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Dr Katie Dhingra


About Dr Katie Dhingra

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.

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 module leader for the following modules:

  • Psychology and Serious Crime (Level 5; option)
  • Social Psychology and Crime (Level 4; core)
She is currently supervising two PhD projects:
  • Amy Towle (Director of Studies, with Dr Tom Cockcroft) - Working thesis title: Distinguishing ex-prisoners who think about suicide from those who attempt suicide
  • Ruth Knapton (co-supervisor, with Dr Tom Cockcroft) - Working thesis title: The experiences of mentors and learners engaged in the Shannon Trust Reading Plan in prisons

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 (60)

Chapters (1)

  • Dhingra K; Taylor P; Klonsky ED (2020) From suicidal thoughts to behaviour: theoretical perspectives on student suicide. In: Mallon S; Norton J Student Suicide in FE and HE: What do we know, what can we do?. : Jessica Kingsley, pp. .

Conference contributions (4)

  • Dhingra K (2016) Empirical tests of the main predictors of the integrated motivational volitional model of suicidal behaviour Oviedo, Spain. 08/09/2016.
  • Dhingra K; Boduszek D; O'Connor RC (2015) The Integrated Motivational-Volitional (IMV) Model of Suicidal Behaviour: A Structural Equation Modelling approach New York 11/10/2015.
  • Boduszek D; Dhingra K; O'Connor RC (2015) Differentiating Suicide Attempters from Suicide Ideators using the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model of Suicidal Behaviour New York 11/10/2015.
  • Dhingra K; Boduszek D; O'Connor RC (2015) Distinguishing between those who think about suicide from those who attempt suicide Manchester 01/07/2015.

Internet publications (2)

Other (3)

  • Boyda D; McFeeters D; Dhingra K; Rhoden L (2017), Childhood Abuse and Psychotic-Like Experiences: Exploring the Specificity of Early Maladaptive Experiences
  • Dhingra KJ (2017), The Ideation-to-Action Framework: a new approach for understanding and preventing suicide
  • Dhingra KJ (2016), Psychological Determinants of Suicide Risk

Reports (1)

  • Cockcroft T; Dhingra K (2020) A Small Scale Evaluation of the Leeds Street Support Programme.
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