Dr Alison Alborz

Senior Lecturer (Complex Lrng Disab'lty)

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Biography

Alison is a psychologist specialising in the field of the intellectual and developmental disabilities and quality of life.

Initially based at the Hester Adrian Research Centre, she managed research into the epidemiology of 'challenging behaviour', and investigated the needs of informal carers and development of children with Down's syndrome. As a Research Fellow at the National Primary Care R&D Centre, University of Manchester, her work addressed issues of access to mainstream healthcare for people with intellectual disabilities and the role of health checks in primary care settings. 

Alison is now a Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Institute of Education, where her work focuses on Quality of Life.  She has theorised on the nature of quality of life, with a view to informing developments to improve mental health and wellbeing, particularly for those who have intellectual disabilities.  Based on her earlier work, her current focus is on the role of adult education in promoting better quality of life.

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Current teaching speciality distance learning courses in research methodology (quantitative and qualitative research design and analysis) and research ethics.  

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 2001 - Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, The University of Manchester
  • 1984 - Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 2.i, Manchester Metropolitan University

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