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Dr Peter Baker

Senior Lecturer

Tizard

Peter Baker is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who until 2014 worked for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, where he was the Clinical Lead for Learning Disability & Challenging Behaviour.

Dr Peter Baker is a clinician and an academic. As a clinician he has worked in the NHS for over 35 years, most of that time as a clinical psychologist in Sussex where he led one of the country's longest established specialist support and intervention services for people with intellectual disabilities who present challenging behaviour. He is a part-time senior lecturer at the Tizard Centre, where he teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and is also a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BACB-D) and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has authored many papers, journal articles, book chapters and pamphlets as well as being on the working groups for the recent NHS Protect Meeting Needs & Reducing Distress guidance and the original unified approach guidance.

Peter is also a member of the project management group at the Sharland Foundation Developmental Disabilities ABA Research and Impact Network (SF-DDARIN)

 

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Article
Gore, N. and Baker, P. (2017). Mental health as motivational operation: Service-user and caregiver emotional states in the context of challenging behaviour. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support [Online] 7:15-23. Available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/bild/ijpbs/2017/00000007/00000001/art00003.
Baker, P., Appleton, P. and Williams, R. (2017). An examination of the addition of video informed reflective practice to the active support toolkit. British Journal of Learning Disabilities [Online] 45:180-189. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bld.12193.
Baker, P. (2017). Attending to debriefing as post-incident support of care staff in intellectual disability challenging behaviour services: An exploratory study. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support 7:38-44.
Davison, S. et al. (2015). A national UK survey of peripatetic support teams for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disability who display challenging behaviour. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support [Online] 5:26-33. Available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com.chain.kent.ac.uk/content/bild/ijpbs/2015/00000005/00000001/art00004.
Daynes, S. and Baker, P. (2014). A pilot evaluation of positive behavioural support workshops for families of adults with intellectual disabilities who present challenging behaviour: 'It should have been offered years ago'. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support [Online] 4:24-31. Available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com.chain.kent.ac.uk/content/bild/ijpbs/2014/00000004/00000002/art00004.
Wills, S., Shephard, J. and Baker, P. (2013). Evaluating the impact of positive behaviour support training on staff knowledge, attributions, emotional responses and helping behaviour; capturing hearts and minds. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support 3:31-39.
Denne, L. et al. (2013). Developing a core competencies framework for positive behavioural support: issues and recommendations. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support [Online] 3:24-31. Available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bild/ijpbs/2013/00000003/00000002/art00004?crawler=true.
Allen, D. et al. (2013). Implementing positive behavioural support: changing social and organisational contexts. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support [Online] 3:32-41. Available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bild/ijpbs/2013/00000003/00000002/art00005?crawler=true.
Hastings, R. et al. (2013). A conceptual framework for understanding why challenging behaviours occur in people with developmental disabilities. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support [Online] 3:5-13. Available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bild/ijpbs/2013/00000003/00000002/art00002?crawler=true.
Gore, N. et al. (2013). Definition and scope for positive behavioural support. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support [Online] 3:14-23. Available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bild/ijpbs/2013/00000003/00000002/art00003.
Baker, P. and Allen, D. (2012). Use of positive behaviour support to tackle challenging behaviour. Learning Disability Practice [Online] 15:18-20. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ldp2012.02.15.1.18.c8910.
Baker, P. et al. (2012). Combining pharmacological and positive behaviour support strategies in the treatment of self-injury. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support 2:11-18.
Ravoux, P., Baker, P. and Brown, H. (2012). Thinking on your feet: understanding the immediate responses of staff to adults who challenge intellectual disability services. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 25:189-202.
Daynes, S., Wills, S. and Baker, P. (2011). Experiences of violence at work in community learning disability teams: "what should I do?". Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 5:6-14. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/20441281111142576.
Allen, D. et al. (2011). Assessing the effectiveness of positive behavioural support: the P-COP Project. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support 1:14-23.
Davidson, T. and Baker, P. (2010). Learning disability classification: time for reappraisal. Learning Disability Review 15:42-45.
Baker, P. and Shephard, J. (2010). Reflections on the periodic service review as a practice leadership tool in services for people with intellectual disabilities in challenging behaviour. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 15:29-32. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5042/tldr.2010.0402.
Forthcoming
Carson, J. and Baker, P. (2018). What is being taught on Positive Behavioural Support Training: An audit of training provided in the UK. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support [Online]. Available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/bild/ijpbs/2018/00000008/00000001/art00004#expand/collapse.
Total publications in KAR: 18 [See all in KAR]
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Current research activity involves

  • Revision of the GCPLA (Baker 2000) GCPLA-R
  • Development of strategies to support the emotional well-being of staff working in challenging behaviour services
  • Putting the ABA in PBS
  • Active support and rapport

 

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Last Updated: 19/06/2018