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Magiati, Iliana
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Magiati, Iliana

Assistant Professor

D.Clin.Psy. (London), Ph.D. (London), M.Sc. (London), B.Sc. (London), B.Sc. (Athens)

Iliana is a chartered clinical psychologist. She completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. Prior to her clinical training, she completed a Ph.D. at St George's Hospital Medical School in early interventions for children with autism. She has worked as a research Psychologist in academic/ research settings with Prof. Howlin (IOP, UK) and Prof. Charman (IOE, UK) and as a clinical psychologist within multidisciplinary child development/ child psychology teams in the UK National Health Service (NHS). She has specific knowledge of and experience in the assessment, diagnosis and intervention of children and young people with ASD and other developmental and learning difficulties and in working with children and families. She is currently working on a number of research projects on screening and diagnosis of ASD; autistic traits and their relationship with anxiety difficulties; parental perspectives on the presentation and impact of anxiety in individuals with ASD; long term outcomes in individuals with ASD; anxiety and depression in school-aged Singaporean children. She is a member of the NUS Clinical Psychology Faculty and supervises postgraduate clinical psychology interns on their clinical placements. She is also the research co-ordinator of the NUS and NUS-UM clinical psychology programmes.

Research Interests:
  • Evidence-based psychological and educational interventions for children, young people and their families
  • Screening and early identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Autism traits in the general population and their relationship to mental health and well being
  • Anxiety difficulties in developmental disabilities
  • Cognitive behavioral interventions for children and adults, with a particular interest in anxiety disorders
Recent/ Representative Publications:
  • Moh, T.A. and Magiati, I. (2012).
    Factors associated with parental stress and satisfaction during the process of diagnosis of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6(1), 293-303.
  • Magiati, I., Moss, J, Charman, T. and Howlin, P. (2011).
    Patterns of change in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders who received community based comprehensive interventions in their pre-school years: a seven year follow up study.
    Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5(3), 1016-1027.
  • Howlin, P., Magiati, I., and Charman, T. (2009).
    A systematic review of early intensive behavioral interventions for children with autism.
    American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 114(1), 23-41.