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Dr Janet Carr, OBE with Prof Glynis Murphy (right) and Dr Rachel Forrester-Jones

50th Anniversary Lecture 5 September 2015


Tizard Research Seminar Series

If you wish to attend any of the seminars please email us

Each academic year we have a series of research seminars. This year lectures will take place at 1630-1730 hrs and will be held in the teaching room at Cornwallis East, University of Kent, Canterbury.

They are followed by an informal drinks reception Cornwallis East, Fourth Floor, where you will have the opportunity to meet with the Speaker and members of the Tizard team.

The seminars are open to all - students, staff and external visitors are warmly invited to attend and there is no charge for either the lecture or the reception. Please note that events may be subject to change. The next series of seminars for the academic year 2016/17 will be posted shortly.

Wednesday 21 September 2016 at 1600 hrs at the Kent Business School, University of Kent. Prof Rachel Forrester-Jones and Dr Magali Barnoux "Memories, Moments and Mannequins: clothes and fashion and the changing world of learning disabilities". Clothes embody our live memories, reminding us of past lives and relationships. They are also triggers for memory. Dress is entwined with identity, expressing who and what we are (Crane 2000). Dress is also one of the ways in which social difference is made concrete and visible (Breward 2000). This project, reported by Rachel and Magali, aimed to give space to individuals to explore and reflect on, record and celebrate their lives and life changes through embodied memories of dress. The objective was to record the history of these changes through individuals' stories and to disseminate these in a meaningful way to the local community.
Watch this seminar


Wednesday 26 October 2016 - Precious Sango "Spirituality and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: comparing the significance of spirituality in faith and non-faith based care services" The spiritual lives of people with IDD has been under researched (Swinton, 2002; Turner et al., 2004) and as yet, no research has been carried out comparing faith-based and non-faith-based services for people with IDD. This research explores and compares a faith-based care organisation with a non-faith based care organisation with the aim of investigating the significance of spiritual/religious based principles as modes of care in relation to the quality of life of individuals, acknowledging that non-faith based care providers may provide ‘a spiritual/religious environment’, explicitly or non-explicitly. Watch the Seminar

Wednesday 23 November 2016 - Dr David Oliver "Palliative care and end of life care for people with ID - the latest ideas"
Over the past 18 months there has been increasing interest in the provision of palliative care for people with IDD. In 2015 a Whitepaper was published form the European Association for Palliative care which defines norms for this area of care, form a consensus process across Europe.  A study from a nursing home for people with dementia and IDD, with Rachel Forrester-Jones has also shown some of the issues that may occur in caring for people with IDD at the end of life.
There are now plans to develop research further and a European group have looked at the possible areas for research, and by a nominal group technique defined the main priorities.  This is now being considered locally in Kent.
In this seminar David will discuss the role of palliative care and the issues faced by people with IDD at the end of life, in view of these latest publications and look ahead to the possibilities of future research.
This is being held in Teaching Room 1 Cornwallis East at 1630 hrs.Watch the seminar

Monday 20 February 2017 - Prof Angela Hassiotis "Service level delivery of postive behaviour support: what does the evidence suggest?" PBS is an established and widely used treatment for challenging behaviour with additional gains in quality of life.  Although many studies of PBS exist, none of those has been a randomised controlled trial (RCT). For the past 4 years we have carried out a cluster RCT of community services staff delivered PBS which included a clinical and cost evaluation and a process evaluation.   In the seminar, I shall discuss the trial findings and issues arising from conducting research in complex interventions and consider PBS implementation within the emerging landscape of transforming care.
This is being held at the earlier time of 1600 hrs change of venue to CORNWALLIS MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE LECTURE THEATRE (see E2 on the campus map)
Please note that this seminar is not available to watch

Jim Mansell Memorial Lecture 2017 - 31 March 2017 Rutherford Lecture Theatre Henny M.J. van Schrojenstein Lantman de Valk "We're getting better! Steps forward in primary health care for people with intellectual disabilities"

Previous seminars included:

Prof Glynis Murpy "What happens to ex-offenders with learning disabilities after leaving prison" Slide presentation pdf
Dr Nicola Grove "Sharing stories of personal experience: collaborating to create meanings" Slide presentation pdf
Dr Allyn Thomas "Mad, bad or sad: the use and abuse of police powers to detain the mentally disordered" Slide presentation pdf
Prof Ruth Northway & Colleagues "Looking into abuse: research by people with learning disabilities Youtube
Vivien Cooper, OBE, CEO of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation "People with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges: progress and priorities" (Jim Mansell Memorial Lecture)
Prof Peter McGill - "Preventing challenging behaviour of adults with complex needs in supported accommodation"
Dr Michelle McCarthy - "Domestic violence and women with learning disabilities"

Rebecca Hardiman - cinema screening of "Mission to Lars"
Prof Glynis Murphy, Co-director and Professor of Clinical Psychology and Disability, Tizard Centre, "Intellectual disabilities & the Criminal Justice System: recent research & remaining questions" View pdf of slides
Dr Eleni Hatzidimitriadou, Reader School of Social Work, Kingston University & St Georges University London"Domestic violence in England: a cross section survey of community prevalence and its impact on health related factors among women and men"
Dr Paul Cambridge, currently an independent trainer, teacher and consultant and has recent research and development experience in the policy and practice of adult safeguarding and the sexuality of people with intellectual disabilities. "Evidence based policy and practice in safeguarding people with intellectual disabilities from abuse" pdf of slides
Dr Marcus Redley, Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge. "Valuing people, challenging indifference and promoting access: the provision of healthcare for men and women with learning disabilities".
Prof Jan Burns, Joint Programme Director of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University. "Running a different Race - the re-inclusion of intellectually disabled athletes into London 2012 Paralympics"
Dr Frank Keating, Senior Lecturer in Health & Social Care, Royal Holloway University of London. "Black and minority ethnic (BME) men¹s constructions of emotional well­being"
Dr Julie Beadle-Brown, Reader in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Tizard) "Costs and outcomes of skilled support for people with complex needs"
Professor Eric Emerson, Professor of Disability and Health Research."Improving the Health and Lives of People with Learning Disabilities: The Learning Disabilities Public Health Observatory"See pdf





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