Dr Darren Chadwick

Reader in Applied Psychology

Email address: D.Chadwick@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323534 Location: MC307 Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport and Human Sciences Areas of expertise: The interface between people with intellectual disabilities

About

As an applied researcher I have over 20 years of experience of teaching psychology and  developing and conducting research that aim to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

My primary areas of teaching having included intellectual and developmental disabilities, health psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, individual differences, research methods, investigative psychology, forensic psychology and victimology.

I also coordinate the Wolverhampton Applied Research Group (WARG) and the Wolverhampton Intellectual Disability Network (WIDeN) Special Interest Group.

Research interests

My primary research focus is on the empowerment, wellbeing, communication and life course of people with intellectual disabilities. My research work has concentrated on the health and social wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities at different life stages. I have also been involved in a number of multidisciplinary collaborative investigations into the impact and effectiveness of interventions for people with intellectual disabilities and those who support them.

Specific projects have looked at communication, eating and drinking safety and enjoyment, physical and oral health, ageing, transition and interpersonal relationships and inclusion. I have also conducted national investigations into clinical practice, the wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities and their families and narrative studies documenting the lifestories of people with intellectual disabilities and family carers. My current research work includes the interface between people with intellectual disabilities and the criminal justice and political system, communication with people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities, inclusive and participatory research with people with intellectual disabilities and their families, and the use of social networking sites by people with intellectual disabilities.  I also coordinate the Wolverhampton Applied Research Group (WARG) and the Wolverhampton Intellectual Disability Network (WIDeN).

Postgraduate Research Supervision

MA/MSc/MPhil

Total number of Completions:

  • Andrew Turner. “What it is to be a citizen in this country in 2010”; The experiences of individuals with intellectual disabilities and their supporters in independent, person-centred schemes in Ireland. (M.A.; Applied Social Research 2010)
  • Stephen Shannon. Friendships in young adults with intellectual disabilities in 3rd level education (M.A.; Applied Social Research 2009)
  • Vivienne Healy. Speech Changes and Speech Therapy: Views of People with Parkinsonʼs Disease and a Fast Speech Rate (MSc. Clinical Communication; 2001 – 2005).
  • Fiona Kevan. The relationship between the receptive communication skills of adults with learning disabilities, their challenging behaviour and the expressive communication of support staff. (MPhil.; 2000-2003).

Current supervisions 

  • Elizabeth Raye. Resilience across the lifespan in adults with a learning disability (PhD Oct 2015 – Present) 1st
  • Theresa Summerfield. Textspeak and literacy development in schoolchildren (PhD Oct 2015 – Present) 2nd
  • Joanna Myddleton. Cyberbullying in adult working populations (PhD, 2014-Present) 2nd
  • Claire Tranter. Enhancing cognition in context: Intelligence gathering and persuasion across cognitive, cultural and gender divides (PhD, 2014- Present) 2nd

PhD

Total number of Completions:

  • Ann French. The Nature and Role of Phonological Skills in Adolescent Learners in Mainstream Education (PhD., Manchester Metropolitan University; 2005-2012) 2nd
  • Margarita Gavriilidou. What role do psychosocial factors play in influencing HIV positive people's compliance with the medical treatment (PhD.; 2004– 2013) 2nd
  • Jude Brown. Can we and should we teach social communication to those with Autistic Spectrum Disorders? (PhD., Manchester Metropolitan University; May 2003 – 2014). 2nd

Current supervisions 

Professional/Practitioner Doctorate

Total number of Completions:

  • Charlotte Hague. Listening to young people within an Autistic Spectrum Disorder in a residential school: an ethnographic evaluation of a pupil voice project. (Doctorate in Counselling Psychology; 2013-2015) 1st
  • Marisa Lewis. Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism: A narrative inquiry into the meaning of diagnosis on self-identity (Doctorate in Counselling Psychology; 2011-2014) 1st
  • Rebecca Lunt. Exploring the professional identity of counselling psychologists: A mixed methods study (Doctorate in Counselling Psychology; 2010-2014) 1st
  • James Porter. Sexuality in the therapeutic relationship: The experiences of Gay therapists. Doctorate in Counselling Psychology; 2011-2013) 2nd

Current supervisions 

  • Libby Gaskell. Experiences of therapeutic support of offenders with a learning disability. 1st
  • Chloe Aston. Exploring secondary trauma in caregivers of children exposed to trauma.  2nd
  • Rosemary Rooney. Understanding the disclosure process of male victims of intimate partner and sexual violence. 1st  (All Doctorate in Counselling Psychology; 2014-Present)
  • Jill Mack. The Effectiveness of a Homicide Bereavement Service: A Process and Outcome Evaluation. (Doctorate in Counselling Psychology; 2013-Present) 1st
  • Jaspreet Uppal. Exploration of the well-being of families from low social economic backgrounds that have a family member with Down syndrome (Doctorate in Counselling Psychology; 2012-Present) 1st
  • Sarah Croom. An evaluation of a mindfulness group intervention for people with Intellectual Disabilities (Doctorate in Counselling Psychology; 2012-Present) 1st
  • Gurpreet Janjua. Exploring the experience of the transition process from Child and Adolescent Mental health to Adult Mental Health services (Doctorate in Counselling Psychology) (2011-Present) 1st

 

 

 

Membership of professional bodies

Associate Fellow of the BPS

CPsychol

Qualifications

Masters in Forensic Psychology (Distinction, Willan Forensic Prize)

Manchester Metropolitan University 

2003

 

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education)

Manchester Metropolitan University.

2002

 

Ph.D. Psychology ʻFunctioning, residential placement and integration of older adults with learning disabilitiesʼ

University of Liverpool

1995

 

B.A. (Hons) Psychology (2.1)

University of Liverpool 

 

Publications

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Chadwick, D., Quinn, S. & Fullwood, C. (2016). Perceptions of the risks and benefits of Internet access and use by people with intellectual disabilities. British Journal of Learning Disabilities [doi:10.1111/bld.12170.
  • Fullwood, C., Quinn, S., Chen-Wilson, J., Chadwick, D. & Reynolds, K. (2015). Put on a smiley face: Textspeak and personality perceptions. Cyberpsychology, Behaviour & Social Networking, 18(3), 147-151.
  • Porter, J., Hulbert-Williams, L. & Chadwick, D. (2015) Sexuality in the Therapeutic Relationship: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of the Experiences of Gay Therapists. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 19(2). 165-183.
  • Goldbart, J., Chadwick, D. D. & Buell, S. (2014). Speech and language therapists’ approaches to communication intervention with children and adults with profound and multiple learning disability. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 49(6), 687-701.
  • Iriarte Garcia, E., O’Brien, P. & Chadwick, D.D. (2014). Involving People With Intellectual Disabilities Within Research Teams: Lessons Learned from an Irish Experience. Journal of Policy & Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 11(2), 149-157.
  • Chadwick, D.D. (2014). Balancing safety & enjoyment: Recommending oral tastes for people with intellectual disabilities. Appetite, 81(1), 152-161.
  • Chadwick, D.D., Stubbs, J., Forvague, S., Anderson, D., Stacey, G. & Tye, S. (2014) Training support staff to modify fluids to appropriate safe consistencies for adults with intellectual disabilities and dysphagia: An efficacy study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 58(1), 84-98 [DOI: 10.1111/jir.12013].
  • Chadwick, D.D., Wesson, C. & Fullwood, C. (2013) Internet Access by People with Intellectual Disabilities: Inequalities and Opportunities. Future Internet - Special Issue "Inequality in the Digital Environment", 5(3), 376-397 [doi:10.3390/fi5030376].
  • Chadwick, D.D., Mannan, H., Iriarte Garcia, E., McConkey, R., O’Brien, P., Finlay, F., Greene, S., Lawlor, A, & Harrington, G. (2013). Family Voices: The lives of families of people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 26(2), 119-132.
  • Caton, S., Chadwick, D.D., Chapman, M., Mitchell, D. & Stanfield, J. (2012). Healthy Lifestyles for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Knowledge, Barriers and Facilitators. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 37(3), 248-259.
  • Chadwick, D. D. & Jolliffe, J. (2009). A descriptive investigation of dysphagia in adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 53(1), 29-43.
  • Chadwick, D. D. & Jolliffe, J. (2009). Effectiveness of training caregivers of adults with learning disabilities in how to use twenty signs to communicate. British Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 37(1), 34-42.
  • Davies, G., Chadwick, D.D., Cunningham, D.J., Starling, S., Duxbury, J. & Burton, M. (2008). The dental health of adults with learning disabilities – results of a pilot study. Journal of Disability & Oral Health, 9(3), 121-132.
  • Chapman, M.J., Craven, M. J. & Chadwick, D.D. (2008). The long-term impact of health practitioner input on obesity and BMI amongst adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 12(4), 309-323.
  • Chadwick, D. D., Jolliffe, J., Goldbart, J. & Burton, M. H. (2006). Barriers to caregiver compliance with eating and drinking recommendations for adults with intellectual disabilities and dysphagia. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 19(2), 153-163.
  • Samuels, R. & Chadwick, D.D. (2006). Predictors of asphyxiation risk in adults with intellectual disability and dysphagia. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 50(5), 362-370.
  • Chapman, M. J., Craven, M. J. & Chadwick, D. D. (2005). Fighting fit? An evaluation of health practitioner input to improve healthy living and reduce obesity for adults with learning disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 9(2), 131-144.
  • Chadwick, D. D., Jolliffe, J., & Goldbart, J. (2003). Adherence to eating and drinking guidelines for adults with intellectual disabilities and dysphagia. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 108(3), 202-211.
  • Chadwick, D. D., Jolliffe, J., & Goldbart, J. (2002). Carer knowledge of dysphagia management strategies. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 37(3), 345-358.


Book Chapters

  • Chadwick, D. & Wesson, C. (2016). Digital Inclusion and Disability. In A. Attrill & C. Fullwood (Ed.) Applied Cyberpsychology: Practical application of cyberpsychological theory and research. Chennai, India: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Chadwick, D., Fullwood, C., & Wesson, C. (2013). Intellectual disability, identity and the Internet. In R. Luppicini (Ed.) Handbook of research on technoself: identity in a technological society, pp. 229-254. Canada IGI Global. [DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2211-1, ISBN 13: 9781466622111]


Accessible & Practitioner Publications & Reports

  • Robertson, J, Chadwick, D.D., Baines, S. Emerson, E. and Hatton, C. (2016). Briefing Paper: What do we know about dysphagia (difficulty in eating, drinking or swallowing) in people with learning disabilities? Public Health England. [PHE publications gateway number: 2015757]
  • Robertson, J, Chadwick, D.D., Baines, S. Emerson, E. and Hatton, C. (2016). Briefing Paper: What do we know about supporting people with learning disabilities who have dysphagia (difficulty in eating, drinking or swallowing)? Public Health England. [PHE publications gateway number: 2015757].
  • Chadwick, D.D. & Wesson, C. (2014). Manchester targeted services Magistrates’ court: An Action Research Evaluation (Stage 1 Report & Recommendations). The University of Wolverhampton.
  • O’Brien, P., Fitzgerald, Brennan, C., Murphy, J. Cury, P., Murphy, D., Iriarte Garcia, E., Chadwick, D.D., Lally, N. & Mitchell, L. (2011). Transition from post compulsory education. Final Report for the National Council for Special Education.
  • Chadwick, D. D., Finlay, F., García Iriarte, E., Greene, S., Lawlor, A., McConkey, R., Spain, J. & Turner, A. (2010) Finding Out About Families & Services Working Together: What People Working in Disability Services Told us: Summary Report. National Institute for Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin.
  • Chadwick, D. D., Finlay, F., García Iriarte, E., Greene, S., Harrington, J., Lawlor, A., Mannan, H., McConkey, R., O’Brien, P., Spain, J. & Turner, A. (2010) Family Voices: Life in Ireland for families of people with intellectual disabilities. National Institute for Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin.
  • Inclusive Research Network (2010). Relationships and supports of people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland. The National Institute for Intellectual Disabilities. Trinity College Dublin.
  • Inclusive Research Network (2010). Where we live: A national study done by members of the Inclusive Research Network through surveys. The National Institute for Intellectual Disabilities. Trinity College Dublin
  • Inclusive Research Network (2010). Taking All We Want to Say to the Next Step: The Way We Want to Say It. Trinity College Dublin.
  • Inclusive Research Network (2010). All we want to say (DVD) [https://vimeo.com/album/166266/video/7980723]
  • Inclusive Research Network (2010). All We Want to Say: 2nd Part People with Intellectual Disabilities Presenting Research Findings in Ireland. The National Institute for Intellectual disabilities. Trinity College Dublin.
  • Inclusive Research Network (2009). All we want to say – Part 1. Life in Ireland for People with Intellectual Disabilities. The National Institute for Intellectual disabilities. Trinity College Dublin.
  • National Patient Safety Agency. (2007). Problems Swallowing? – Resources for healthcare staff. (and associated risk assessment & Guide). NHS.
  • Healy, V., Chadwick, D.D. & Hopcutt, B. (2004). A comparison of the efficacy of two methods of rate control in the speech of people with Parkinson’s disease. Final Report to the Parkinson’s Disease Society. [Ref no. 8032]
  • Samuels, R. & Chadwick, D. D. (2002). How I train others in dysphagia: Fred the head stops mars bars in bed. Speech & Language in Practice, Autumn.
  • Chadwick, D.D. & Davies, A.D.M. (1999). Residential placement and provision for older adults with learning disabilities. Practice report to the Brothers of Charity Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities.

Full Conference Papers (Peer Reviewed)

  • Goldbart, J., Chadwick, D.D. & Buell, S. (2010) Towards AAC: Communication interventions used with children and adults with PMLD. 14th Biennial International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Barcelona, Spain, 26th-29th July 2010. [http://www.isaac-online.org/english/online-store/conference-proceedings]
  • Chadwick, D. D., Jolliffe, J., & Goldbart, J. (2003) Caregiver knowledge and barriers to their compliance with dysphagia management strategies. Proceedings of the 5th European CPLOL Congress, Evidence Based Practice: A challenge for Speech and Language Therapists, Heriott Watt Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK, 5th – 7th Sept 2003.

Refereed Conference Papers

  • Chadwick, D., Quinn, S. & Fullwood, C. Perceptions of the risks and benefits of being online for people with an intellectual disability. 21st Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference 27th-29th June, 2016.
  • Tranter, C., Dando, C. J., Fullwood, C., Chadwick, D. Investigating persuasion across gender, cognitive and contextual divides. Association for psychological science, 28th Annual Convention, Chicago, May 26-29, 2016.
  • Chadwick, D.D., Fullwood, C. & Benton, C. (2015) An online life like any other: Social media experiences of people with intellectual disabilities 13th Biannual Research Conference of the Nordic Network on Disability Research, Bergen, Norway, May 6th – 8th, 2015.
  • Chadwick, D.D., Quinn, S., Fullwood, C. & Chen-Wilson, J. (2015) Public perceptions of the risks and benefits of being online for people with an intellectual disability 13th Biannual Research Conference of the Nordic Network on Disability Research, Bergen, Norway, May 6th – 8th, 2015.
  • Chadwick, D., Jolliffe, J., Traynor, A., Barker, J., Holt, J. & Goldbart, J. Health problems in adults with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD): Parents’ insights into diagnosis, treatment and management. Pathways to Inclusion, 4th IASSID-Europe Conference, Vienna, Austria, 14th-18th July, 2014.
  • Chadwick, D. Correlates of physical and mental health of family carers of people with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD). Pathways to Inclusion, 4th IASSID-Europe Conference, Vienna, Austria, 14th-18th July, 2014.
  • Chadwick, D., Fullwood, C., & Wesson, C. (2013). Online Identity & Intellectual disability. Social networking in cyberspace, Wolverhampton, UK, 15th-16th July 2013.
  • Chadwick, D. Fullwood, C. & Athanasiou, M. (2013). Internet use by minority groups: An application of the theory of planned behaviour. Social networking in cyberspace, Wolverhampton, UK, 15th-16th July 2013.
  • O’Brien, P., McConkey, R., Garcia Iriarte, E. Wolfe, M. & Chadwick, D.D. (2013). The 4 D’s of Inclusive research: decision making, data collection data analysis and dissemination Multiformity & Diversity: Combining individual care and community based supports. IASSID Asia-Pacific Regional Congress, Tokyo, Japan, 22-24th August, 2013.
  • Chadwick, D., McConkey, R., Turner, A. & Garcia Iriarte, E. (2012). Exploring collaboration between families of people with intellectual disabilities and those working in services. 14th IASSID World Congress, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 9th-14th July 2012.
  • Chadwick, D., Stubbs, J., Stacey, G., Forvague, S., Anderson, D. & Tye, S. (2012). Training support staff to modify fluids for adults with intellectual disabilities and dysphagia14th IASSID World Congress, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 9th-14th July 2012.
  • Chadwick, D.D. (2012). Evaluation of targeted services court for people with intellectual disabilities. 14th IASSID World Congress, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 9th-14th July 2012.
  • Goldbart, J., Chadwick, D., Buell, S. (2012). Selection of communication intervention in PIMD: Speech & language therapists’ rationales.14th IASSID World Congress, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 9th-14th July 2012
  • Stansfield, J., Chadwick, D., Mitchell, D., Caton, S., Chapman, M., Turnbull, S. (2012). Self-image and interdependence: How older people with intellectual disabilities see themselves.14th IASSID World Congress, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 9th-14th July 2012.
  • Chadwick, D.D., Stubbs, J., Forvague, S., Anderson, D., Stacey, G. & Tye, S. (2012) Training support staff to modify fluids to appropriate safe consistencies. 4th UK Swallowing Research Group Conference, 16th & 17th February 2012.
  • Garcia Iriarte, E., O’Brien, P. & Chadwick, D.D. (2011) What have we learned from conducting research with people with intellectual disabilities? 11th Biannual Research Conference of the Nordic Network on Disability Research, Reykjavík, Iceland, May 27 – 28, 2011.
  • Chadwick, D.D., McConkey, R., Iriarte Garcia, E. & Mannan, H. (2010). Advocating for Services: Experiences and concerns of family members of people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland. Seattle Club Conference for researchers in intellectual and developmental disabilities in the UK and Republic of Ireland, Llandudno, Dec 2010.
  • Chadwick, D.D., McConkey, R., Iriarte Garcia, E., O’Brien, P., Finlay, F., Greene, S., Lawlor, A., & Spain, J. (2010) Conducting inclusive research with families of people with ID. Seattle Club Conference for researchers in intellectual and developmental disabilities in the UK and Republic of Ireland, Llandudno, Dec 2010.
  • Chadwick, D.D., McConkey, R., Iriarte Garcia, E., O’Brien, P., Finlay, F., Greene, S., Lawlor, A., & Spain, J. (2010). Family voices: the concerns and strengths of families of people with ID. Seattle Club Conference for researchers in intellectual and developmental disabilities in the UK and Republic of Ireland, Llandudno, Dec 2010.
  • Chadwick, D.D., O’Brien, P., Iriarte Garcia, E., Curry, P. & Lally, N. (2010). Transition of students with intellectual disabilities from education into post-school options in Ireland. Seattle Club Conference for researchers in intellectual and developmental disabilities in the UK and Republic of Ireland, Llandudno, Dec 2010.
  • Garcia Iriarte, E., O’Brien, P., McConkey, R., Chadwick, D.D., Minogue, G., Ryan, K. & Wolfe, M. (2010). Two more steps in inclusive research: disseminating and using the findings. Seattle Club Conference for researchers in intellectual and developmental disabilities in the UK and Republic of Ireland, Llandudno, Dec 2010.
  • Garcia Iriarte, E., O’Brien, P., McConkey, R., Chadwick, D.D., Wolfe, M., Ryan, K. & Minogue, G.K. (2010). Working with committees: using inclusive research to effect Change. Integrating Biomedical and Psycho-Social-Educational Perspectives, 3rd IASSID-Europe Conference, Rome, Italy, 20-22 October, 2010.
  • Goldbart, J. & Chadwick, D.D. Therapists’ decision-making in communication interventions for people with Profound Intellectual disabilities. People with Intellectual Disabilities: Citizens of the World, 13th IASSID World Congress, Cape Town, 25-30th August 2008.
  • Chadwick, D.D. Oral tasters for people who are non-orally fed. People with Intellectual Disabilities: Citizens of the World, 13th IASSID World Congress, Cape Town, 25-30th August 2008.
  • Chadwick, D.D. & Chapman, M, Access to dental care for adults with intellectual disabilities. Research Institute for Health & Social Care (RHISC), 4th-5th July 2007.
  • Chadwick, D., Davies, G., Cunningham, D & Starling, S. Access to dental care for adults with intellectual disabilities. 'Bridging Research, Policy and Practice' Proceedings of the Second International Conference of IASSID-Europe, Maastricht, Netherlands, 2nd-5th August, 2006.
  • Chadwick D. D. & Chatterton, H. A Survey of Speech & Language Therapists’ Use of Pulse Oximetry in the Management of Dysphagia. Research Institute for Health & Social Care (RHISC), 3rd July 2006.
  • Chadwick D. D. & Chatterton, H. A survey of Speech and Language Therapists’ understanding and interpretation of pulse oximetry. Research Institute for Health & Social Care (RHISC), 3rd July 2006.
  • Chadwick, D., Davies, G., Cunningham, D & Starling, S. Access to dental care for adults with intellectual disabilities. Proceedings of the Second International Conference of IASSID-Europe, Maastricht, Netherlands, 2nd-5th August, 2006.
  • Chadwick, D. D. & Kevan, F. Comparison of speech and language therapist (SLT) and support staff judgement of the receptive communication skills of adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) and challenging behaviour. Proceedings of the 12th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID), Montpellier, France, 14th-19th June 2004.
  • Chadwick, D. D., Cooper, S. R. & Jolliffe, J. Caregiver attitudes to signing by adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). Proceedings of the 12th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID), Montpellier, France, 14th-19th June 2004.
  • Chadwick, D. D. & Jolliffe, J. Effectiveness of training staff working with adults with intellectual disabilities in how to use signs to communicate. Proceedings of the 12th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID), Montpellier, France, 14th-19th June 2004.
  • Chadwick, D. D., Jolliffe, J., & Goldbart, J. Compliance with eating and drinking management strategies for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) and dysphagia. Proceedings of the 12th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID), Montpellier, France, 14th-19th June 2004.
  • Chadwick, D. D. Training caregivers to use signing to communicate with adults with intellectual disabilities: Changing skills & attitudes and raising awareness. National Institute for People with Disabilities, 25th Annual International Conference, New York, U.S.A., 3rd-7th May, 2004.
  • Chadwick, D. D., Jolliffe, J., & Goldbart, J. Adherence to dysphagia management guidelines for adults with intellectual disabilities and dysphagia. Proceedings of the 5th European CPLOL Congress, Evidence Based Practice: A challenge for Speech and Language Therapists, Heriott Watt Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK, 5th – 7th Sept 2003.
  • Chadwick, D. D. & Evans, R. The Nutritional status of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dysphagia following Speech and Language Therapy Intervention. Proceedings of the 125th Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation. Chicago Illinois 20th –23rd May 2003.
  • Chadwick, D. D. & Jolliffe, J. Effectiveness of training caregivers of adults with learning disabilities in how to use 20 signs to communicate. Proceedings of the 125th Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation. Chicago Illinois 20th –23rd May 2003.
  • Chadwick, D. D., Jolliffe, J., & Goldbart, J. Barriers to caregiver compliance with eating and drinking recommendations for adults with intellectual disabilities and dysphagia. Proceedings of the 125th Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation. Chicago Illinois 20th –23rd May 2003.
  • Chadwick, D. D., Jolliffe, J., & Goldbart, J. Compliance with dysphagia management strategies for adults with intellectual disabilities and dysphagia. Proceedings of the 124th Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation. Orlando, Florida, 2002.
  • Chadwick, D. D., Davies, A.D.M. & Crisp, A.G. The effects of residential environment on outcomes for older adults with intellectual disabilities. Proceedings of the 24th International Congress of Applied Psychology, San Francisco, California, 1998.


Invited Presentations

  • Chadwick, D.D. Keynote: Restriction, Risk and Reward?: the Digital Inclusion of People with an Intellectual Disability. Transitions Across the Life Course of People with Disabilities: Experiences, Opportunities and Strategies, Off- and Online. International Workshop, University of Umea, Sweden, June 14–16, 2016.
  • Chadwick, D.D. Concordance, Safety & Enjoyment: Working with Eating, Drinking & Swallowing Problems with People with a Learning Disability. Birmingham City University, May, 2016.
  • Chadwick, D.D. Inclusive & participatory research with people with intellectual disabilities, their families & staff: Benefits, challenges and lessons learned. Wolverhampton University Psychology Research Conference. December, 2012.
  • Chadwick, D.D. Compliance in dysphagia management. Keynote: Speech and Language Therapy Group, Leeds Metropolitan University, Dysphagia Awareness Day. March 2009
  • Chadwick, D.D. Dysphagia in adults with intellectual disabilities: Looking at the research and contributing to the evidence base. ALD SIG, Taunton, July 2008.
  • Chadwick, D.D. & Crawford, H. Current Issues and Evidence Based Practice. Two day Speech & language therapy training course, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Belfast 17th & 18th May 2007.
  • Chadwick, D.D. Access to health services. Learning Disability Today Conference, Manchester, 2007.
  • Chadwick, D.D. & Watson, F. NPSA Initiatives: Dysphagia in People with Learning Disabilities. Patient Safety for People with Learning Disabilities, Institute of Psychiatry, London, 19th September, 2006.
  • Chadwick, D. D. Evidence Based Practice. COMSALT Paediatric Dysphagia Training, Manchester, 17th May 2006.
  • Chadwick D. D. Promoting SLT research into Learning Disabilities. Speech and Language Therapists ALD SIG, Birkenhead, 5th April, 2006.
  • Chadwick, D. D. Predictors of asphyxiation risk in adults with intellectual disabilities and dysphagia. Seminar for the Manchester Primary Care Trust Research Interest Group, 2005.
  • Chadwick, D. D. Barriers to caregiver compliance with dysphagia management strategies for adults with intellectual disabilities and dysphagia. Mental Health Group Dietetic AGM (Dysphagia: today, tomorrow and beyond), Caerphilly, Wales, 25th & 26th April 2005.
  • Chadwick, D. D. Dysphagia management for adults with intellectual disabilities and dysphagia: Compliance and barriers. Speech and Language Therapists ALD SIG, RCSLT, London, UK, 18th March 2005.
  • Chadwick, D. D. & Jolliffe, J. Dysphagia in adults with intellectual disabilities: adherence and barriers. Focus on Feeding Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 24th - 25th March 2004.
  • Jolliffe, J. & Chadwick, D.D. Modifying Diets, Modifying Practice. Focus on Feeding Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 24th - 25th March 2004.
  • Chadwick, D. D. Adherence to dysphagia management strategies. Seminar for the Manchester Primary Care Trust Research Interest Group, Spring 2001.

Previous professional experience

 

Date From

Date To

Guest Lecturer University of Liverpool

Guest Lecturer University of Dublin, Trinity College

Marie Curie Research Fellow The National Institute for Intellectual Disabilities, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Senior Lecturer in Psychology Manchester Metropolitan University

Departmental International Activity Co-ordinator

Annual International Study Conference Co-ordinator

Research Fellow in Speech Pathology Manchester Metropolitan University (Changed to Intellectual Disability 2006)

Guest Lecturer University of Liverpool

Jan 2010

May 2009

April 2009

 

Sept 2001

Aug 2001

Sept 2000

October 1999

Oct 1995

Jan 2013

Dec 2010

September 2010

April 2009

Aug 2009

Sept 2009

2009

 

May 1999

Further information

Research Funding

2016 Online support group use and psychological wellbeing for family carers of people with intellectual disabilities. BPS Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme. (£1,600)

2014 Understanding and enhancing cognition in context: Intelligence gathering and persuasion across cognitive, cultural and gender divides. Dstl National UK PhD Application (with Dr. C. Dando & Dr. C. Fullwood) (£93,000).

2011 Transitional funding for research bid preparation: Effectiveness of Training staff working with people with intellectual disabilities about eating and drinking safety (RfPB scheme) (£4,850)

2009 Knowing when I’m sick and helping me stay healthy:  Parents’ insights into the impact of communication on the diagnosis, treatment and management of health problems in adults with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) (with Ms, J. Jolliffe & Prof. Juliet Goldbart) – (£7,956)

2008 The effects of position on arterial oxygen saturation of adults with severe and profound learning disabilities (with Ms. S. Menzies) – (£5,735)

2008 Consultancy on the Fighting Fit Project with co-practitioner researchers fro the Manchester Learning Disability Partnership (£4,500)

2006-2010 Consultancy on practice and research work conducted towards developing practice and research work around the use of Thickness Indicator Model (TIM) tubes with people with dysphagia (£14,700)

2004-2007 Consultation and Coordination of National Patient Safety Agency Initiative around Dysphagia Management (£7,200)

Staff Development and Skills 

  Date Attained
Certificate in Psychological Testing (Levels A & B) – The University of Wolverhampton. 2012
Using Survey Monkey Introductory Training – Trinity College Dublin. 2009
Biographic Narrative Interpretive Method – Trinity College Dublin.  2009
Facilitation Skills: An introduction to person centred group facilitation – Trinity College Dublin,  2009 
Supervising & Examining Postgraduate Research Students, Manchester Metropolitan University. 2007
Chairing a Viva, Manchester Metropolitan,  2007
Research Ethics Study Day. The University of Manchester.  2005
Supervision of qualitative research projects – The University of Leeds.  2002
Training in the use of NVIVO to analyse qualitative data- The University of Manchester.  2000

 

External Examiner 

Current

External examiner for the Psychology Components of the Speech and Language Therapy Course at Cardiff Metropolitan University 2014-Present.

External examiner for the MSc in Cyberpsychology Course at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology 2014-Present.

 

Previous

External examiner for the Psychology Components of the Speech and Language Therapy Course at Leeds Metropolitan University 2008-2012.

 

Enterprise, Knowledge Transfer & Consultancy

Current Project activity

2014-Present Online inclusion- exploring the lived of experience of being online for people with learning disabilities
2014-Present The risk and benefits of being online with a learning disability 
2015-Present Getting involved in the Elections

 

Completed Project awards 

  •  Evaluation of targeted services court for adults with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems, 2012-2014.
  •  Transitional funding for research bid preparation: Effectiveness of Training staff working with people with intellectual disabilities about eating and drinking safety (RfPB scheme) (£4,850.00), 2011.
  • Knowing when Iʼm sick and helping me stay healthy: Parentsʼ insights into the impact of communication on the diagnosis, treatment and management of health problems in adults with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) (with Ms, J. Jolliffe & Prof. Juliet Goldbart) – (£7,956.00), 2009.
  • The effects of position on arterial oxygen saturation of adults with severe and profound learning disabilities (with Ms. S. Menzies) – (£5,735.63), 2008.
  • Consultancy on the Fighting Fit Project with co-practitioner researchers for the Manchester Learning Disability Partnership (£4,500.00), 2008.
  • Presentation to Practitioners on Looking at research and contributing to the evidence base (£225.00), 2008.
  • Consultancy on practice and research work conducted towards developing practice and research work around the use of Thickness Indicator Model (TIM) tubes with people with dysphagia (£14,700), 2006 – 2010.
  • Presentation to Practitioners on NPSA Initiatives (JA:NET) (£175.00), 2006.
  • Presentation to COMSALT Speech Therapy SIG on Evidence based practice (£97.05), 2005.
  • Consultation and Coordination of National Patient Safety Agency Initiative around Dysphagia Management (£7,200), 2004 – 2007.

 

Completed Project Management

  • Family-Service Partnerships: Promoting collaboration between families of people with intellectual disabilities and those working in services in Ireland, 2010-2011.
  • Family Voices: A participatory action research study into the concerns of families of people with intellectual disabilities, 2009-2011.
  • The life stories of family carers of adults with intellectual disabilities, 2009-2011.
  • Position and oxygen saturation in adults with learning disabilities, 2007-2010.
  • Training support staff to modify fluids – an efficacy study, 2006-2010.
  • Recommending tastes to people who are non-orally fed, 2004-2009.
  • The dental health of adults with intellectual disabilities, 2003-2007.
  • Predictors of asphyxiation risk in adults with intellectual disabilities, 2003-2005.
  • Challenging behaviour & receptive communication, 2000-2004.
  • Attitudes of support staff to using signing to com, 1999-2006.