Clare Melvin


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Clare joined the UEA as a Lecturer in 2020 following submission of her PhD in Applied Psychology.  Clare was awarded a University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship to explore the use of adapted sex offender treatment programmes for individuals with autism spectrum conditions.  She has worked in clinical and research roles within NHS and independent healthcare services with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health and/or forensic needs.  Clare’s research interests focus on this population across the lifespan and include child development and early intervention, assessment and treatment (adults and adolescents), as well as social policy, health and social care inequalities and involvement with the criminal justice system.

Clare holds a PhD in Applied Psychology (University of Kent, 2020), an MSc in Psychological Research Methods from the University of Edinburgh (2008), a Diploma in Psychology (The Open University, 2005) and a BA (Hons) in Communication Studies (Nottingham Trent University, 2003).

Clare has also provided research and consultancy services to The Challenging Behaviour Foundation and British Institute of Learning Disabilities, and worked with the autism assessment team at the Tizard Centre, being trained in use of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) for clinical and research purposes.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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