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Biography

Dr Mark Kennedy is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow and a researcher on the English and Romanian Adoptees (ERA) study at King's College, London.

His postdoctoral work has focused on the developmental outcomes of extreme early adversity, including ADHD/neurodevelopmental disorders, attachment and mental health.

Alongside this, he has specialised in mixed methods approaches to research methodology. Previously, his doctoral research aimed to look at various aspects of attachment theory and its application, including; issues of measuring attachment, attachment theory and the non-nuclear family, the application of attachment theory to fathers and single parents.

Before joining KCL, Mark taught qualitative research methods at postgraduate level at the University of Southampton and has taught on various modules at undergraduate level.

Research interests

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Adversity
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Mental Health
  • Attachment
  • Mindfulness
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Mixed methods research

Teaching

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Child Development
  • Psychology and Neuroscience of Affective Disorders
  • Psychological Foundations of Mental Health
  • Mindfulness; Neuroscience and Application
  • Lead educator on the Understanding ADHD MOOC