SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Mrs Angela Olsen
Mrs Angela Olsen
postal addressAllerton C511, Frederick Road, Salford, M6 6PU.
email addressA.M.Olsen@salford.ac.uk
telephone01612952043
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health & Society
From September 2005 to present.
From September 2005 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

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.

Key Qualifications
2004
2004
1997
1988
Key Projects
2015
Nov
Evaluation of Greater Manchester Autism Consortium Service
Greater Manchester Autism Consortium, £10,048.00.
Principal Investigator: M Ravey (25%). Co-Investigators: R Kennedy (25%), A Olsen (25%), V Houghton (25%).
Key Publications
Authored Books
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Edited Books
Reviews
Key Presence
Book Series Editor
2014
Nov

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 Organisation
2011
Sep

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 >>.

2000
Sep

As treasurer of NOPT I organised the National confeences across the UK between 2000-2005

Conference Presentations
2011
Sep
2010
Apr
2009
Sep
External Examiner Duties
2009
Jan

ongoing

Invited Papers and Lectures
2016
Mar
2016
Mar
2014
Feb

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 >>.

Memberships of External Bodies
2000
Sep
Other
2012
Jun

'3 Things women with Learning disabilties want us to know about rape'. Paper accepted for International Social Work Conference in Stockholm

2010
Mar

Peer reviewer for the the following Journals.

British Journal of Social Work

Tizard Learning Disability Review

British Journal of Learning Disabilities

Groupwork

2006
Feb

Involving people with learning disabilties in changing the recruitment processes in local authority services. Paper accepted for International Conference in social Role Valorisation.