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Professor Karola Dillenburger

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Professor Karola Dillenburger

Professor Karola Dillenburger

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

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.

Research Interests

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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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Public outreach & key achievements

Research students

PhD Title Building Solidarity and Inclusion in the Classroom: The Good Behaviour Game.
Name Caleb Coyle
Year of Study 2014 - present
Country Northern Ireland
PhD Title  Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Intervention for High-Functioning Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Name Jason Majchrzak
Year of Study 2015 - present
Country USA
PhD Title  Improving Behavioural Safety for Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Name Catriona Martin
Year of Study 2012 - present
Country Scotland



Alumni: Where are they now

PhD Title Children drawing their own conclusions: Transgenerational transmission of experiences of conflict and peace in Northern Ireland
Name Dr Montserrat Fargas
Year of Study Completed 2012
Current Position Research Fellow, Queen's University Belfast
Name Dr Bronagh McKee
Current Position Senior Lecturer/Child Protection & Safeguarding Co-ordinator and Care Leaver Co-ordinator Education, Stranmillis University College
Name Anna Logan
Current Position Assistant professor at the School of Inclusive and Special Education, Institute of Education, Dublin City University



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