Senior Research Associate
Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group
Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 465261
The intellectually exciting aspects of my post, as a social scientist in a multidisciplinary environment, are researching the practical aspects of how people with intellectual disabilities can become part of mainstream society, and how we, the affluent and mentally able, understand our responsibilities towards people who are financially poorer, and mentally less able.
I am currently researching the treatment of epilepsy in people with an intellectual disability; the support profound disabled people receive to help them eat and drink safely, and how health services can better support the mental health and wellbeing of adults with either a developmental condition or a traumatic brain injury.
Other projects I am involved in address health inequalities, welfare reform, the right to vote, and aspects of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.