Professor Mickey Keenan

Prof Mickey Keenan, School of Psychology, University of Ulster


Mickey Keenan is a professor at the School of Psychology, University of Ulster, and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has a record of over 50 publications in a range of different peer-reviewed journals as well as four books, numerous book chapters, five CD-ROMs. His peer-reviewed publications span a broad variety of areas including autism, gerontology, precision teaching, bereavement, sex abuse, video modeling, stimulus equivalence, schedules of reinforcement with humans and non-humans, private events, teaching about behavior analysis. He has received numerous awards for his work in bringing behaviour analysis to the community, including the Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity (The British Psychological Society), the Distinguished Community Fellowship (University of Ulster), the Personal Achievement Award (New York State Association for Behavior Analysis), and recently the Award for Public Service in Behavior Analysis (Society for Advancement in BehaviourAnalysis). Also, he has been an invited member of the ABA International Development Committee, is the Foundation Director of the registered charity Parents’ Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT;, and is on the Autism Advisory Board of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies ( Working along with PEAT he has pioneered the development of a multimedia tutorial in behaviour analysis for parents of children with autism that is currently being translated into Spanish, Norwegian, and German, and which is funded by Leonardo, part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme. He spearheaded the Masters course in Applied Behaviour Analysis at the University of Ulster.
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