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Professor Mickey Keenan

Professor of Behaviour Analysis

Profile image of Professor Mickey Keenan


Psychology Research


Room G119 Cromore Road Coleraine Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA



Mickey Keenan is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. He has supervised 17 Phd students to completion and has a record of over 60 publications in a broad range of topics (e.g., autism, gerontology, precision teaching, bereavement, sex abuse, video modeling, stimulus equivalence, schedules of reinforcement with humans and non-humans, private events, teaching about behavior analysis) As well as four books and over 30 invited presentations world-wide.

Mickey has received numerous awards for his community work in helping parents of children with autism including the Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity (British Psychological Society), the Distinguished Community Fellowship (Ulster University), the Personal Achievement Award (New York State Association for Behavior Analysis), Award for Public Service in Behavior Analysis (Society for Advancement of Behavior Analysis), the Michael Hemmingway Award (Behavior Analysts Certification Board), Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis(Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis), and the first International Advocacy Award from Autism Speaks.

He is the founder of the registered charity Parent’s Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT), and is a Trustee of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

Mickey spearheaded the masters course in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Ulster University and lead two European projects to develop an online multimedia training course in Behaviour Analysis that has been translated into nine languages. He also has a tutorial on challenging behaviour.