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Professor Pauline Heslop


Pauline Heslop has a background of working with children and young people in a variety of settings in the UK and overseas. Her early research achievements at the University of Bristol were completed at the School for Policy Studies, and the (former) Department of Social Medicine. She joined the Norah Fry Research Centre in 1999.

Since then, Pauline has worked on a number of major research projects. Her most recent role has been as Principal Investigator of the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities, and she is now working to embed the recommendations of this into practice.

Pauline Heslop's previous research about transition contributed thinking towards the development of the Learning Disability White Paper ‘Valuing People’ (2001); research about the use of psychotropic medications with people with learning difficulties involved collaboration with the national Medicines Partnership and achieved international recognition; and research about short-break services contributed evidence for the 2007 Treasury Spending Review for Disabled Children.



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