Geoff Lindsay comments:
I am delighted to report that Professor Richard Hastings will be joining CEDAR on 1st October. Richard is currently in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bangor.
Richard's research interests primarily focus on children and young people with intellectual disability or autism and their families. He is also more broadly interested in educational and psychological interventions focused on children with special educational needs or mental health difficulties, as well as research seeking to understand and support the demands on education and health/social care staff who work with children and young people. Richard describes himself as "exploring" the potential for social media to be used to increase the accessibility of research findings for parents and professionals.
To find out more about Richard's research, take a look at his current webpage: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/psychology/people/profiles/richard_hastings.php.en
and you can also read his blog http://profhastings.blogspot.co.uk/ and follow him on Twitter @ProfRHastings