Reader in Psychiatry
I am a Reader in the Mental Health Sciences Unit at UCL. I have been working for many years in the field of lifelong disability and with people with complex needs, including mental health problems and challenging behaviour.
My research includes:
1. applied health services research
with an emphasis on evaluating interventions that are clinically and cost
effective and benefit people with learning disabilities;
2. overlapping interests with other colleagues in ageing and learning disability; young persons with learning disabilities in transition and stigma associated with intellectual disability;
3. international teaching and training in learning disabilities particularly in low and middle income countries.
I supervise MSc and PhD students with research interests in the area of learning disabilities. I am involved in the training of undergraduate medical students and train doctors who specialise in the psychiatry of learning disabilities. I have co-edited a textbook on mental health and learning disabilities (2009) and guest edited the learning disabilities issues of Psychiatry (2009). I was appointed NICE Fellow (2011-2014) with a view to improving standards of care and implementation of NICE guidance in clinical practice.
I am the Finance Officer of the Faculty of the Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities executive, Royal College of Psychiatrists, co-chair of the IASSID Special interest Research Group in Challenging Behaviour and Mental Health and on the editorial board of Advances in Mental Health Intellectual Disabilities. I have published extensively in the area of learning disability and mental health."
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