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Professor Dillenburger is the Director of the Centre for Behaviour Analysis at Queens ( She is Course Director of the MSc in Autism Specturm Disorders (MScASD) and also teaches on the MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis (MScABA).

This research has included a major study of autism services in Northern Ireland (BASE Project) as well as the development of SimpleSteps (Autism Edition;, an online learning resource for parents and professionals (cf.,

The objective of the research activity is to create an informed research agenda on alcohol and drugs use, a vital, one-stop resource for all those who aspire to make a difference.

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  • ABA-focussed PhD in any social important area (on-campus or distant learning options)
  • Applicants have to be Board Certified Behaviour Analysts or at least hold a MScABA
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Research students

PhD Title: Building Solidarity and Inclusion in the Classroom: The Good Behaviour Game.

Name: Caleb Coyle
Years of Study: 2014 - present
Country: Northern Ireland

PhD Title: Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Intervention for High-Functioning Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Name: Jason Majchrzak
Years of Study: 2015 - present
Country: USA



PhD Title: Improving Behavioural Safety for Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Name: Catriona Martin
Years of Study: 2012 - present
Country: Scotland

Alumni: where are they now?

Dr Montserrat Fargas

PhD Title: Children drawing their own conclusions: Transgenerational transmission of experiences of conflict and peace in Northern Ireland

Years of Study: Completed 2012
Current position: Research Fellow, Queen's University Belfast

Anna Logan

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Current position: Assistant professor at the School of Inclusive and Special Education, Institute of Education, Dublin City University

Dr Bronagh McKee 

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Current position: Senior Lecturer/Child Protection & Safeguarding Co-ordinator and Care Leaver Co-ordinator Education, Stranmillis University College

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