Dr John McMullen is an Educational and Child Psychologist currently employed as a Senior Lecturer at Stranmillis University College, Belfast. He was previously the allocated psychologist for a number of schools across Belfast. Prior to training as a psychologist John worked as a primary school teacher.
Alongside these roles John has been a regular visitor to Africa. He has developed, delivered and evaluated mental health and psychosocial interventions for children in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He was awarded the Praxis Care research award for his work with former child soldiers in DRC and his research has been published in a number of high-impact international journals.
John’s current research is focused on writing and implementing a manualised, teacher-led, life-skills programme for schools in Uganda.