Health and Wellbeing Public Lecture series III :latest research on Learning Disabilities

Giving the community an opportunity to hear about the latest research on Learning Disabilities

A lecture focusing on Learning Disabilities takes place at Venue Cymru at 6pm on 15th January 2013. The lecture series is free to attend, open to the public and includes refreshments, networking opportunities and a certificate of attendance. 


This session will feature two short presentations during the evening, the first being delivered by Dr. Richard Hastings Research Director of the clinical psychology training programme at Bangor University. This presentation will focus on presenting research information from population based studies in the UK where families of children with intellectual disability and/or autism can be compared to other families and explore what this research tells us about positive outcomes for family members.


The second lecture presented by Sally Rees who, until the re-configuration of the NHS in Wales, was the carer non officer member and lead for children and young people for the former Wrexham Local Health Board. Her presentation will explore the role of the transition key worker in supporting disabled young people aged between 14 and 25 in Wales, as well as other transitional issues affecting disabled young people. There will also be an opportunity to ask the presenters questions and receive feedback.


This is the third lecture of the third Health and Wellbeing Lecture Series. The lectures have provided cutting-edge research on health and wellbeing topics in a friendly and accessible format. They are organised by The CADARN Skills Centre, a partnership between Aberystwyth, Bangor, Glyndwr and The Open universities and supported by Coleg Llandrillo Menai and the National Leadership & Innovation Agency for Healthcare (NLIAH).


Although the events are free, registration is essential to book your place. Please register by contacting The CADARN Skills Centre at Bangor University on 01248 365918 or or for further information on the lecture series and The Skills Centre, please visit the website:

Publication date: 7 January 2013