Lecturer in Learning Disabilities
Carnegie, E. (2018). Report of Public Engagement Event, October 11 2016. Edinburgh Napier University
This research study was conducted in 2015. The aim was to understand the views and experiences of the HPV vaccine in order to inform policy and practice. The researchers condu...
Stavert, J. (2016). Supported Decision-Making: Good Practice Guide. Edinburgh: Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
Supported decision-making maximizes an individual's ability to ensure that their rights, will and preferences are at the centre of all decisions that concern them...
Slevin, E., Taggart, L., McConkey, R., Cousins, W., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., & Dowling, S. (2011). A rapid review of literature relating to support for people with intellectual disabilities and their family carers when the person has: behaviours that challenge and/or mental health problems; or they are advancing in age,. HSC Public Health Agency
What services and support do people with Intellectual disabilities who display behaviours that challenge and their caregivers require to meet their needs? What services and su...
Burdett Trust for Nursing
The project focuses on person centred care for people with learning disabilities at the point of transition from child to adult health services. The project will include multiple nursing perspectives ...
Learning Materials Developer & Interactive Lecturer
McConkey, R., Milligan, V., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., & Poulton, B. (2007). Connecting With Autism Project. Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster
No abstract available.
McConkey, R., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., & Milligan, V. (2006). Evaluation Report on the Western Area Support Project (WASP) on early intervention with families who have a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Family Planning Association NI; Family Planning Association UK
The WASP Project is funded by the Children Fund and aims to develop a holistic approach to interventions with families in the Western Board1 area of Northern Ireland. This is ...
Truesdale-Kennedy, M., Taggart, L., Carey, M., Stacey, L., Madelia, P., Scott, J., …Northway, R. (2014). Type 2 Diabetes education for adults with intellectual disabillities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27(4), 297-328. doi:10.1111/jar.12107
Aim: Our goal was to adapt a self-management type 2 diabetes educationprogramme developed for the non-disabled population (DESMOND) for usewith adults with intellectual disabi...
Al Maskari, T., Melville, C., Al Farsi, Y., Wahid, R., & Willis, D. (in press). Qualitative exploration of the barriers to, and facilitators of, screening children for autism spectrum disorder in Oman. Early Child Development and Care, 1-16. doi:10.1080/03004430.2018.1550084
Few studies explored the challenges associated with screening of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Arab and Middle Eastern countries. This study aims to explore the facilitato...
Brown, M. J., Maine, A., Brown, M. .., Dickson, A., & Truesdale, M. (in press). An evaluation of mainstream type 2 diabetes educational programmes in relation to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, doi:10.1111/jar.12544
Risk reduction and self‐management programs for type 2 diabetes (T2D) are commonplace. However, little is known about their appropriateness for people with intellec...
Angell, A. M., Heffron, J. L., Spassiani, N. A., Heffron, J., Hammel, J., & Angell, A. (in press). Using Photovoice as a Participatory Method to Identify and Strategize Community Participation with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1-14. doi:10.1080/11038128.2018.1502350
Background: Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) experience barriers to community participation, yet their insider experiences of environmental barri...
Willis, D., Samalin, E., & Satgé, D. (2018). Colorectal Cancer in People with Intellectual Disabilities. Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology, 95(6), 323-336. doi:10.1159/000492077
People with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) are now living longer; thus, the incidence of cancer within this population is increasing. Available data indicate an excess of d...
Taggart, L., Truesdale, M., Dunkley, A., House, A., & Russell, A. M. (2018). Health Promotion and Wellness Initiatives Targeting Chronic Disease Prevention and Management for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Recent Advancements in Type 2 Diabetes. Current Developmental Disorders Reports, 5(3), 132-142. doi:10.1007/s40474-018-0142-5
Purpose of Review The aim of this paper was to review the recent international developments in health promotion and wellness
initiatives targeting chronic disease prevention a...
Maine, A., Brown, M., Dickson, A., & Truesdale, M. (in press). The experience of type 2 diabetes self-management in adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers: A review of the literature using meta-aggregative synthesis and an appraisal of rigor. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, doi:10.1177/1744629518774172
People with intellectual disabilities (ID) experience significant barriers to diabetes self-management (DSM), yet there remains a paucity of research within this population. A...
Al Maskari, T. S., Melville, C. A., & Willis, D. S. (2018). Systematic review: cultural adaptation and feasibility of screening for autism in non-English speaking countries. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 12(1),
Aim: To explore the feasibility of screening for Autism spectrum disorder in Non-English-Speaking Countries, the cultural influences and the nurses' role in the screening proc...
O'Leary, L., Hughes-McCormack, L., Dunn, K., & Cooper, S. (in press). Early death and causes of death of people with Down syndrome: A systematic review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, doi:10.1111/jar.12446. ISSN 1360-2322
Background: It is thought that people with Down syndrome die younger than the general population, but that survival rates are improving.
Methods: Five databases were searched...
O'Leary, L., Cooper, S., & Hughes-McCormack, L. (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...