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  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 694 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
1981 …2019
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Mickey Keenan is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (DR). He has supervised 17 Phd students with 100% success 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. These 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 ( His interest in developing multimedia material for disseminating both applied and conceptual issues in behaviour analysis is evident in his tutorial on challenging behaviour (, his Youtube presentations on misinformation on the use of ABA for autism in N. Ireland (Part 1; Part 2; Part 3, his presentation in Stormont on how politics interfere with science-based-policy decisions for autism provision ( and his innovative approach to explaining how a science of behaviour addresses the topic of private events (i.e., thinking etc) (Private Events 1,, (Private Events 2,, (Black Box,

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behavior analysis Social Sciences
autism Social Sciences
Autistic Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
parents Social Sciences
Tics Medicine & Life Sciences
parent education Social Sciences
Sanitation Medicine & Life Sciences
Hypnosis Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1981 2019

Technology and Behaviour Analysis in Higher Education

Keenan, M., Presti, G. & Dillenburger, K., 11 Aug 2019, In : European Journal of Behaviour Analysis.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Discrete Trial Teaching: A study on the comparison of three training strategies

Booth, N. & Keenan, M., 5 Oct 2018, In : Interdisciplinary Education and Psychology. 2(2):3, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
teaching method

How 'Fake News' Affects Autism Policy

Keenan, M. & Dillenburger, K., 9 May 2018, In : Societies. 8, 2, p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
behavior analysis
scientific discipline

Poser Applied: Creating Poser Animations for Applied Behavioural Analysis Teaching and Demonstration Purposes

Cadieux, L., Keenan, M. & Dillenburger, K., 24 May 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Acoustic waves