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Emma Langley awarded ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr Emma Langley of the Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR) has been awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to continue her work on the psychological wellbeing of fathers of children with Intellectual Disability (ID). The one-year fellowship will begin in October 2019 and will build on her doctoral research in Education and Psychology which explored the psychological wellbeing of family members of children with ID and/or autism.

ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowships aim to provide researchers in the postdoctoral stage of their career the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, networks, and their research and professional skills. The scheme is very competitive, with 7 funded fellowships available across six universities in the Midlands Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

During the fellowship Emma will analyse large-scale longitudinal data to investigate how paternal wellbeing affects the outcomes of children with ID. She will also be collaborating with a small group of fathers of children with ID to disseminate research findings and co-produce a practical guide for fathers based on their experiences.

Emma said:

“I am extremely grateful to the ESRC for this invaluable opportunity which provides me with the time to focus on my research activities and develop as an early career academic. More importantly, it allows me to continue to explore the psychological wellbeing of fathers of children with ID to be able to better understand their needs.”

Thu 12 Sep 2019, 10:18 | Tags: Faculty of Social Sciences


Congratulations to Catherine Stanford for being awarded the Outstanding Poster Presentation award at the IASSIDD World Congress in Glasgow.

The project title: Psychological Distress and Positive Gain in Mothers of Children with Autism, With or Without Other Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

The co-collaborators on this project were Richard Hastings (University of Warwick), Deborah Riby (University of Durham), Heather Archer (previously MSc student at University of Durham), Sarah Page (previously MSc student at University of Durham), and Katie Cebula (University of Edinburgh)

There were approximately 40 other posters in her session, and Catherine’s poster was one of only two to receive this award. Many people commented on how well presented Catherine’s poster was, and her award is definitely well deserved! The award was presented by Prof. Colleen Adnams, the President Elect of IASSIDD (the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities).

Tue 13 Aug 2019, 14:44

Dr Louise Denne

Dr Louise Denne, Senior Research Fellow in CEDAR has been awarded one of 12 new research grants from the National Institute for Health Research for a project which helps teach adults with intellectual disabilities how to read. Further details can be found here

Thu 08 Aug 2019, 15:29 | Tags: Faculty of Social Sciences

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