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Richard Hastings





Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research
University of Warwick
Tel: +44 (0)2476 522197
WebLink: View Richard's publications on Google Scholar

Research Interests

Intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism), especially mental health, family research, challenging behaviour, forensic issues, special educational needs, intervention/treatment studies, early intervention. I also have broader interests in some psycho-educational intervention/treatment approaches including mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Applied Behaviour Analysis approaches.


Richard Hastings is a Professor and Cerebra Chair of Family Research in the Centre for Educational Development Appraisal and Research. He is an advisor to Sibs and to Ambitious About Autism. Richard is also an Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, and is an associate editor or on the editorial board for 12 other journals. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Academy of Social Sciences.

Research Projects

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  • Cianfaglione, Rina, Clarke, Angus, Kerr, Michael (Michael P.), Hastings, Richard P., Oliver, Chris, Moss, Joanna, Heald, Mary, Felce, David, 2015. A national survey of Rett syndrome : behavioural characteristics. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Volume 7 (Number 1), View
  • Tyler, Emily Jehanne, Hughes, John Carl, Beverley, Michael, Hastings, Richard P., 2015. Improving early reading skills for beginning readers using an online programme as supplementary instruction. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 30 (3), pp. 281-294, View
  • Totsika, Vasiliki, Hastings, Richard P., Vagenas, Dimitrios, Emerson, Eric, 2014. Parenting and the behaviour problems of young children with an intellectual disability : concurrent and longitudinal relationships in a population-based study. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Volume 119 (Number 1), pp. 422-435, View
  • Hastings, Richard P., Petalas, Michael A., Jones, Leah, Totsika, Vasiliki, 2014. Systems analysis of associations over time between maternaland sibling well-being and behavioral and emotionalproblems of children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Volume 8 (Number 11), pp. 1516-1520, View
  • Tzanakaki, Pagona, Hastings, Richard P., Grindle, Corinna F., Hughes, J. Carl, Hoare, Zoë, 2014. An individualized numeracy curriculum for children with intellectual disabilities : a single blind pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Volume 26 (Number 5), pp. 615-632, View
  • Griffith, Gemma M., Hutchinson, Lisa, Hastings, Richard P., 2013. “I'm not a patient, I'm a person”: the experiences of individuals with intellectual disabilities and challenging behavior-A Thematic Synthesis of Qualitative Studies. Clinical Psychology : Science and Practice, Volume 20 (Number 4), pp. 469-488, View

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