The Tizard Centre

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  • Beckie Whelton
    Beckie Whelton is an experienced research assistant, working with both qualitative and quantitative approaches, in the field of learning disabilities. She joined the Tizard Centre in 2003 working with Professor Mansell and Dr Julie Beadle-Brown and worked on an evaluation of Person Centred Active Support (PCAS) training. The majority of her work has continued to be in this area as well as expanding into the areas of out-of-area placements, Adult protection and People with Profound and Multiple Disabilities.
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    Eziafakaku (Ziffy) Nwokolo
    Eziafakaku (Ziffy) is a full-time PhD student at the Tizard Centre, supervised by Prof Peter Langdon and Prof Glynis Murphy. Her PhD research is focused on screening for Intellectual Developmental Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adolescents in Nigeria. She completed her MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis (IDD) at the Tizard Centre 2017 and her BSc with the University of Nigeria Nsukka 1990.
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    Dr Anne MacDonald
    Anne is the Head of Complex Needs for The Richmond Fellowship Scotland, a large social care provider in Scotland. As part of this role she has managed the organisation's Positive Behaviour Support team for the past 13 years.
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    Dr Jill Bradshaw
    Jill trained as a speech and language therapist. She worked in a community team supporting adults with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour in London, before joining the Tizard Centre in 1995. She was appointed as a honorary lecturer in 2003 but returned as a sessional teacher in 2010, after a career break. She now convenes the Undergraduate Autism Studies Programme and teaches on the Postgraduate Programmes in Intellectual Disabilities. Jill’s research interests include communication and challenging behaviour, person-centred active support, staff attributions, communication environments and total communication approaches.

Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7LR

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Last Updated: 14/07/2015