Tizard Research Projects

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PhD research projects

  • What is and isn’t working: Factors involved in sustaining person-centred community‐based leisure and social participation initiatives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in independent or supported accommodation and the impact of COVID on this and quality of peoples’ lives. Ruwani Ampegama
  • Caregiver training for autistic children in rural parts of Saudi Arabia. Anoud Al Saud
  • Autistic social communication: Deficit or difference? An examination and comparison of structural features of conversation in autistic and non-autistic people through a neurodiversity lens. Rachel Cullen
  • “Isn’t that just a boy thing?” A qualitative exploration of gender perception amongst alt-gendered autistic young people and to what extent this influences their educational experience. Frazer Ellinor
  • Beyond the four walls of the classroom: Incorporating nature into a creative pedagogy for children and young people with learning disabilities. Nicola Elson
  • An inclusive research project to investigate the perspectives of people with intellectual disability who display behaviours that challenge: Implications for theory and practice. Paul Flindall
  • Increasing knowledge and practice of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) in Japan. Hiromi Gera
  • Views and experiences of older parents, service providers and people with intellectual disabilities around care and social networks in times of austerity. Rachel Harrison
  • Understanding resilience in staff exposed to behaviours that challenge in intellectual and developmental disabilities services. Nadia Khan
  • Care relationships between support staff and adults with a learning disability in long-term social care residential settings in England. Georgios Mamolis
  • Addressing the Maths and English needs of prisoners with learning difficulties and disabilities: An evaluation of prisoner education and Precision Teaching in prison. Tracy Mapp
  • Supporting the development of self-determination for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities within special education settings. Mark Murphy
  • The Impact of Covid-19 on children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Jacqueline Paterson
  • Developing an effective methodology for evaluating the effectiveness of Talkabout: A social skills programme. Naomi Pearson
  • Exploring the cultural and socioeconomic factors that impact access to ABA-Based caregiver mediated training. Jisan Phillips
  • Individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or autism detained under the Mental Health Act within secure hospitals. Gemma Rogers
  • Exploring the perspectives of autistic adults and clinicians on the use of medical language for autism. Holly Smith
  • Development of a Quality-of-Life scale for people with learning disabilities and dementia. Winnie Tsang
  • The ‘Impossible subjects’: Exploring autistic people’s social inclusion and belonging in religious groups. Krysia Waldock