The Tizard Centre

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    Emeritus Professor Jim Mansell 1952-2012
    Jim Mansell was Emeritus Professor of Learning Disability in the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent, England and Professor in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University, Melbourne. A Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Psychologist and an Academician of the Social Sciences. Professor Mansell founded the University’s Tizard Centre in 1983. A respected and influential figure in the field of learning disabilities and care environments, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to people with intellectual disabilities. He retired from the University in December 2010. Jim sadly passed away in March 2012.
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    Karen Hans
    Karen is a board Certified behaviour analyst, pursuing her PhD at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent. Karen obtained her BSc degree in Exceptional Student Education at the University of Central Florida and went on to obtain an MA at the Ohio State University in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
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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.
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    Professor Julie Beadle-Brown
    Julie Beadle-Brown is a Chartered Psychologist and is also Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Julie has worked at the Tizard Centre since 1995, when she was worked on an NHS R&D funded project with Prof. Glynis Murphy, examining the long-term outcomes for people with learning disabilities and people with autism.

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

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Last Updated: 14/07/2015