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Dr Kyle R Dyer

Reader in Distance Learning in Mental Health

BA(Hons), PGDip Psych Prac, PhD



IoPPN Director of Distance Learning

Academic Lead for Online Education: Kings Online

PLuS Alliance Fellow



Dr Dyer is Reader in Distance Learning in Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN; Kings College London), Academic Lead for Online Education at Kings Online and Chair of the KCL Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Strategy Committee. He has extensive experience in higher education delivered through various modalities (e.g. didactic, blended, distance education, MOOC), workforce development and instructional design. He is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Psychology, London South Bank University and External Examiner at St Georges University of London.

He received an Excellence in Teaching Awards from the University of Western Australia (2006), Most Innovative Teacher Award at the IoPPN (2014) and was nominated for a Kings Award (Kings College London) for enhancing the Student Experience in 2012, 2015 &2016. He has received a National Australian Drug & Alcohol Award: Excellence in Treatment for establishing the East Perth Neuropsychology Clinic.

Kyle's current research areas are the development and implementation of online education for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, the relationship between alcohol concentration and psycho-behavioural and impairment in executive function, workforce development within mental health related fields, and individual and organisational mediators of innovation adoption. He has established an ongoing collaboration with the School of Psychology, Monash University to conduct a research programme to improve the online education delivery and associated learner experience.


Selected Publications


Books and Book Chapters

Moss, AC., Dyer, KR. (2010) Psychology of Addictive Behaviours. London: Palgrave MacMillan  ISBN-10: 0230272223; ISBN-13: 978-0230272224

Arabic translation rights sold 2014

Japanese translation rights sold 2016

Second Edition Commissioned 2017


Scallan, E., Calder, R., Treloar, C., Dyer, KR (2017) hepatitis C knowledge and training among people working in the alcohol and other drugs sector in Great Britain. Drug & Alcohol review (In Press)

Kelly, P., Hegarty, J, Barry, J., Dyer, KR, Horgan A (2017) The relationship between staff perceptions of organisational readiness to change and client outcomes in substance misuse treatment programmes: A systematic review. Journal of Substance Use (In review)

Kelly, P., Hegarty, J, Dyer, KR, Horgan, A (2017) A systematic review of the relationship between staff perceptions of organizational readiness to change and the process of innovation adoption in substance misuse treatment programs. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 80, 6-25

Calder, R, Ainscough, T, Kimergard, A, Witton, J, Dyer, KR (2017) Online training for substance misuse workers: A systematic review. Drugs Education Prevention & Policy. Early Online May 3, 2017 pp1-13

Kravariti,E, Gillespie,A., Smart,S; Mayberry,C; Meehan,A; Breama, D; Musiat,P; Vitoratou,S; Stahl,D; Dyer,KR; Shergill,S; Coate,K; Yiend J (2017) Engagement and Experience  - Case studies of practice - Applying the Higher Education Academy framework for partnership in learning and teaching in higher education to online partnership learning communities: A case study and an extended model. Teaching and Learning Inquiry

Smith-Spark JH, Moss AC and Dyer KR (2016) Do baseline executive functions mediate prospective memory performance under a moderate dose of alcohol?. Front. Psychol. 7:Article 1325.

Moss, AC, Albery, IP, Dyer, KR., Frings, D., Humphreys, K., Inkelaar, T., Harding, T. (2015) The effects of responsible drinking messages on attentional allocation and drinking behaviour. Addictive Behaviours, 44, 94-101

Moss, AC., Dyer, K., Albery, I., Allsop, S., Kypriou, K. Erskine, J. (2010) Alcohol pharmacokinetics, decision making and folk wisdom: A Reply to Moxnes and Jensen (2009) Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 109, 1-3.

Weinborn, M., Woods, S.P., Fox, A., Dyer, K. & Moyle, J. (2010). Prospective memory deficits among polysubstance dependent individuals in treatment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16 (Suppl 1.), 35.

Moss, AC., Dyer, KR., Albery, I. (2009) Knowledge of drinking guidelines does not guarantee sensible drinking: Evidence from London medical students. The Lancet, 374, 1242.

Wilkinson, C., Dyer, KR, Ilett, KF, Page-Sharp, M. (In Press) Oral fluid as a matrix for therapeutic drug monitoring: Development of an HPLC method for R- and S- methadone in oral fluid and preliminary investigation of R- and S-methadone concentrations in paired oral fluid and plasma samples. Under Review.

Schubert, S., Hansen, S., Dyer, K., Rapley, M. (2009) ‘ADHD sufferer’ or ‘illicit drug user’? The management of medico-moral membership categories by users of drug dependence services. Discourse & Society 20(4) 499-516.

Cruickshank, C., Dyer, KR. (2009) A review of the clinical pharmacology of methamphetamine. Addiction, 104, 1085-1099.

Cruickshank, C., Montebello, M., Dyer, K.R., Quigley, A., Blaszczyk, J., Tomkins, S., Shand, D. (2008) A placebo-controlled trial of mirtazapine for the management of methamphetamine withdrawal. Drug & Alcohol Review, 27(3), 326-333. 

Dyer, KR., Wilkinson, C. (2008) The detection of illicit drugs in oral fluid: A potential strategy to reduce illicit drug-related harm. Drug & Alcohol Review, 27(1), 99-107. 

Wilkinson, C., Dyer, K.R., Mitchell, T., Ilett, K and Wolff, K (2007) A novel matrix for therapeutic drug monitoring in methadone maintenance patients: are oral fluid methadone levels useful? Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 29(4) p 481-2 

Wilkinson, C., Dyer, K.R., Ilett, K and O’Halloran, S (2007) Oral fluid as a matrix for detecting illicit drug use: The validity of bench-top immunoassay screening. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 29(4) p 499 

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