(International) Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Autism Research Hub, Ulster University
Dr Laurence Taggart is a Reader, and leads the Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Autism Research Hub at Ulster University. Laurence is the current Chair of the Health Specialist Interest Research Group of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) and was until Dec 2016, President of the Royal Society of Medicine Intellectual Disability Forum. He is the Expert Advisor for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline for older adults with an intellectual disability in the UK.
Laurence’s main research interests focus on the health of people with intellectual disabilities (i.e. health inequalities, inequities and health promotion), the use of technology to improve health, computer interface and knowledge transfer. He has received funding of over £3.3 million from a range of national competitive funders (incl. NIHR, ESRC) to complete research projects aimed at transferring research knowledge into practice in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has published over 100 articles and chapters and is the co-editor of ‘Health Promotion for People with Intellectual & Developmental’ Disabilities’ (2014) .