The CIDDR Team
|Prof. Angela Hassiotis||Prof. Katrina Scior||Dr Afia Ali|
We are a team of professionals from a range of disciplines, with psychiatry and clinical psychology at the core.
Emma is a Research Assistant developing and evaluating individual Cognitive Stimulaiton Therapy for people with intellectual disability and dementia. Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) is a cognitive intervention delivered by carers at home. This project is led by Dr Afia Ali and funded by the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund.
Jessica is a Research Assistant on the Intensive Support Team-ID (IST-ID) research project funded by the National Institute of Health Research and led by Professor Angela Hassiotis. The project aims to identify and evaluate services across England that provide intensive support for adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.
Ola is a Research Assistant on the EPICC-ID trial. This project, led by Professor Angela Hassiotis is a RCT investigating the clinical and cost effectiveness of a parent mediated psychological intervention (Stepping Stones Triple P) in reducing challenging behaviour in pre-schoolers with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities.
Emma is a Research Assistant on the Befriending for People with Intellectual Disability trial led by Dr Afia Ali. This project is a pilot RCT investigating one to one befriending by volunteers, compare to Usual Care, in reducing symptoms of depression in people with intellectual disability.
Laura is a Research Assistant on the EPICC-ID trial. This project, led by Professor Angela Hassiotis is a RCT investigating the clinical and cost effectiveness of a parent mediated psychological intervention (Stepping Stones Triple P) in reducing challenging behaviour in pre-schoolers with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities.
|Victoria Ratti |
Victoria has been working with Professor Angela Hassiotis on various projects. She is currently the project manager of the Intensive Support Teams-ID (IST-ID)study, which is funded by the NIHR. The study aims to map and evaluate the effectiveness of intensive support teams for adults with intellectual disabilites and challenging behaviour in England.
|Dr Rory Sheehan |
Dr Sheehan is an NIHR Research Fellow in intellectual disability. His major research interest is in psychotropic medication use. Dr Sheehan's current work involves developing and testing a method of medication optimisation for people with intellectual disability.
PhD/DClinPsy Research Students
Winnie is investigating how to combat stigma/prejudice associated with intellectual disabilities in Kenya as part of her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, under the supervision of Katrina Scior. See a summary of her work on our intellectual disability stigma blog.
Sophie is a trainee on UCL's Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. For her thesis, she is developing a measure to assess the extent to which individuals with intellectual disabilities internalise stigma, under the supervision of Katrina Scior.
Rebecca is studying the longer term outcomes of the Standing up for Myself (STORM) intervention as part of her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, under the supervision of Katrina Scior.
Nadia is evaluating the impact of 'Learn with Us', a new film based training intervention, on staff in learning disability services as part of her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is particularly interested in examining if Learn with Us affects empathy and partnership with family carers as well as choice/best interests. This research is supervised by Katrina Scior, Henrik Lynggaard and Clare Palmer and run in close partnership with Islington Family Carers and Center 404.
Kristina is a trainee on UCL's Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. For her thesis, she is assessing the feasibility of delivering a new psychosocial intervention designed to enhance the capacity of people with intellectual disabilities to manage and resist stigma, under the supervision of Katrina Scior.
Sophie is a trainee on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at UCL. For her thesis, she is investigating the feasibility of a direct contact interventions for children with and without intellectual disabilities, under the supervision of Katrina Scior. This study is run in partnership with the Royal Mencap Society.
As part of her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Natasha is studying the experience of affiliate stigma among families in the UK who have a child with intellectual disabilities. She is particularly interested in comparing differences in stigma experiences between White and South Asian families. This study is supervised by Katrina Scior and Afia Ali.
Deborah is a trainee clinical psychologist at UCL. For her thesis, Deborah is examining effective ways of challenging the stigma associated with intellectual disabilities in Nigeria, under the supervision of Katrina Scior.
Victoria is a PhD student within the Division of Psychiatry. For her PhD she is investigating the relationship between the care environment and challenging behaviour in adults with intellectual disabilities, and specifically whether providing care in a person-centred manner, encouraging autonomy, choice and communication is related to the occurrence of challenging behaviour.
- Dr Nick Bass, Division of Psychiatry, UCL
- Dr Sandra Baum, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
- Professor Paul Bebbington, Division of Psychiatry, UCL
- Jason Crabtree (Psychology Lead, CNWL Foundation Trust)
- Dr Deborah Chinn, NIHR Research Fellow, Kings College London
- Dr Claudia Cooper (Dept of Mental Health Sciences, UCL)
- Dr Ken Courtenay, Consultant Psychiatrist, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
- Dr Sophie Doswell, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Barnet Learning Disabilities Service
- Professor Adrian Furnham (Research Dept of Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology, UCL)
- Professor Nora Groce, Leonard Cheshire Chair & Director of the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre.
- Dr Ian Hall, Honorary Senior Lecturer & Consultant Psychiatrist, Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust
- Professor Richard Hastings, Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal & Research, University of Warwick.
- Professor Chris Hatton, Centre for Health Services Research, University of Lancaster
- Professor Andrew Jahoda, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow
- Dr Sujeet Jaydeokar, Consultant Psychiatrist, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
- Dr Maria Kett, Assistant Director, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre.
- Professor Michael King, Division of Psychiatry, UCL
- Professor Gill Livingston, Division of Psychiatry, UCL
- Dr Michael Patterson, Nanyang Technological University Singapore
- Professor Andre Strydom, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
- Dr Zuzana Walker, Dept of Mental Health Sciences, UCL
- Dr Shirli Werner, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel