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Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014: Kent is judged to have world-leading research in all subjects submitted in the REF 2014

REF also assesses the impact that research has outside of academia.

Development and validation of a modified multiple errands test for adults with intellectual disabilities

Authors: Tom Steverson, Anna-Lynne R. Adlam & Peter E. Langdon

Abstract: Background:  The aims of the current study were to adapt a version of the MET for people with intellectual disabilities (IDs) and assess its ecological and construct validity. Material and Methods:  Using a correlational design, 40 participants with IDs were invited to complete a battery of neuropsychological assessments and the modified Multiple Errands Test for Intellectual Disabilities (mMET-IDs).  Results: The ability to successfully complete tasks on the mMET-IDs correlated significantly with measures of the Supervisory Attentional System, namely, the Tower of London Test and the Six Parts Test. However, performance on the mMET-IDs and the Six Parts Test could be accounted for by Verbal IQ and receptive vocabulary. The mMET-IDs failed to correlate with the DEX-IR. Conclusions:  The mMET-IDs can be successfully used to assess some aspects of the Supervisory Attentional System in people with IDs. Further development is needed, however, to improve the ecological validity of the mMET-IDs.

Cognitive behaviour therapy for men with ID and sexually abusive behaviour (SOTSEC-ID website)

Professor Glynis Murphy, Dr Neil Sinclair, Dr Peter Langon & Kathryn Heaton
Research Poster

Keep Safe: development and feasibility of a group intervention for young people with id and harmful sexual behaviour

Professor Glynis Murphy, Rowena Rossiter & Aida Malovic
Research Poster

Costs and outcomes of skilled support for adults with complex needs in supported accommodation

Dr Julie Beadle-Brown, Lisa Richardson, Beckie Whelton, Dr Jennifer Leigh, Jennifer Beecham & Theresa Baumker
Research Poster and project findings


Domestic violence and women with learning disabilities

Dr Michelle McCarthy, Siobhan Hunt & Karen Milne-Skillman
Research Poster

Early Intervention in challenging behaviour

Dr Nick Gore, Professor Peter McGill & Serena Brady
Research poster and project outline

Imagining Autism: Drama, performance and intermediality as interventions for autistic spectrum conditions

Dr Julie Beadle-Brown, Professor Nicola Shaughnessy, Melissa Trimmingham, David Wilkinson, Lisa Richardson, Beckie Whelton, Dr Jennifer Leigh.
Research poster and project outline

How do different welfare regimes influence outcomes of loneliness and subjective wellbeing?

Dr Rachel Forrester-Jones & Precious Sango
 How do different welfare regimes influence outcomes of loneliness and subjective wellbeing? An international comparative study of older people living within the UK, Italy and France 

Living in Fear: better outcomes for people with learning disabilities and autism

Dr Julie Beadle-Brown, Colin Guest, Lisa Richardson & Aida Malovic
Poster and finished report

OFFSCA-ID - costs and benefits of social care support for ex-offenders with intellectual disabilities

Professor Glynis Murphy, Dr Rachel Forrester-Jones, Dr Nick Gore, Professor Jenny Beecham, Dr Paraskevi Triantafyllopoulou, Pak Chiu, Emily Blake, Magali Barnoux & Jennifer Cooke.
Research poster


People with Aspergers syndrome and anxiety treatment trial (PAsSA)

Dr Peter Langdon, Professor Glynis Murphy, Aida Malovic & David Heavens
Research poster and project outline

Preventing challenging behaviour of adults with complex needs in support accommodation: a follow up study

Professor Peter McGill, Leah Vanono, Emmett Smyth, Will Clover, Vivien Cooper, Lisa Hopkins & Professor Glynis Murphy
Research poster and project outline

Use of data on outcomes and quality of services in decision making about services for people with id and autism

Dr Julie Beadle-Brown, Dr Agnes Turnpenny, Lisa Richardson & Beckie Whelton
Research poster and project outline




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