Meghana Wadnerkar Kamble


  • 2.18 Queens Building

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PhD projects

Attachment- development of intervention, assessment and cross-cultural attachment patterns Observational/behavioural analysis Communication skills training

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Personal profile


I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I have a background in clinical psychology. My research is in communication and relationship science across the developmental lifespan.  


Lecturer in Psychology on the Speech and language Therapy programme, July 2012-current, UEA, UK   

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, May 2012- July 2012, Liverpool Hope University, UK

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, December 2009- March 2012, Child and Family Research Programme, NIHR-National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing, University of Nottingham, UK

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, February 2009- December 2009, University of Nottingham, UK

Research Assistant (Ad-Hoc work), 2005-2008, University of Sheffield, UK

Tutor, 2004-2007, Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Senior Residential Mentor, 2007-2009, Accommodation and Campus Services, University of Sheffield, UK

Senior Clinical Psychologist (Paediatrics), 1999-2003, Drishti-A Developmental Learning Centre, Mumbai, India

Research Group Membership

HSC-UEA Research Groups: Health Promotions; Dementia and Complexity in Later Life; Cognition and Communication

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

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Applied developmental science; Communication and relationship science. Main focus of my work is in parenting, early communication and attunement in childhood developmental disability. This work has so far led to papers on intervention, methodology and book chapters, collaborations with community, clinical colleagues, and local enterprise.  

Specific research interests

  • Parenting and early speech, language and communication
  • Family and community based interventions for mental health and wellbeing

  • Family centered practices

  • Women's health
  • Health inequalities 


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

  • Quantitative 

  • Mixed methods

Clinical interests/remit 

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

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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

PPD sessions for PGRs on Team Working

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

 External examiner- Pre-reg SLT and Speech Sciences

Administrative Posts

Module coordinator- Foundations, BSc SLT, Year 1 [2015 onwards]

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

Module coordinator- 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]

Professional Activities

Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Member of the UEA HSC-Research Executive (past)

Registered Member, Pearson Assessment

Rehabilitation Psychologist, Rehabilitation Council of India

External Activities

Manuscript Reviewer

British Journal of Developmental Psychology

Child Language Teaching and Therapy

Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

Frontiers in Child Health and Human Development 

Frontiers in Pediatrics

Grants Reviewer

NIHR RfPB Programme

Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme


Enterprise and Engagement activities

Development and delivery of training on topics related to communication, relation, health and well-being.

Communication Skills Training for health care staff- 2012 onwards

Dementia Care Coach- Communication skills; Understanding the reality and responding with relevance; Recognising and establishing relationships- 2013-2014

Children's Health and Well-Being- UEA International Summer School-2014 

 *Tedesco-Triccas, L., Kamble, M., Herbert, N and Thompson , A. (February 2015). Simulation Bariatric Training for Health Care Professional. £8442, Health Education East of England. (MK’s specific topic: Identifying and addressing psychological aspects in bariatric care)

Trustee- Lotus Children's Education Trust (UK Registered Charity, Number 1170236)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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


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