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Lecturer in Learning Disabilities
O'Leary, L., Hughes-McCormack, L. & Cooper, S. (2017). Early death and causes of death of people with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. doi:10.1111/jar.12417. ISSN 1360-2322
Background: Death of people with intellectual disabilities is considered to be earlier than for the general population.
Methods: Databases were searched for intellectual d...
O'Leary, L., Taggart, L. & Cousins, W. (2017). Healthy lifestyle behaviours for people with intellectual disabilities: An exploration of organizational barriers and enablers. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. doi:10.1111/jar.12396. ISSN 1360-2322
The health-related behaviours of people with intellectual disabilities may be determined by organisational influences. This innovative study aimed to explore manage...
Yates, P. (in press). 'Siblings as better together': Social worker decision-making in cases involving sibling sexual behaviour. British Journal of Social Work. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcx018. ISSN 0045-3102
Sibling abuse is arguably the most prevalent form of family violence (Meyers, 2014), with sibling sexual abuse more common than parental sexual abuse (Krienert and Walsh, 2011...
Yates, P. (2016). Sibling sexual abuse: Why don't we talk about it?. Journal of Clinical Nursing. doi:10.1111/jocn.13531. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and objectives
To explore two hypotheses for explaining why there is little written about sibling sexual abuse and to raise awareness of the subject in order better to pr...
Yates, P. (2016). Social workers’ use of heuristics in risk assessment and decision making in cases involving sibling sexual abuse. Forensische Psychiatrie und Psychotherpie. 23(Supp 1), 164. ISSN 0945-2540
Between 1/3 and 1/2 of sexual abuse perpetrated by children and young people involves siblings as victims. The currently available risk assessment tools give this little consi...
Scourfield, J., Allely, C., Coffey, A. & Yates, P. (2016). Working with fathers of at-risk children: insights from a qualitative process evaluation of an intensive group-based intervention. Children and Youth Services Review. 69, 259-267. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.08.021. ISSN 0190-7409
This article is based on qualitative research with fathers who attended Mellow Dads, an intensive ‘dads only’ group-based intervention underpinned by attachment theory for fat...