Dr Katie Dhingra
About Dr Katie Dhingra
Katie joined Leeds Beckett University in 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in Criminological Psychology, having previously worked as a Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Huddersfield.
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 behavioral, psychological, and criminological journals. She is a member of a number of international specialized Societies and Associations in her fields of interest and expertise.
Katie is module leader for the following modules:
- Psychology and Serious Crime (Level 5; option)
- Social Psychology and Crime (Level 4; core)
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, psychopathy, criminal cognitions, recidivism, and homicidal behaviour. 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.