Dr Peter Langdon
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Disability
Peter completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2000 from the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, as a Lord Rothermere Fellow, and went on to complete a PhD at the Tizard Centre, as an NIHR Research Fellow. Before joining the Tizard Centre, he was a Clinical Senior Lecturer within Norwich Medical School, where in addition to other duties, he was Academic Director of the clinical psychology training course. Since qualifying he has worked in a medium secure assessment and treatment service for offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities and currently works within the Broadland Clinic, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in Norfolk where he is both an Honorary Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, as well as an Approved Clinician as defined within the Mental Health Act.
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Peter is currently a NIHR Research Fellow and is working on projects that aim to investigate psychological factors associated with criminal offending behaviour by people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. These projects include developing improved psychological assessment tools for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, developing and testing a virtual immersion training system for teaching social skills and perspective-taking with offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities and undertaking a clinical trial of psychological therapies for people with intellectual disabilities who have a history of criminal offending. Peter has previously completed a set of funded projects that aimed to examine how moral development relates to criminal behaviour amongst men with intellectual disabilities.
He also has an interest in developing and evaluating 'talking' psychological therapies for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He is the Chief Investigator of the People with Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety (PAsSA) Treatment Trial which is a single-blind randomised control trial of group cognitive behavioural therapy for people with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism who also have problems with anxiety, funded by NIHR. He has been awarded further grant from NIHR to investigate hospital care pathways for people with autistic spectrum conditions. He is also an Honorary Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, working at the Broadland Clinic in Norfolk.
Grants and fellowships
1. National Institute for Health Research, Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) "People with Autism detained within hospitals; defining the population, understanding aetiology and improving care pathways (The match study) £350,000 Chief Investigator: Dr Peter Langdon
2. National Institute for Health Research, Health Services and Delivery Research "Outcomes from forensic services for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities: evidence synthesis and expert and patient consultation". £48,000 Chief Investigator: Dr C Morrissey
3. National Institute for Health Research, Post-doctoral fellowship 2013-2016 £418,929.80 Chief Investigator: Dr Peter Langdon
4. National Institute for Health Research, Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) "Cognitive behavioural therapy for people with Asperger Syndrome and anxiety disorders: a pilot randomised control trial (PAsSA Trial)" £249,760.60 Chief Investigator: Dr Peter Langdon
5. National Institute for Health Research, Personal Award 2007-2010 "Moral reasoning and offenders with intellectual disabilities" £281,772.00 Chief Investigator: Dr Peter Langdon
6. Lord Rothermere Fellow, 1997-2000 Lord Rothermere Foundation Trust
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