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Lisa has an MSc in Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental disabilities from the Tizard Centre and has been involved in research and service evaluations within the centre since 2007. Her current work explores the targeted victimisation of people with learning disabilities and autism and a multiple baseline study evaluating a drama based intervention for children with autism.
Lisa contributes to the work of the Policy Research Unit in Quality and Outcomes of Person-centred Care (QORU). Recently Lisa has collaborated with Dr Julie Beadle-Brown and other colleagues to produce a training manual for Pavilion called Promote Active Support (see publications).
Lisa has also been involved in an evaluation of the NAS SPELL framework training and for her Masters dissertation she conducted an exploratory study of the awareness and prevalence of the SPELL framework in services. Other research she has contributed to looks at the measurement of quality of life in care homes for older adults and people with learning disabilities, costs and outcomes of skilled support and the needs, service receipt and related costs for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. Lisa has spent over ten years working with people with autism and learning disabilities in different capacities. Her fascination in autism arouse from her time spent volunteering with the National Autistic Society whilst completing her Psychology degree. Lisa was a Children’s Service Manager for Barnardo’s and was as a manager in a residential shared care home for young adults with autism run by Action for Children (then NCH).
Working alongside others and making a difference to the lives of children and families by providing individualised care and support has been a great passion for Lisa. This hands-on experience has fuelled her on-going interests in the areas of personalisation and quality of life. Lisa takes a particular interest in issues affecting children and adults with autism as well as individuals with more severe and profound disabilities and complex needs.
Teaching Lisa has taught and held seminars on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the Tizard Centre. In particular she has covered topics on academic development, person-centred active support, participation and skill development as well as experimental designback to top
Beadle-Brown, J. D., Richardson, L.J., Ashman, B., Ockenden. J. & Mansell. J. (2012). Promote Active Support. A training pack to enable health and social care staff to work towards credits for unit LD303. Brighton: Pavilion Publishing. http://www.pavpub.com/p-364-ld303-promote-active-support-trainer-pack.aspxhttp://www.pavpub.com/p-365-ld303-promote-active-support-learner-workbook.aspx back to top
- Living in Fear - Better outcomes for people with learning disabilities and autism. With Julie Beadle-Brown, Colin Guest and Aida Malovic. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
- Imagining Autism: Drama, performance and intermediality as interventions for autistic spectrum conditions. With Dr Julie Beadle-Brown, Dr Nicola Shaughnessy, Dr Melissa Trimingham, Dr David Wilkinson, Dr Jennifer Leigh and Beckie Whelton. Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council.
- Policy research unit in quality and outcomes of person-centred care (QORU). Contributing to the engagement and measurement themes: A04 Use of data on outcomes and quality of services in decision making about services for people with intellectual disabilities and autism. The Policy research Unit in Quality and Outcomes of person-centred care (QORU) is a collaboration involving researchers in health and social care from the Universities of Kent, Oxford and the London School of Economics (LSE) with funding from the Department of Health.
- Adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities in an English county: needs, services and costs. With Dr Julie Beadle-Brown, Professor Jim Mansell, Beckie Whelton and Penny Southern. Funded by Kent County Council CI.
- Costs and outcomes of skilled support for people with complex needs. With Dr Julie Beadle-Brown, Professor Glynis Murphy, Dr Jenny Beecham, Dr Jennifer Leigh and Beckie Whelton. Funded by NIHR, SSCR.
- Lisa contributed to the preparation of data for reports in the study "Understanding organisational factors that impact on person centred practice and quality of life outcomes for residents with complex needs" funded by Office of Senior Practitioner, Victoria, Australia.
- Lisa assisted Professor Jim Mansell and Dr Julie Beadle-Brown in their systematic review of dispersed and clustered houseing for disabled adults for the national Disability Authority in Ireland.
For research purposes Lisa is trained to administer the following assessments:
- Autism Diagnosis Observational Scale (ADOS)
- Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)
- Wechsler Pre-school and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WIPPSI)
- Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF)
- Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scale (VABS)
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Under the supervision of Peter McGill Lisa co-ordinated and implemented the collection of data for a large scale service review commissioned by an organisation in the north of England..back to top