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Wednesday 12 December 2018
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BILD's International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support Autumn 2017 Conference 

Speaker Details

Peter Baker

Dr Peter Baker

Peter (BCBA-D) is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Disability at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent. He worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Sussex for over 20 years where he had leadership responsibilities for learning disability psychology services in East Sussex & Brighton & Hove. He lectures at the Tizard Centre on Certificate, Diploma, Graduate and Masters programmes and is widely published in the area of challenging behaviour and intellectual disability including the original Unified Approach and the recent guidelines on managing challenging behaviour in the NHS. He is the joint senior editor of the International Journal of Positive Behaviour Support. Current research activity includes emotional support of staff working with people with intellectual disabilities who present challenging behaviour, evaluation of quality of life and Active Support.

Nick Gore

Dr Nick Gore

Nick is a Clinical Psychologist (Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health Professional Council) and a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Learning Disability. He is a member of the UK Society for Applied Behavioural Analysis, co-founding member of the Positive Behavioural Support Coalition/Academy and core member of the Challenging Behaviour National Strategy Group.

Andrew Jahoda

Professor Andrew Jahoda

Andrew was appointed as Chair of Learning Disabilities in October 2007, as part of the Glasgow UCEDD.  His research interests include the mental health and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities, and the contribution made by a range of psychological and social factors. He is also interested in adapting psychotherapeutic approaches, particularly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, for people with intellectual disabilities.

Brodie Paterson

Dr Brodie Paterson

Brodie is a registered nurse in learning disability and mental health.  He has published more than seventy papers, book chapters and texts on the prevention and management of violence as a political, social and clinical problem.  He has acted as consultant to a number of governments including contributing towards the development of the recent new policy on violence prevention announced by the Irish Health Service Executive. He is presently chair of the European Network of trainers in the Management of Aggression.  

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Dr Allan Skelly

Allan is consultant clinical psychologist with Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Secretary of the Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities.  Allan has worked with people who have learning disabilities and / or autism, since 1991.  Allan has promoted the awareness and practical use of Attachment Theory in the health and social care of people with learning disabilities.   


Noelle Blackman

Dr Noelle Blackman

Noelle is the Chief Executive of Respond and a registered Dramatherapist.  In 1997 she founded a unique NHS Bereavement Therapy Service for people with learning disabilities. She is the co-founder of the National Network for the Palliative Care of People with Learning Disabilities (PCPLD). Noelle moved to the charity Respond in 2003. Respond works with people with learning disabilities and or autism and their families who have experienced abuse or trauma and also those who abuse others.