DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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:
  • Magiati, I., Tay, X.W., & Howlin, P. (2012).
    Early comprehensive interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a critical synthesis of recent review findings.
    Neuropsychiatry, 2(6), 543-570.
  • Koh, H.C. Lim, S.H., Chan, J.G., Lin, B.M., Lim, H.H., Choo, S., & Magiati, I. (2014).
    The clinical utility of the Modified –Checklist for Autism in Toddlers with high risk 18 to 48 month old children in Singapore.
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(2), 405-416.
  • Magiati, I. , Chan, J.Y., Tan, J.W.L., & Poon, K.K.L. (2014).
    Do non-referred young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their caregivers agree when reporting anxiety symptoms? A preliminary investigation using the Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale.
    Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8(5), 546-558.