The Tizard Centre

Jim Mansell Memorial Lecture

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SPECS group, mcch Kent helping out at the Jim Mansell Memorial Lecture 2017

Each year the Tizard Centre hosts a lecture at the University of Kent and we invite a mixture of public figures and distinguished academics to discuss a subject of interest to a wide audience from within and outside the university. The evening is an important way of highlighting issues that we care strongly about and of bringing together people from a range of backgrounds, many of whom we have worked with in the past or are currently working with. The lecture is free of charge and open to all - UKC students, staff and external visitors are warmly invited to attend.   

The 2017 lecture was given by Henny M.J. van Schrojenstein Lantman de Valk "We're getting better! Steps forward in primary health care for people with intellectual disabilities".
Henny Lantman is Emeritus Professor of health care for people with intellectual disabilities at the Department of Primary and Community Health Care at Radboud University Medical Centre at Nijmegen, Netherlands. Her research focuses on primary health care for people with intellectual disabilities and includes doctor-patient communication, proactive health care, healthy living and patient participation. She was involved in getting the topic of 'health of people with intellectual disabilities' included in the curriculum of undergraduate medical students at Radboudumc and has been working as a physician for people with intellectual disabilities for nearly forty years.

Her talk attracted an audience of around 100 people and proved very popular. Members of the SPECS team also came along to help with registration at the event.
To watch the lecture (Youtube)

The lecture in 2018 will be held on Friday 2 March with Tom Shakespeare, Professor of Disability Research, Norwich Medical School, as the Speaker.

Jim Mansell Memorial Lecture - photographs from our annual events


Henny Lantman Speaker

Lecture 2017

Kristianne Stewart, Prize Winner

Natalie Woods, Prize winner

Mark Anderton, Prize Winner

Donya Lamrhari, Prize Winner

Penny Vanderplank, Prize Winner

Hannah Stewart, Prize Winner

Georgina Watts - Patricia Collen Memorial prize

Lisa Richardson - TLDR prize winner

Roy Deveau - TLDR prize winner

Guests 2017

Guests 2017

Guests 2017

Guests 2017

Guests 2017

Guests 2017


Jill Bradshaw - after dinner speech


Previous Speakers

  • 2016 - Prof David Felce
  • 2015 - Vivien Cooper, OBE, Chief Executive Officer of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation
  • 2014 - Prof Pat Howlin, Emeritus Prof of Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London and Prof of Developmental Disorders at the University of Sydney (see resources section for video of this talk)
  • 2013 - David Behan, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission
  • 2012 - Prof Martin Knapp, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and King’s College London (KCL)
  • 2011 - Simon Duffy, Centre for Welfare Reform
  • 2010 - Professor Gerard Quinn, Director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the NUI Galway School of Law

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Last Updated: 12/07/2017