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My teaching and research interests are in the field of learning /intellectual disability studies. I have worked in residential and social work services with and for people with learning /intellectual disabilities since 1978. I am firmly committed to developing improved life opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.
I have recently developed a local network, which created and launched easy read infomation for women with intellectual disabilites who have been raped or suffered domestic violence. Working closely with a local Rape Crisis Centre and a human rights organisation called CHANGE our small working party has created a bank of images that can be used to aid the communication of any woman who cannot easily speak, read or write in English.
The importance of this network and the development of the information was recognised by central Government, prompting further investigation into the issue of rape and domestic violence against intellectually disabled women by the Shadow Home Secretary and the Attorney General.
This book series brings together a collection of previously published articles and new texts. The focus of the series is that of Groupwork. Bringing together authors from a range of disciplines, includ... more >>.
Conference to share knowledge about rape and domestic abuse of women with intellectual disabilties.
The conference workshop revealed barriers that prevent women accessing servces and barriers that prevent services from ... more >>.
As treasurer of NOPT I organised the National confeences across the UK between 2000-2005
Invited to present two workshops reporting on joint work undertaken with people with learning disabilties. My co-speaker is a woman who has a learning disabilty and worked with me to develop easy-read literature for women... more >>.
'3 Things women with Learning disabilties want us to know about rape'. Paper accepted for International Social Work Conference in Stockholm
Peer reviewer for the the following Journals.
British Journal of Social Work
Tizard Learning Disability Review
British Journal of Learning Disabilities
Involving people with learning disabilties in changing the recruitment processes in local authority services. Paper accepted for International Conference in social Role Valorisation.