Dr Nick Gore

Reader in Intellectual & Developmental Disability,
Co-Director of The Tizard Centre
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Dr Nick Gore


Dr Gore is a Reader, Clinical Psychologist, Behaviour Analyst and Researcher in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disability.  He is currently co-head of Tizard Centre. He began work at Tizard in 2007 motivated by the Centre's commitment to support quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through high quality research and innovative teaching programmes.  

He has held a variety of teaching and consultancy roles and has completed and developed research that aims to increase both the evidence base for supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actual use of this in practice. He has had several split posts and secondments with the NHS working as a clinical psychologist to support both children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Research interests

Dr Gore has a broad range of research interests:

  • behaviour that challenges
  • positive behavioural support
  • emotional wellbeing and support for staff and family carers  
  • early intervention 
  • alternatives to the use of residential schooling
  • service frameworks and pathways relating to these areas


Nick has lectured, convened, tutored and supervised across the majority of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as supervising a number of PhD students. 


Nick has supervised a number of PhD students to successful completion. He currently supervises several PhD students whose work focuses on PBS, early intervention, caregivers and children with disabilities. 


  • Chartered member of the British Psychological Society
  • Registered with the Health Professional council
  • Board Certified Behaviour Analyst
  • core member of the Challenging Behaviour National Strategy Group
  • member of the project management team at the Sharland Foundation Developmental Disabilities ABA Research and Impact network (SF-DARIN)   
  • Founding member of the PBS Academy
  • Trustee to Challenging Behaviour Foundation

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