000245
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  • Dhingra KJ; Boduszek D; O'Connor RC (2015), Differentiating suicide attempters from suicide ideators using the Integrated Motivational-Volitional model of suicidal behaviour. Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 166
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2015.07.007
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  • Debowska A; Boduszek D; Dhingra KJ (2015), Victim, perpetrator, and offence characteristics in filicide and filicide-suicide. Aggression and Violent Behavior, vol. 21
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2015.01.011
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  • Brown C; Kola-Palmer S; Dhingra K (2015), Gender differences and correlates of extreme dieting behaviours in US adolescents. Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 20
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  • Dhingra KJ; Boduszek D; Sharratt K (2015), Victimization profiles, non-suicidal self-injury, suicide attempt, and post-traumatic stress disorder symptomology: application of latent class analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence: concerned with the study and treatment of victims and perpetrators of physical and sexual violence
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260515576967
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  • shagufta S; Boduszek D; Dhingra K; Palmer-Kola D (2015), Criminal Social Identity and Suicide Ideation among Pakistani Young Offenders. International Journal of Prisoner Health, vol. 25 (2), p. 98-107.
    https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-06-2014-0018
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  • Reilly E; Dhingra KJ; Boduszek D (2015), Teachers' Self-efficacy, Self-esteem, and Job Stress as Determinants of Job Satisfaction. International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 28 (4), p. 365-378.
    https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-04-2013-0053
  • Hyland P; Boduszek D; Dhingra KJ; Shevlin M; Maguire R; Morely K (2014), A Test of the Inventory of Attitudes toward Seeking Mental Health Services. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
    https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2014.963510
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  • Dhingra KJ; Boduszek D; Palmer D; Shevlin M (2014), Psychopathy and Self-injurious Thoughts and Behaviour: Application of Latent Class Analysis. Journal of Mental Health, vol. 24 (1), p. 4-8.
    https://doi.org/10.3109/09638237.2014.910645
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