Katie Denman, Brief Biography

Katie DenmanKatie Denman is a Clinical Psychologist. Katie has worked clinically in a number of settings including child mental health and children with learning disabilities and been in involved in publications of research with children. Katie is also trained in the Foundation level of Family Therapy accredited by the Association of Family Therapy. Currently Katie works in a Child Development Centre with children with neuro-developmental conditions including Autism Spectrum Condition and their families.

Katie has now completed her doctoral research exploring family talk around a child’s behaviour before they have been given a diagnosis of ASC drawing on a synthetic approach of discursive psychology with conversational analysis tools. Katie has developed an interest in how whole families make sense of a child’s behaviour before it has been labelled by professionals and what this can add to our knowledge of what discourses families are bringing to ASC assessments.

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