Dr Nick Gore
Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability
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I am a clinical psychologist, researcher and senior lecturer in the field of learning disability. I began work at Tizard in 2007 motivated by the Centre’s commitment to high quality research and innovative teaching/training programmes. Since this time I have held a variety of teaching and consultancy roles, and completed and developed research that aims to increase both the evidence base for supporting people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and actual use of this in practice. To this end, my publications span both academic/research-focused and practitioner-focused journals together with policy and clinical guidance documents.
I am a clinical psychologist (chartered member of the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health Professional Council) and a lecturer and researcher in learning disability. I am a member of the UK Society for Applied Behavioural Analysis, co-founding member of the Positive Behavioural Support Coalition/Academy and core member of the Challenging Behaviour National Strategy Group.
I hold editorial board membership for the Tizard Learning Disability Review and International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support and provide regular peer reviews for other journals in the area including: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities; Journal of Intellectual Disability Research; Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and British Journal of Clinical Psychology. In addition I have served as a reviewer for the School of Social Care Research and a grant application referee for National Institute of Health Research.
Whilst at Tizard Centre I have lectured, convened, tutored and supervised across the majority of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, supervised a number of PhD students and completed a variety of consultancy and research based projects. I have also held several split posts and secondments with the NHS, working as a clinical psychologist to support both children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
I have gained over £800,000 in funding awards from charities and governmental sources and published both research and policy/clinical guidance relating to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who support them. Most recently I completed a three year fellowship (Early Positive Approaches to Support) that focused on early intervention for children at risk of behaviour that challenges and supported a range of outputs (e.g., Ensuring Quality Services; Autumn 2013 Special Edition of IJPBS on definition of PBS; Award winning TLDR article ‘Making Use of What we Know’; Co-production of the PBS Competencies Guide; development of two family care support programmes). I am currently funded by a Doctoral Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Health Research and working on a series of projects relating to use of Positive Behavioural Support for children in NHS contexts.
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I have a broad range of research interests concerning people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and those who support them. I am particularly interested in:
- Behaviour that challenges
- Positive Behavioural Support
- Emotional wellbeing and support for staff and family carers
- Early Intervention
- Alternatives to the use of residential schooling
- Service frameworks and pathways relating to these areas
I am currently funded by a Doctoral Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Health Research and working on a series of projects relating to use of Positive Behavioural Support for children in NHS contexts.back to top
I am a clinical psychologist (chartered member of the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health Professional Council) and a lecturer and researcher in learning disability
I routinely provide bespoke staff training to organisations; develop service-wide support systems and advise on research/evaluation methodologies. I also provide assessments and intervention/therapeutic support to individuals with learning disabilities and their families. This includes work in the following areas
- Training in behaviour that challenges and Positive Behavioural Support
- Training and organisational support in Positive Behavioural Support in Schools
- Training in early years support for families
- Emotional wellbeing training for staff and family carers
- PBS for people who display behaviour that challenges and those who support them
- Programme and service evaluation and development