Meghana Wadnerkar Kamble


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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Family and community based interventions, Developmental Disorders, Women's health, and Health inequalities

Personal profile


I am an applied developmental psychologist (UK) with a practice and leadership background in clinical psychology (non-UK). I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. 

Career summary

I joined UEA as a lecturer in Psychology on the Speech and Language Therapy programme in 2012. I completed my PhD in Human Communication Sciences at the University of Sheffield, UK, in 2008. I was a postdoctoral researcher and fellow at the Nottingham University NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing from 2009 till 2012. I worked as a Senior Clinical Psychologist (Paediatrics) in a leading mental health organisation in Mumbai, India before moving into research and academia. 


Key Research Interests

Family centered practices for mental health and wellbeing of families of children with developmental disabilities. 

Specific interests: Parenting and early speech language and communication •Women's health • Video feedback interventions


  • Video feedback and video based micro-analysis of dyadic interactions (observational coding methods)

  • Quantitative 

  • Mixed methods

Clinical interests/remit 

  • Early interventions
  • Video Interaction Guidance- Trainee Practitioner- Member of Association of Video Interaction Guidance-UK (AVIG-UK)

Research Group or Lab Membership

HSC-UEA Research Groups: Lifespan Health Research Centre and, Inclusion and Communities

Member of ‘Putting Relational Interventions around Mental Wellbeing’ (PRIME), UK wide network, hosted by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Teaching Interests

Lead lectures and seminars on the undergraduate SLT and interdisciplinary modules (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Paramedic Sciences).

Areas of teaching: Biological, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology, Research Methods, Communication skills in healthcare setting

Special topics: Attachment, Early communication, Autism and Challenging behaviour

BSc (Hons) dissertation supervisor

MClinEd and MRes dissertation supervisor

Problem Based Learning (PBL) tutor- BSc SLT, Year 1 (2012-2015; 2021-current)

PPD sessions for PGRs on Team Working

Administrative Posts

Deputy Thematic Lead for UEA 'Health, wellbeing & social care'- ESRC SENSS DTP [February 2024 onwards]

Director of Postgraduate Research-School of Health Sciences [Oct 2022 onwards]

Chair of Exam Board Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care [October 2023 onwards]

Lead Adviser for pre-reg SLT cohorts Years 1-3 [Sept 2022-February 2024]

Module Organiser:

Foundations, BSc SLT, Year 1 [2015 onwards]

Mandatory Training portfolio- BSc SLT, OT, PT Years 1-3, MSc OT, PT Years 1-2 [2021-2022]

Research Skills, BSc, Year 2 Interdisciplinary module (SLT, PT and OT) [2013-2018]

Lifespan Development, BSc SLT, Year 2 [2012-2013]

Personal mentor to BSc students on the SLT course [2012 onwards]

Admissions Lead, BSc SLT programme [2012-2015]

External examiner- Pre-reg SLT and Speech Sciences at UK HEIs [2015- onwards]

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

Education/Academic qualification

University of East Anglia

Award Date: 1 Jun 2015

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

Master of Arts, University of Mumbai

Award Date: 1 Jan 1999

Bachelor of Arts, University of Mumbai

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

External positions

Committee Member, British Psychological Society, East of England Branch

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  • Psychology
  • Human communication sciences
  • Sequential analysis of dyadic interaction
  • Early intervention
  • Childhood developmental conditions
  • Video feedback
  • Attachment
  • Mental Health
  • Communication
  • Family centered interventions

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