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Personal details
Name Professor Pauline Heslop
Job title Professor of Intellectual Disabilities Studies
Department School for Policy Studies University of Bristol
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work+44 (0)117 331 8092
Qualifications BSc, PhD(Bristol), RGN, RSCN
Professional details
Keywords learning disabilities
health and social care
health care
mental health
Areas of expertise Quantitative and qualitative research relating to people with learning disabilities and disabled people more generally in the particular areas of:
•General health-related issues
•Mental health and related issues
•Transition from children's to adults' services
•Short-break services and supports
•Poverty and social disadvantage.

I currently lead the national Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities, which is funded by the Department of Health.

Prior to this, I was the Principal Investigator on the 'Hidden pain?' research project, which was about the perspectives of people with learning disabilities who self-injure.