2020: Jennifer L. Austin

Jennifer L. Austin received her Ph.D. in psychology from Florida State University, where she had the privilege of studying under the supervision of Dr. Jon Bailey. For more than 20 years, she has worked as a behavior analytic researcher and clinician, whilst also playing a key role in the development of behavior analysis programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. She currently serves as professor of psychology and head of behavior analysis at the University of South Wales (USW), where she directs the MSc in behavior analysis and therapy and PgDip in behavior analysis supervised practice. She also serves as the clinical director of the USW Behaviour Analysis Clinic, the only university-based behavior analysis clinic in Europe. Dr. Austin’s research and clinical interests have focused primarily on behavior analytic applications to mainstream education, as well as to underserved populations, including prisoners and children who have experienced trauma. She has been a key driver in the development of the UK Society for Behaviour Analysis, which seeks to protect consumers whilst also working toward professional recognition of behavior analysts in the UK. Dr. Austin has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is a former associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and Education and Treatment of Children.


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