The second in the Tizard Centre’s series of Research Seminars is being held on Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 17:00 hrs, Grimond Lecture Theatre 3.
Sally-Ann Cooper, Professor of learning disabilities from the University of Glasgow, will be giving the talk “Health of people with intellectual disabilities”.
Prof Cooper has published extensively on the epidemiology of health and health inequalities in adults with intellectual disabilities, and trials of complex interventions to improve their health. She recently chaired the NICE Guideline Development Group on mental ill-health and people with intellectual disabilities, published September 2016.
Professor Cooper is also Director of the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory, funded by the Scottish Government. Established in 2015, it is focused on contributing to a fairer and healthier Scotland through raising awareness of and providing evidence-based solutions to the health inequalities people with intellectual disabilities experience, monitoring and assessing health trends, and translating this into useful intelligence for policy development, use by practitioners, service commissioners, and people with intellectual disabilities and their carers.
If you wish to book a place at this event please do email Jo Ruffels (J.Ruffels@kent.ac.uk)