Dr Jill Bradshaw
Senior Lecturer in Intellectual and Developmental Disability
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.
Jill has rejoined the Tizard Centre after a career break. Whilst previously employed at the Tizard Centre, Jill was particularly involved in the Diploma of Applied Psychology of Learning Disabilities (challenging behaviour). She is now involved in the UG Autism Studies Programmes and PG programmes in Intellectual Disability.
Registered Member of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists – from June 1992
Membership of the Institute of Learning and Teaching – from October 2002
United Response Communication Resource (October 2015) written by Dr Bradshaw. This invites readers to think about communication from different perspectives; for example, from the viewpoint of people with physical disabilities who might be able to understand more than they can say, or from the perspective of individuals on the autistic spectrum, who might be able to say more than they can understand.
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Jill completed her PhD on staff attributions of challenging behaviour and perceptions of communication in adults with intellectual disabilities in 2008back to top