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Professor Peter McGill

Professor of Clinical Psychology of Learning Disability and Acting Director

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Having had a background of many years' experience in services for people with learning disabilities, I joined the Centre in 1986 having previously worked with people with learning disabilities as an instructor, residential social worker and clinical psychologist. I am a registered clinical psychologist and board certified behaviour analyst.

Teaching

My teaching is mainly on the Centre's postgraduate programmes in applied behaviour analysis and positive behaviour support.
I have worked in learning disability for almost 40 years, initially as an instructor, residential social worker and clinical psychologist. During this period I helped to establish community-based opportunities for people coming out of institutions. I joined the Tizard Centre in 1986, was Director from 1999-2004 and Co-Director from 2011 to 2016. My research interests centre on challenging behaviour. I developed a Diploma course at Kent which trained over 200 practitioners from all over the UK in systematic ways of working with people labelled as challenging. I am an author of over 100 articles, chapters and books on learning disability. I am a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and a Registered Clinical Psychologist.

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Article
McGill, P. et al. (2018). Reducing challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disabilities in supported accommodation: A cluster randomized controlled trial of setting-wide positive behaviour support. Research in Developmental Disabilities [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2018.04.020.
Hardiman, R. and McGill, P. (2018). How common are challenging behaviours amongst individuals with Fragile X Syndrome? A systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities [Online] 76:99-109. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2018.02.020.
MacDonald, A., McGill, P. and Murphy, G. (2018). An evaluation of staff training in positive behavioural support. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 31:1046-1061. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12460.
Tomlinson, S., Gore, N. and McGill, P. (2018). Training Individuals to Implement Applied Behavior Analytic Procedures via Telehealth: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Behavioral Education [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10864-018-9292-0.
Tomlinson, S. et al. (2017). Trends in the provision of residential educational placements available for young people with learning disabilities/autism in England. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 22:222-229. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-07-2017-0028.
Hardiman, R. and McGill, P. (2016). The topographies and operant functions of challenging behaviours in Fragile X Syndrome: a systematic review and analysis of existing data. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability [Online] 42:190-203. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13668250.2016.1225952.
Deveau, R. and McGill, P. (2016). Impact of practice leadership management style on staff experience in services for people with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour: a further examination and partial replication. Research in Developmental Disabilities [Online] 56:160-164. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2016.05.020.
McGill, P. (2016). Editorial. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 21. Available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/TLDR-01-2016-0004.
McGill, P. and Bradshaw, J. (2015). Editorial. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 21:1-1. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-10-2015-0041.
McGill, P. (2015). 'Count me in .. or out' Editorial. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 20:1-2. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-10-2014-0036.
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.
Bradshaw, J. and McGill, P. (2015). Commentary on "Why study the history of learning disability?". Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 20:11-14. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-10-2014-0035.
Deveau, R. and McGill, P. (2015). Practice Leadership at the front line in supporting people with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour: a qualitative study of registered managers of community-based, staffed group homes. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 29:266-277. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jar.12178.
Simó-Pinatella, D. et al. (2015). Efectos de las operaciones motivadores en una conducta autolesiva mediante las precesiones. Escritos de Psicologia [Online] 8:58-65. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5231/psy.writ.2015.0107.
McGill, P. (2015). Editorial. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 20:177-178. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-08-2015-0032.
McGill, P. (2015). Editorial TLDR (2). Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 20:109-110. Available at: http://dx.doi.org.chain.kent.ac.uk/10.1108/TLDR-05-2015-0023.
McGill, P. (2015). Editorial. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 20:53-53. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-02-2015-0004.
Deveau, R., McGill, P. and Poynter, J. (2015). Characteristics of the most expensive residential placements for adults with learning disabilities in South East England: a follow-up survey. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 20:97-102. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-01-2015-0003.
McGill, P. (2014). Tizard Learning Disability Review 19 (2). Tizard Disability Learning Review [Online] 19:0-0. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-01-2014-0004.
Deveau, R. and McGill, P. (2014). Leadership at the front line: impact of practice leadership management style on staff experience in services for people with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability [Online] 39:65-72. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13668250.2013.865718.
Langthorne, P., McGill, P. and Oliver, C. (2014). The motivating operation and negatively reinforced problem behavior. A systematic review. Behavior Modification 38:107-159.
McGill, P. (2014). Tizard Learning Disability Review Editorial 19 (3). Tizard Disability Learning Review [Online] 19:0-0. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-04-2014-0010.
McGill, P. (2014). Tizard Learning Disability Review Editorial 19 (4). Tizard Disability Learning Review [Online] 19:0-0. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-07-2014-0025.
McGill, P. (2014). Tizard Learning Disability Review Editorial 19 (1). Tizard Disability Learning Review [Online] 19:0-0. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-10-2013-0044.
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.
Simó-Pinatella, D. et al. (2013). Types of motivationg operations in interventions with problem behaviour: a systematic review. Behavior Modification [Online] 37:3-38. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0145445512448096.
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.
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.
MacDonald, A. and McGill, P. (2013). Outcomes of staff training in positive behaviour support: a systematic review. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities [Online] 25:17-33. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10882-012-9327-8.
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.
Barratt, N., McGill, P. and Hughes, C. (2012). Antecedent influences on challenging behaviour: a preliminary assessment of the reliability, generlisability and validity of the Ecological overview. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support [Online] 2:31-41. Available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bild/ijpbs/2012/00000002/00000002/art00004.
Triantafyllopoulou, P., Murphy, G. and McGill, P. (2012). Carer's views of sleep disorders in adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research [Online] 56:671-671. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01583_3.x.
McGill, P. and Poynter, J. (2012). High cost residential placements for adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 25:584-587. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2012.00689.x.
McGill, P. et al. (2012). Investigating naturally occurring variability in challenging behaviour - the Ecological interview. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support [Online] 2:20-30. Available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com.chain.kent.ac.uk/content/bild/ijpbs/2012/00000002/00000002/art00003.
Langthorne, P. and McGill, P. (2012). An indirect examination of the function of problem behaviour associated with Fragile X Syndrome and Smith-Magenis Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders [Online] 42:201-209. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-011-1229-6.
Langthorne, P. et al. (2011). Examining the function of problem behavior in Fragile X Syndrome: preliminary experimental analysis. Examining the function of problem behavior in Fragile X Syndrome: preliminary experimental analysis [Online] 116:65-80. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1352/1944-7558-116.1.65.
McGill, P. and Langthorne, P. (2011). Gene-environment interactions and the functional analysis of challenging behaviour in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Behavioral Development Bulletin 11:20-25.
McGill, P. and Poynter, J. (2011). How much will it cost? Characteristics of the most expensive residential placements for adults with learning disabilities. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 16:54-57. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5042/tldr.2011.0170.
MacDonald, A., McGill, P. and Deveau, R. (2011). "You squeal and squeal but they just hold you down" Restrictive physical interventions and people with intellectual disabilities: service user views. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support [Online] 1:45-52. Available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bild/ijpbs/2011/00000001/00000001/art00006.
Simó-Pinatella, D. et al. (2011). Las pre-sesiones como estrategia para tratar las conductas problemáticas de los alumnos con discapacidad intelectual: Una revisión. (Pre-sessions as a strategy to treat problem behavior of school-age children with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review.). Análisis y modificación de la conducta [Online] 37:145-162. Available at: http://www.uhu.es/publicaciones/ojs/index.php/amc.
Langthorne, P. and McGill, P. (2011). Assessing the social acceptability of the functional analysis of problem behaviour. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis [Online] 44:403-407. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2011.44-403.
McGill, P. (2011). Supporting people with learning disabilities who self-injure. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 16:5-15. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5042/tldr.2011.0003.
MacDonald, A., Hume, L. and McGill, P. (2010). The use of multi-element behaviour support planning with a man with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. British Journal of Learning Disabilities [Online] 38:280-285. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3156.2009.00602.x.
Langthorne, P. and McGill, P. (2009). A tutorial on the concept of the motivating operation and its importance to application. Behavior Analysis in Practice [Online] 2:22-31. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2859803/.
Wodehouse, G. and McGill, P. (2009). Support for family carers of children and young people with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviour: What stops it being helpful? Journal of Intellectual Disability Research [Online] 53:644-653. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2009.01163.x.
Deveau, R. and McGill, P. (2009). Physical interventions for adults with intellectual disabilities: survey of use, policy, training and monitoring. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 22:145-151. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2008.00482.x.
McGill, P., Murphy, G. and Kelly-Pike, A. (2009). Frequency of use and characteristics of people with intellectual disabilities subject to physical interventions. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 22:152-158. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2008.00483.x.
Wilkinson, P. and McGill, P. (2009). Representation of people with intellectual disabilities in a British newspaper in 1983 and 2001. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 22:65-76. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2008.00453.x.
Langthorne, P. and McGill, P. (2008). Preliminary examination of the function served by challenging behaviours associated with Fragile X and Smith Magenis syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 52:669-669.
McGill, P. (2008). Residential schools in England: recent research and issues for future provision. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 13:4-12. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13595474200800032.
Langthorne, P. and McGill, P. (2008). Functional analysis of the early development of self-injurious behavior: Incorporating gene-environment interactions. American Journal on Mental Retardation [Online] 113:403-417. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1352/2008.113:403-417.
Woodhouse, G. and McGill, P. (2008). Support for family carers of children and young people with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour. How helpful is it perceived to be? Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 52:665-665.
McGill, P. (2008). Can we reduce the prevalence of challenging behaviour in people with intellectual disabilities? Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 52:666-666.
Langthorne, P., McGill, P. and O'Reilly, M. (2007). Incorporating "motivation" into the functional analysis of challenging behavior - On the interactive and integrative potential of the motivating operation. Behavior Modification [Online] 31:466-487. Available at: http://bmo.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/31/4/466.
Pilling, N., McGill, P. and Cooper, V. (2007). Characteristics and experiences of children and young people with severe intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour attending 52-week residential special schools. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research [Online] 51:184-196. Available at: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2006.00852.x.
McGill, P., Bradshaw, J. and Hughes, A. (2007). Impact of extended education/training in positive behaviour support on staff knowledge, causal attributions and emotional responses. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 20:41-51. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2006.00338.x.
McGill, P., Tennyson, A. and Cooper, V. (2006). Parents whose children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour attend 52-week residential schools: their perceptions of services received and expectations of the future. British Journal of Social Work [Online] 36:597-616. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch29.
McGill, P., Papachristoforou, E. and Cooper, V. (2006). Support for family carers of children and young people with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviour. Child: Care, Health and Development 32:159-165.
McGill, P. (2005). Models of community care in the UK: past and present. Tizard Disability Learning Review [Online] 10:46-51. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13595474200500010.
Bradshaw, J. et al. (2004). Implementation and evaluation of active support. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 17:139-148. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2004.00190.x.
McGill, P. et al. (2003). Staff reports of setting events associated with challenging behaviour. Behaviour Modification 27:265-282.
McGill, P. (2003). The Tizard Centre: a threat to its future and call for support. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology [Online] 13:76-77. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/casp.708.
Murphy, G. et al. (2003). Physical interventions for people with intellectual disabilities: staff training and policy frameworks. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 16:115-125. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1468-3148.2003.00150.x.
Murphy, G., Kelly-Pike, A. and McGill, P. (2001). Physical interventions for people with intellectual disabilities: initial survey of training and evaluation of a policy framework. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 14:401-411. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1468-3148.2001.00090.x.
McGill, P. (2001). A university affliated programme in learning disability. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 6:4-6. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13595474200100032.
McGill, P. et al. (2001). Variability in staff reports of the frequency of challenging behaviour. Research in Developmental Disabilities [Online] 22:221-231. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0891-4222(01)00069-5.
McGill, P. (2000). Ten years of providing intensive support services for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 5:23-25. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13595474200000024.
McGill, P. et al. (2000). Better Lives for people with Learning Disabilities: an evidence based strategy for change. Tizard Learning Disability Review [Online] 5:37-44. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/13595474200000027.
McGill, P. (1999). Establishing operations: Implications for the assessment, treatment, and prevention of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 32:393-418.
McGill, P. (1996). Summer holiday respite provision for the families of children and young people with learning disabilities. Child Care Health and Development 22:203-212.
McGill, P. and Mansell, J. (1995). Community placements for people with severe and profound learning disabilities and serious challenging behaviour: individual illustrations of issues and problems. Journal of Mental Health [Online] 4:183-198. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638239550037721.
McGill, P. (1994). Commentary: Community psychology and politics. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology [Online] 4:21-25. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/casp.2450040106.
McGill, P. (1994). Community psychology and politics - commentary. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology 4:21-25.
Orlowska, D., McGill, P. and Mansell, J. (1991). Staff-staff and staff-resident verbal interactions in a community based group home for people with moderate and severe mental handicaps. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 4:3-19. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.1991.tb00088.x.
McGill, P. and Cummings, R. (1990). An analysis of the representation of people with mental handicaps in a British newspaper. Mental Handicap Research [Online] 3:60-69. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.1990.tb00081.x.
Emerson, E. and McGill, P. (1989). Normalisation and applied behaviour analysis: values and technology in services for people with learning difficulties. Behavioural Psychotherapy [Online] 17:101-117. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0141347300016086.
Emerson, E. and McGill, P. (1989). Normalisation and applied behaviour analysis: rapprochement or intellectual imperialism? Behavioural Psychotherapy [Online] 17:309-313. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0141347300017031.
O'Donnell, P., Kennedy, B. and McGill, P. (1983). Verbal operant-conditioning, extinction trials and types of awareness statement. Psychological Reports 53:991-996.
Book section
McGill, P. (2015). Understanding of Challenging Behaviour and Positive Behaviour Support. in: Shimizu, N. and Gera., H. eds. Understanding of Challenging Behaviour and Positive Behaviour Support. Tokyo: The Earth Kyokushinsha, pp. 13-16.
Allen, D., McGill, P. and Smith, M. (2015). The role of positive behaviour supports in reducing the use of restrictive practices. in: Liberman, R. P. and LaVigna, G. W. eds. New Directions in the Treatment of Aggressive Behavior for Persons with Mental and Developmental Disabilities. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 391-413. Available at: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=56150.
McGill, P. (2015). Understanding Challenging Behaviour. in: Shimizu, N. and Gera, H. eds. Understanding of Challenging Behaviour and Positive Behaviour Support. Tokyo: The Earth Kyokushinsha, pp. 17-21.
McGill, P. (2007). Whose life is is anyway? in: Carnaby, S. ed. Learning Disability Today: A Handbook for Everyone Committed to Improving the Lives of People with Learning Disabilities. Brighton: Pavilion Publishing, pp. 93-101.
Murphy, G., Kelly-Pike, A. and McGill, P. (2003). Assessing the impact of the BILD/NAS policy framework. in: Allen, D. ed. Ethical approaches to physical interventions: responding to challenging behaviour in people with intellectual disabilities. Kidderminster, Worcs: British Institute of Learning Disabilities, pp. 51-70.
McGill, P. (2002). Whose life is it anyway? Handling information and keeping records. in: Carnaby, S. ed. Learning Disability Today. Brighton: Pavilion Publishing, pp. 107-118.
Mansell, J., McGill, P. and Emerson, E. (2001). Development and evaluation of innovative residential services for people with severe intellectual disability and serious challenging behaviour. in: Glidden, L. M. ed. International Review of Research in Mental Retardation. New York: Academic Press, pp. 245-298.
Clare, I. and McGill, P. (2000). Challenging behaviour and its management. in: Davies, M. ed. The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 45-47.
McGill, P., Mansell, J. and Emerson, E. (1996). Purchasing and residential care. in: Purchasing services for People with Learning Disabilities, Challenging Behaviour and Mental Health Needs. Kidderminster: BILD Publications.
Emerson, E. et al. (1993). Introduction. in: Emerson, E., McGill, P. and Mansell, J. eds. Severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviours: designing high quality services. London: Chapman & Hall.
Emerson, E. and McGill, P. (1993). Developing services for people with severe learning disabilities and seriously challenging behaviours: South East Thames Regional Health Authority 1985-1991. in: Fleming, I. and Stenfert Kroese, B. eds. People with learning disability and severe challenging behaviour: new developements in services and therapy. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
McGill, P. and Bliss, E. (1993). Training clinical practitioners. in: Kiernan, C. ed. Research to practice: implications of research on the challenging behaviour of people with learning disability. Clevedon: BILD Publications.
Mansell, J., McGill, P. and Emerson, E. (1993). Conceptualizing service provision. in: Emerson, E., McGill, P. and Mansell, J. eds. Severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviours: designing high quality services. London: Chapman & Hall.
Emerson, E., Hastings, R. and McGill, P. (1993). Values, attitudes and service ideology. in: Emerson, E., McGill, P. and Mansell, J. eds. Severe Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviours: Designing High Quality Services. London: Chapman & Hall.
Mansell, J., Hughes, H. and McGill, P. (1993). Maintaining local residential placements. in: Emerson, E., McGill, P. and Mansell, J. eds. Severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviours: designing high quality services. London: Chapman & Hall.
McGill, P., Emerson, E. and Mansell, J. (1993). Individually designed residential provision for people with seriously challenging behaviours. in: Emerson, E., McGill, P. and Mansell, J. eds. Severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviours: designing high quality services. London: Chapman & Hall.
McGill, P. and Mansell, J. (1993). The special development team. in: Kiernan, C. ed. Research to Practice? Implications of research on the challenging behaviour of people with learning disability. Clevedon: BILD Publications.
McGill, P. and Toogood, A. (1993). Organizing community placements. in: Emerson, E., McGill, P. and Mansell, J. eds. Severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviours: designing high quality services. London: Chapman & Hall.
McGill, P. and Emerson, E. (1992). Normalization and applied behaviour analysis: values and technology in human services. in: Brown, H. and Smith, H. eds. Normalization: a reader for the 90's. London: Routledge, pp. 60-83.
McGill, P., Hawkins, C. and Hughes, H. (1991). The special development team, South East Thames. in: Allen, D., Banks, R. and Staite, S. eds. Meeting the Challenge: some UK perspectives on community services for people with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour. London: King's Fund.
Monograph
Gore, N. et al. (2015). Residential school placements for children and young people with intellectual disabilities: their use and implications for adult social care. School of Social Care Reseach NIHR. Available at: http://sscr.nihr.ac.uk/PDF/ScopingReviews/SR10.pdf.
Emerson, E. et al. (2014). Estimating the number of children in England with learning disabilities and whose behaviours challenge. Challenging Behaviour Foundation.
Cooper, V. et al. (2014). Early intervention for children with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges. Briefing Paper. Challenging Behaviour Foundation.
Conference or workshop item
Chantziara, S. et al. (2017). Investigating the need for life skills training among young people with autism and their carers. in: International Society for Autism Research.
Chantziara, S. et al. (2017). Passport to life: Investigating the need for life skills training among young people with autism and their carers. in: European Association for Mental health in intellectual Disability.
Forrester-Jones, R., McGill, P. and Gwillim, J. (2008). Transitions and people with intellectual disabilities. in: 13th World Congress IASSID. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 689-689.
Book
McGill, P., Hewson, S. and Emerson, E. (1994). CTS: A Real Time Event Recorder for the Psion Organiser. Canterbury: Tizard Centre.
Edited book
Emerson, E., McGill, P. and Mansell, J. eds. (1999). Severe Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviours: Designing high quality services. Cheltenham: Stanley Thomas (reprinted edition).
Emerson, E., McGill, P. and Mansell, J. eds. (1994). Severe Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviours. London: Chapman and Hall.
Research report (external)
Forrester-Jones, R., Gwillim, J. and McGill, P. (2008). Transitions and people with disabilities in Kent: moving towards a more comprehensive pratice. Tizard Centre, University of Kent.
Forrester-Jones, R. and McGill, P. (2006). Disability Equality Scheme (DES) Report of disabled people's views regarding the DES. Tizard Centre, University of Kent.
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I am currently supervising six research students. Topics include early intervention in challenging behaviour, system-wide positive behaviour support, challenging behaviour in Fragile X syndrome, improving the fidelity of interventions with challenging behaviour, and supporting life skills development in young people with autism.

I have recently completed research on the prevention of challenging behaviour through system-wide positive behaviour support, see https://www.kent.ac.uk/tizard/research/research_projects/new_research-pages/preventingcb.html.

I am currently leading a project funded by the School for Social Care Research looking at the transition of children and young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities from residential education into adulthood, see https://www.kent.ac.uk/tizard/research/research_projects/new_research-pages/transition_adult_care.html.

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I provide supervision for a number of psychological/behavioural specialists working with people who present challenging behaviour. I was a Trustee of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation from 2005 to 2017 and remain an Advisor. I am a member of the steering group for the Challenging Behaviour-National Strategy Group.

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Last Updated: 17/09/2018