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Research Fellow

Job Title
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research
Research Interests

Samantha's broad research interests are the mental health and well-being of children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families, as well as the impact of physical illness/chronic health problems on the well-being of people with intellectual disabilities.


Samantha joined CEDAR in April 2016, and has so far worked on several projects including: systematic reviews, Randomised Controlled Trials, feasibility studies, and developing a resource for parents of young children with developmental delays.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Family Lives - Tender Bid Family Lives 01 Feb 2018 31 Oct 2025
PosFam ? A positively-oriented, family systems intervention for families of children with developmental disabilities Cerebra 01 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2023
Headsprout® Early Reading in Special Schools (EEF Framework) supplement to 62459 Education Endowment Foundation 19 Nov 2019 18 Jul 2023
Headsprout® Early Reading in Special Schools (EEF Framework) Education Endowment Foundation 04 Nov 2019 29 Apr 2022
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with learning disabilities and factors associated with better outcomes MRC 01 Sep 2020 31 Aug 2021
SEND evidence review Education Endowment Foundation 01 Mar 2019 01 Mar 2020
Evaluating the effectiveness of Active Support: establishing the platform National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), School of Social Care Research NIHR 30 Sep 2016 30 May 2017