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Towards Inclusion: Interventions to address Intellectual Disability Stigma

02 December 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Image of Lisa Richardson, Katrina Scior and Harry Roche

In this Lunch Hour Lecture Professor Katrina Scior, Lisa Richardson and Harry Roche will present research on a range of interventions to combat the stigma of intellectual disability.

This event is free.

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About the lecture:
In this talk Professor Scior will give an overview of stigma as it affects people with intellectual Disability stigma, and routes to reducing such stigma. Lisa Richardson will describe a UCL Unit for Stigma Research study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research programme, which works directly with people with intellectual disabilities in seeking to develop their capacity for stigma resistance. Harry Roche will talk about the central role of self-advocates in efforts to challenge stigma.

About the Speakers

Katrina Scior

Professor of Clinical Psychology and Stigma Studies at UCL Unit of Stigma Research (UCLUS)

Katrina is Director of the UCL Unit of Stigma Research (UCLUS).  Her research is focused on stigma associated with disability and mental health problems, with a particular focus on the development and evaluation of interventions aimed at reducing negative stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination faced by people with intellectual disabilities and their families. She is an expert advisor to national and international organisations in the disability field and research consultant on a new United Nations Project aimed at reducing stigma experienced by women and girls with disabilities globally.

Lisa Richardson

Research Fellow at UCL Unit of Stigma Research (UCLUS)

Lisa is a Research Fellow with UCLUS and the Study Manager for an NIHR funded study focused on evaluating the Standing up for myself (STORM programme), a psychosocial intervention aimed at enabling people with Intellectual Disability to manage and resit stigma. She is passionate about co-production in research with people with intellectual disabilities also works for the University of Canterbury in leading a programme on public engagement. 

Harry Roche

Inclusion Support officer and self-advocate at Inclusion International/ Royal Mencap Society

Harry is a Self-advocate who is currently on secondment from Royal Mencap Society to Inclusion International, a network for people with Intellectual Disabilities and their families. Harry leads the Empower Us programme, which works to develop a way for self-advocates around the world to connect with each other and share ideas for championing rights.