I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I have a background in clinical psychology. My research is in communication and relationship science across the developmental lifespan.  


Lecturer in Psychology on the Speech and language Therapy programme, July 2012-current, UEA, UK   

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, May 2012- July 2012, Liverpool Hope University, UK

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, December 2009- March 2012, Child and Family Research Programme, NIHR-National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing, University of Nottingham, UK

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, February 2009- December 2009, University of Nottingham, UK

Research Assistant (Ad-Hoc work), 2005-2008, University of Sheffield, UK

Tutor, 2004-2007, Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Senior Residential Mentor, 2007-2009, Accommodation and Campus Services, University of Sheffield, UK

Senior Clinical Psychologist (Paediatrics), 1999-2003, Drishti-A Developmental Learning Centre, Mumbai, India

All Publications

Kamble, M., Lam-Cassettari, C., James, D.


Enhancing parent–child communication and parental self-esteem with a video-feedback intervention: Outcomes with prelingual deaf and hard-of-hearing children,

in Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education



pp. 266-274

Full Text UEA Repository



Kamble, M., Lam-Cassettari, C., James, D.


Making a Complex Family Centred Intervention–Based Research Fully Inclusive and Data Driven: An Exploratory Study Using Single Cases,

Sage Publications Ltd

Full Text UEA Repository



James, D., Kamble, M., Lam-Cassettari, C.


Video feedback intervention: a case series in the context of childhood hearing impairment,

in International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders



pp. 666-678

Full Text UEA Repository



James, D., Wadnerkar, M., Lam-Cassettari, C., Kang, S., Telling, A.


Thin Slice Sampling of Video Footage for Mother/Child Interaction: Application to Single Cases,

in Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment



pp. 351-360

Full Text UEA Repository



Cowell, P., Ledger, W., Wadnerkar, M., Skilling, F., Whiteside, S.


Hormones and dichotic listening: Evidence from the study of menstrual cycle effects,

in Brain and Cognition



pp. 256-262

Full Text UEA Repository



Wadnerkar, M., Pirinen, T., Haines-Bazrafshan, R., Rodgers, J., James, D.


A single case study of a family-centred intervention with a young girl with cerebral palsy who is a multimodal communicator,

in Child: Care, Health and Development



pp. 87-97

Full Text UEA Repository



Rees, J., Regunath, G., Whiteside, S., Wadnerkar, M., Cowell, P.


Adaptation of wavelet transform analysis to the investigation of biological variations in speech signals,

in Medical Engineering & Physics



pp. 865-871

Full Text UEA Repository



Wadnerkar, M., Whiteside, S., Cowell, P.


Dichotic listening asymmetry: Sex differences and menstrual cycle effects,

in Laterality



pp. 297-309

Full Text UEA Repository



Wadnerkar, M., Cowell, P., Whiteside, S.


Speech across the menstrual cycle: A replication and extension study,

in Neuroscience Letters



pp. 21-24

Full Text UEA Repository



Key Research Interests

Applied developmental science; Communication and relationship science. My work uses principles of relation based care and communication in health and social care research.

Main focus of my work is in parenting, early communication and attunement in childhood developmental disability. This work has so far led to papers on intervention, methodology and one online book chapter, collaborations with community, clinical colleagues, and with a local enterprise.  

Specific research interests

  • Family and community based interventions for mental health and wellbeing

  • Evaluating and developing communication and attunement based interventions and outcome measures 


  • Video feedback and video based micro-analysis of dyadic interactions (observational coding methods)

  • Quantitative 

Clinical interests/remit 

  • Video Interaction Guidance- Trainee Practitioner- Member of Association of Video Interaction Guidance-UK (AVIG-UK)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Research Group Membership

HSC-UEA Research Groups: Health Promotions; Dementia and Complexity in Later Life; Cognition and Communication

Member of ‘Putting Relational Interventions around Mental Wellbeing’ (PRIME), UK wide network, hosted by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Teaching Interests

Lead lectures and seminars on the undergraduate SLT and interdisciplinary modules (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Paramedic Sciences).

Areas of teaching: Biological, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology, Research Methods, Communication skills in healthcare setting

Special topics: Attachment, Early communication, Autism and Challenging behaviour

BSc (Hons) dissertation supervisor

PPD sessions for PGRs on Team Working

Problem Based Learning (PBL) tutor- BSc SLT, Year 1 (2012-2015)

 External examiner- Pre-reg SLT and Speech Sciences

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

Manuscript Reviewer

British Journal of Developmental Psychology

Child Language Teaching and Therapy

Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

Frontiers in Child Health and Human Development (Review Editor)

Grants Reviewer

NIHR RfPB Programme

Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme

Enterprise and Engagement activities

Development and delivery of training on topics related to communication, relation, health and well-being.

Communication Skills Training for health care staff- 2012 onwards

Dementia Care Coach- Communication skills; Understanding the reality and responding with relevance; Recognising and establishing relationships- 2013-2014

Children's Health and Well-Being- UEA International Summer School-2014 

 *Tedesco-Triccas, L., Kamble, M., Herbert, N and Thompson , A. (February 2015). Simulation Bariatric Training for Health Care Professional. £8442, Health Education East of England. (MK’s specific topic: Identifying and addressing psychological aspects in bariatric care)

Trustee- Lotus Children's Education Trust (UK Registered Charity, Number 1170236)


Professional Activities

Member of the UEA HSC-Research Executive

Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Registered Member, Pearson Assessment

Rehabilitation Psychologist, Rehabilitation Council of India

Administrative Posts

Module coordinator- Foundations, BSc SLT, Year 1 [2015 onwards]

Module coordinator- Research Skills, BSc, Year 2 Interdisciplinary module (SLT, PT and OT) [2013 onwards]

Module coordinator- Lifespan Development, BSc SLT, Year 2 [2012-2013]

Personal mentor to BSc students on the SLT course [2012 onwards]

Admissions Lead, BSc SLT programme [2012-2015]