Tizard Lecture – Dr Janet Carr 5th September 2015

As part of the University of Kent’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the Tizard Centre will be hosting a lecture followed by an informal reception on Saturday 5 September at 12 noon. This is being held in the new Templemen Library lecture theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury campus.

Dr Janet Carr, OBE. pioneering psychologist, will be giving a talk based on the findings of her 50 year research project of people with Down’s syndrome that became a lifelong commitment to changing attitudes. After half a century and at the age of 87, Janet Carr has just completed the world’s longest running research project in to people with Down’s syndrome. The longitudinal study began with 54 babies born in the year to November 1964 and living with their families in South-East England. Dr Carr’s aim was to establish the children’s educational needs using intelligence tests such as pattern-matching. The research, which began when the babies were six weeks old was initially intended to last just 10 months but the young researcher wanted to look longer term and explore family interactions.

The lecture is free and open to all and we do hope that you will be able to join us at this event. To book a place please email J.Ruffels@kent.ac.uk Tizard event 5-9-15

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