Portrait of Dr Peter Baker

Dr Peter Baker

Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability

About

Dr Peter Baker is a part-time Senior Lecturer and Chartered Clinical Psychologist.  He teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and is also a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BACB-D) and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Dr Baker has many years' experience as a clinician working for the NHS, primarily as a clinical psychologist in Sussex where he led one of the country's specialist support and intervention services for people with intellectual disabilities who present challenging behaviour. 

Research interests

Applied Behavioural Analysis, Positive Behavioural Support, Community Participation.

Dr Baker is a member of the project management group at the Sharland Foundation Developmental Disabilities ABA Research and Impact Network (SF-DDARIN)

He has been part of a working group for the recent NHS Protect "Meeting Needs and Reducing Distress guidance".  This focuses on an area of healthcare that can cause high levels of anxiety for patients, their families and healthcare professionals and looks at the management of clinically related challenging behaviour in NHS settings.

Teaching

Dr Baker teaches on the BSc, Grad Dip and other undergraduate modules as well as on postgraduate courses; IDD, Autism, ABA and PBS.

Supervision

Research in the area of emotional support of staff working in services for people with intellectual disabilities who present challenging behaviour.  

Professional

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BACB-D)
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

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