Prof Jennifer Austin
MSc & PhD Psychology (Florida State University, USA)
Board Certified Behaviour Analyst
Head of Behaviour Analysis
Course Leader, MSc Behaviour Analysis & Therapy
Course Leader, PgDip Behaviour Analysis Supervised Practice
Recent Journal Articles
- Angelakis, I., Austin, J.L., & Gooding, P. A. (accepted).Childhood maltreatment and suicide attempts in prisoners: A systematic meta-analytic review. Psychological Medicine.
- Groves, E. A., & Austin, J. L. (accepted). Examining adaptations of the Good Behavior Game: A comparison of known and unknown criteria for winning. School Psychology Review.
- Joslyn, R. P., Donaldson, J. M., Austin, J. L., & Vollmer, T. R. (2019). Current research on the Good Behavior Game: A brief review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 811-815.
- Groves, E. A., & Austin, J. L. (2019). Does the Good Behaviour Game evoke negative peer pressure? An analysis in primary and secondary school classrooms. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 3-16.
- Angelakis, I., Lewis, V., Austin, J. L., & Panagioti, M. (2018). Examining the effects of punishment schedule density on the development and maintenance of avoidance and safety behaviors: Implications for exposure therapies. Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, 61, 172-179.
- Angelakis, I., Austin, J. L., Slater, C., & Roderique-Davies, G. (2017). Experiencing adverse social relationships: The development and validation of a self-report scale that measures individuals’ histories of social punishment (HoSP). Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-017-9641-7
- Angelakis, I., & Austin, J. L. (2017). The effects of the non-contingent presentation of safety signals on the elimination of safety behaviors: An experimental comparison between individuals with low and high obsessive-compulsive profiles. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 59, 100-106. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2017.12.005
- Groves, E. A., & Austin, J. L. (2017). An evaluation of interdependent and independent group contingencies during the Good Behavior Game. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 552-566.
- Donaldson, J. M., & Austin, J. L. (2017). Environmental and social factors in preventing, assessing, and treating problem behavior in young children. Policy Insights in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4, 9-16. doi: 10.1177/2372732216683964
Recent Conference Presentations
- Austin, J. L. (2019, May). Common mistakes behavior analysts make when working in schools (and what to do instead). Invited address presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- Austin, J. L., Scoble, K., Davies, L., & Angelakis, I. A. (2018, May). A comparison of positive and negative reinforcement with secondary school mathematics avoiders with emotional and behavioural disorders. Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention, San Diego, California, USA.
- Austin, J. L. (2017, April). School-based assessment and intervention for typically developing pupils. Invited paper presented at the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group, London, England.
Member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International
Member of the UK Society for Behaviour Analysis
Associate Editor, Education and Treatment of Children
Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Editorial Board, Behaviour Analysis Research and Practice
Editorial Board, Journal of Behavioural Education
President, UK Society for Behaviour Analysis
Advisor, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
Research interests include
- Assessment and intervention for typically developing children with challenging behaviour
- Teacher training and support for implementing classroom management systems and individual behaviour management programs
- Adapting behavioural interventions for children who have experienced trauma
- Applying behaviour analysis to promote positive behaviour change in prisons
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