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Research interests

Dr Jennifer Allen, Director of the SHINE research lab (www.shineresearchlab.com), is a Reader and Director of Research on the DClinPsy programme. She is also Clinical Psychologist, specialising in child emotional and behavioural disorders. The SHINE research lab is dedicated to understanding the role of ecological processes in shaping risk pathways to child psychopathology, and the translation of models of risk and resilience into school and family-based interventions. Our work is also designed to inform practitioners how to best support adults who children most rely on for their social and emotional well-being: their parents and teachers.


PhD and DClinPsych Supervision

Jennifer Allen is available to supervise the following themes:

  • Parenting in relation to either child anxiety or callous-unemotional (CU) traits and antisocial behaviour
  • Child anxiety or CU traits and antisocial behaviour in the school context 
  • Child anxiety or CU traits and antisocial behaviour and stress generation
  • The role of positive emotions in CU traits and antisocial behaviour
  • Teacher or parent-focused intervention for child anxiety or CU traits and antisocial behaviour.
  • Cross-cultural comparisons of CU traits in Western and East Asian nations

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Macquarie University

Psychology (1st class), Bachelor of Arts, The University of Newcastle, Australia

External positions

Honorary member, University College London

Oct 2019 → …

Elected member, Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy (SSSP)

Jul 2019 → …

Member, Adoption and Impact Reference Panel, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Jan 2019 → …

External examiner, MSc in Children and Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice, University of Edinburgh

Oct 2015 → …

Editorial board member, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

2015 → …


  • child anxiety
  • callous-unemotional traits
  • parenting
  • teacher-child interaction
  • child antisocial behaviour
  • stressful life events
  • adverse childhood experiences

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Research Output 2002 2019

12 Citations (Scopus)

A Systematic Review of Risk and Protective Factors for Externalizing Problems in Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence

Fong, V. C., Hawes, D. & Allen, J. L., 1 Apr 2019, In : Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. 20, 2, p. 149-167 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access

Callous-Unemotional Traits and Academic Performance in Secondary School Students: Examining the Moderating Effect of Gender

Bird, E., Chhoa, C. Y., Midouhas, E. & Allen, J. L., 15 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 47, 10, p. 1639-1650 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Parent-dependent stressors and the onset of anxiety disorders in children: links with parental psychopathology

Allen, J. L., Sandberg, S., Chhoa, C. Y., Fearn, T. & Rapee, R. M., 1 Feb 2018, In : European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 27, 2, p. 221-231 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access