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Christopher is a research assistant currently working with Peter McGill on the project 'Preventing challenging behaviour of adults with complex needs in supported accommodation'. Christopher has a BSc in Psychology with Biology from the University of Leicester and an MSc in Forensic Psychology from the University of Kent.
His past employment includes working with adults with learning disabilities, for Mencap as a support worker. Also working with adults with learning disabilities who display challenging behaviour for the Huntercombe Group, as a support worker and voluntary assistant psychologist.back to top
Christopher is currently involved in a project titled 'Preventing challenging behaviour of adults with complex needs in supported accommodation'
Some people with learning disabilities display "challenging" behaviour such as aggression, destruction or self-injury. Such behaviour is difficult to manage and sometimes leads to restrictive practices such as restraining the person.
Managing challenging behaviour often requires changes in social care arrangements. Provision of social care arrangements that make challenging behaviour less likely would reduce the need for individually-focused "treatment". This project evaluates this approach to preventing challenging behaviour.back to top