Researchers gather at GCU

12 December 2016

Researchers from across the UK and Ireland will attend a two-day event at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to focus on studies in intellectual and developmental disabilities.

GCU’s School of Health and Life Sciences is hosting the 16th Seattle Club conference on Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13.

The conference is in association with the University of Glasgow and Napier University, Edinburgh.

Researchers will hear from speakers including Darren Bowring, University of Bangor, who will present on ‘Challenging behaviour in adults with intellectual disability’, and Claire Bates, University of Kent, who will present on ‘The importance of love to people with learning disabilities’.

Andrew Jahoda, Professor of Learning Disabilities (Mental Health and Wellbeing) from the University of Glasgow, will open the conference. This year's 2nd David Felce lecture will be delivered by Professor Sally-Ann Cooper. Professor Cooper is Director of the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory.

The conference will welcome researchers who have new data relevant to the study of intellectual and developmental disabilities and are based in the UK and Ireland. From behavioural and social sciences perspectives to those with backgrounds in psychology, psychiatry, sociology, special education and professions allied to medicine, delegates will discuss, debate, and present their findings.

The conference will take place in GCU’s Deeprose Lecture Theatre.