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Who is involved?

Who is involved in the project?

The project involves a team of researchers and professionals who contribute their wide range of expertise and experiences.

The project also involves several advisory groups encompassing professionals and family carers, with a variety of experience supporting children with learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge.

These advisory groups are involved in many aspects of the project which include: contributing to key decisions, acting as ambassadors, co-production of dissemination outputs and creating communication pathways with other family carers and professionals. They will also contribute to defining service models and interpreting study findings.

Members of the Research Team

Chief Investigator:

Prof Richard Hastings (University of Warwick)


Prof Peter Langdon, Prof Kate Seers (University of Warwick), Dr David Gillespie (Cardiff University), Dr Ashley Liew (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust), Dr Mark Lovell (Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust), Prof Stavros Petrou (Oxford University), Dr Nick Gore, Dr Jill Bradshaw (University of Kent), Sue North, Kate Sutton (NHS England and Improvement), Viv Cooper, Gemma Grant (Challenging Behaviour Foundation), Dr Caroline Richards (University of Birmingham)

University of Warwick Research Team:

Dr Samantha Flynn (Study Manager), Dr Paul Thompson (Study Statistician), Nicholas Manktelow, Emma Taylor (Study Staff), Rebecca Lane (Study Administrator)