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UCL Unit for Stigma Research (UCLUS)

Generating Evidence to Challenge Stigma

Generating Evidence to Challenge Stigma

UCLUS was established as a new hub for innovation in research and theory production in the stigma field and to build capacity for high quality research in this field. We cross traditional boundaries between stigmatised conditions and disciplines, with a particular focus on stigma associated with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health problems, and dementia. Co-production with users and potential beneficiaries of research is at the heart of everything we do. Our current research falls into two broad areas:

UCLUS was formally launched on 16th February 2018.


We are grateful for support by the Wellcome Trust [Grant 210670/Z/18/Z].

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Research on Intellectual Disability Stigma

Our research aims to advance our understanding of intellectual disability stigma and of effective ways to challenge such stigma.

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Research on Stigma and Disclosure

Our research focuses on disclosure of mental health problems and of a dementia diagnosis as routes to reducing stress resulting from a perceived need for secrecy and challenging stigma.