Dr Karen Ciclitira


NameDr Karen Ciclitira
Job titleAssociate Professor in Psychology
Research institute
Primary appointmentPsychology
Email addressK.Ciclitira@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7222-0334
Contact categoryResearcher

Research outputs

Overwhelmed and powerless: staff perspectives on mother - infant separations in English prisons

Powell, C., Ciclitira, K. and Marzano, L. 2020. Overwhelmed and powerless: staff perspectives on mother - infant separations in English prisons. Journal of Criminal Psychology. 10 (4), pp. 311-328. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCP-04-2020-0017

Mother-infant separations in prison. A systematic attachment-focused review of the academic and grey literature

Powell, C., Ciclitira, K. and Marzano, L. 2017. Mother-infant separations in prison. A systematic attachment-focused review of the academic and grey literature. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 28 (6), pp. 790-810. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2017.1324580

A sanctuary of tranquillity in a ruptured world: evaluating long-term counselling at a women’s community health centre

Ciclitira, K., Starr, F., Payne, N., Clarke, L. and Marzano, L. 2017. A sanctuary of tranquillity in a ruptured world: evaluating long-term counselling at a women’s community health centre. Feminism & Psychology. 27 (4), pp. 530-552. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353516685344

Non-suicidal self-harm amongst incarcerated men: a qualitative study

Marzano, L., Ciclitira, K. and Adler, J. 2016. Non-suicidal self-harm amongst incarcerated men: a qualitative study. Journal of Criminal Psychology. 6 (4), pp. 157-172. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCP-04-2016-0017

Mother-infant separations in prison. A systematic attachment-focused policy review

Powell, C., Marzano, L. and Ciclitira, K. 2017. Mother-infant separations in prison. A systematic attachment-focused policy review. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology. 28 (2), pp. 274-289. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2016.1204465

Evaluation of long-term counselling at a community health service for women who are on a low income

Payne, N., Ciclitira, K., Starr, F., Marzano, L. and Brunswick, N. 2015. Evaluation of long-term counselling at a community health service for women who are on a low income. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 15 (2), pp. 79-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733145.2013.877513

Responding to repetitive, non-suicidal self-harm in an English male prison: staff experiences, reactions, and concerns

Marzano, L., Adler, J. and Ciclitira, K. 2013. Responding to repetitive, non-suicidal self-harm in an English male prison: staff experiences, reactions, and concerns. Legal and Criminological Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/lcrp.12025

Women counsellors' experiences of personal therapy: A thematic analysis

Ciclitira, K., Starr, F., Marzano, L., Brunswick, N. and Costa, A. 2012. Women counsellors' experiences of personal therapy: A thematic analysis. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 12 (2), pp. 136-145. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733145.2011.645050

Comfort and challenge: A thematic analysis of female clinicians’ experiences of supervision

Starr, F., Ciclitira, K., Marzano, L., Brunswick, N. and Costa, A. 2013. Comfort and challenge: A thematic analysis of female clinicians’ experiences of supervision. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. 86 (3), pp. 334-351. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8341.2012.02063.x

The impact of prison staff responses on self-harming behaviours: prisoners’ perspectives

Marzano, L., Ciclitira, K. and Adler, J. 2011. The impact of prison staff responses on self-harming behaviours: prisoners’ perspectives. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 51 (1), pp. 4-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8260.2010.02007.x

Eating and drinking habits of young London-based Irish men: a qualitative study.

Kelly, A. and Ciclitira, K. 2011. Eating and drinking habits of young London-based Irish men: a qualitative study. Journal of Gender Studies. 20 (3), pp. 223-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2011.593322

‘Rights’ and ‘change’ roundtable: with the keynote speakers.

Ciclitira, K. 2008. ‘Rights’ and ‘change’ roundtable: with the keynote speakers. Psychology of Women Section 21st anniversary conference.. Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor.

To be or not to be … a psychologist: critical and feminist dilemmas.

Ciclitira, K., Capdevila, R., Marzano, L. and Adams, E. 2008. To be or not to be … a psychologist: critical and feminist dilemmas. 2008 BPS Annual Conference.. Dublin 04 Feb 2008

Counsellors’ experiences of working as volunteers at a women’s service.

Costa, A., Ciclitira, K. and Marzano, L. 2008. Counsellors’ experiences of working as volunteers at a women’s service. 2008 Psychology of Women Section 21st Anniversary Conference on 'Rights and Changes'.. Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor.

The impact of personal psychotherapy and supervision on volunteer counsellors.

Ciclitira, K., Marzano, L., Starr, F., Brunswick, N., Costa, A. and Berger, S. 2009. The impact of personal psychotherapy and supervision on volunteer counsellors. 2009 BPS Annual Conference. Brighton, UK 01 - 03 Apr 2009

Rights and change and the psychology of women. (conference report).

Ciclitira, K. 2009. Rights and change and the psychology of women. (conference report). Psychology of Women Section Review. 11 (1), pp. 17-19.

Justice and care: theorising the 'new man' and the 'caring father.'

Marzano, L., Capdevila, R., Ciclitira, K. and Lazard, L. 2009. Justice and care: theorising the 'new man' and the 'caring father.'. Psychology of Women Secton Review. 11 (2), pp. 11-20.

Being a man: justice and care.

Capdevila, R., Ciclitira, K., Lazard, L. and Marzano, L. 2006. Being a man: justice and care. Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference 2005.. University of Huddersfield. The British Psychological Society.

The good father: a qualitative analysis of a parenting workshop in a male UK prison.

Capdevila, R., Ciclitira, K. and Lazard, L. 2006. The good father: a qualitative analysis of a parenting workshop in a male UK prison. Mobility and conflict, Psychology of Women Section. Manchester Metropolitan University 05 - 07 Jul 2006 The British Psychological Society.

Men and dieting: a qualitative analysis

De Souza, P. and Ciclitira, K. 2005. Men and dieting: a qualitative analysis. Journal of Health Psychology. 10 (6), pp. 793-804. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105305057314

Conference report

Ciclitira, K. 2005. Conference report. International Society for Theoretical Psychology Conference.. Cape Town, South Africa. School of Health, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Middlesex University.

Psychology of innovation: classical perspectives.

Ciclitira, K. and D'Angour, A. 2004. Psychology of innovation: classical perspectives. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society. 12 (2).

Theoretical and ethical issues in conducting research at a women’s centre.

Ciclitira, K. and Marzano, L. 2004. Theoretical and ethical issues in conducting research at a women’s centre. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society. 12 (2).

Pornography, women and feminism: between pleasure and politics

Ciclitira, K. 2004. Pornography, women and feminism: between pleasure and politics. Sexualities. 7 (3), pp. 281-301. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363460704040143

Theoretical and ethical issues in conducting research at a women’s health centre.

Ciclitira, K., Marzano, L., Brunswick, N., Starr, F. and Berger, S. 2004. Theoretical and ethical issues in conducting research at a women’s health centre. Psychology of Women Section Review. 6 (1), pp. 60-69.

Researching pornography and sexual bodies

Ciclitira, K. 2002. Researching pornography and sexual bodies. The Psychologist. 15 (4), pp. 191-194.

The body

Ciclitira, K. and Weaver, J. 2002. The body. The Psychologist. 15 (4), pp. 180-198.

The pornographic body: embodiment or representation?

Ciclitira, K. 2001. The pornographic body: embodiment or representation? Proceedings of the British Psychological Society. 9 (1).
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