Dr Susannah Baines

Research Associate

Research Overview

My current area of research is looking at health status and health inequalities of people with learning disabilities for the Improving Health and Lives: Learning Disabilities Observatory. This includes work on health checks, advocacy, reasonable adjustments, JSNAs, Autism Self-Assessment framework and learning disabilities Self-Assessment Framework.

My previous research projects have focussed on learning disabilities, religion, spirituality, ethnicity, carer supports, disability equality, and health. I completed my PhD at Lancaster University looking at Christian Faith in the Lives of Families with an Adult with Learning Disabilities.

Constipation management in people with intellectual disability: A systematic review
Robertson, J.M., Baines, S.M.J., Emerson, E.B., Hatton, C.R. 09/2018 In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 31, 5, p. 709-724. 16 p.
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The mental health of adolescents with and without mild/moderate intellectual disabilities in England: Secondary analysis of a longitudinal cohort study
Hatton, C., Emerson, E., Robertson, J., Baines, S. 09/2018 In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 31, 5, p. 768-777. 10 p.
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Sexual activity and sexual health among young adults with and without mild/moderate intellectual disability
Baines, S., Emerson, E., Robertson, J., Hatton, C. 29/05/2018 In: BMC Public Health. 18, 1, 12 p.
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Self-reported smoking, alcohol and drug use among adolescents and young adults with and without mild to moderate intellectual disability
Robertson, J.M., Emerson, E.B., Baines, S.M.J., Hatton, C.R. 23/04/2018 In: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability.
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Self-Reported Participation in Sport/Exercise Among Adolescents and Young Adults With and Without Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disability
Robertson, J.M., Emerson, E.B., Baines, S.M.J., Hatton, C.R. 04/2018 In: Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 15, 4, p. 247-254. 8 p.
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The association between non-standard employment, job insecurity and health among British adults with and without intellectual impairments: Cohort study
Emerson, E., Hatton, C., Robertson, J., Baines, S. 04/2018 In: SSM - Population Health. 4, p. 197-205. 9 p.
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The association between employment status and health among British adults with and without intellectual impairments: cross-sectional analyses of a cohort study
Emerson, E., Hatton, C., Baines, S., Robertson, J. 27/03/2018 In: BMC Public Health. 18, 10 p.
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People with intellectual disabilities and dysphagia
Robertson, J.M., Chadwick, D., Baines, S.M.J., Emerson, E.B., Hatton, C.R. 03/2018 In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 40, 11, p. 1345-1360. 16 p.
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Postural care for people with intellectual disabilities and severely impaired motor function: a scoping review
Robertson, J.M., Baines, S.M.J., Emerson, E.B., Hatton, C.R. 01/2018 In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 31, Suppl. 1, p. 11-28. 18 p.
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Prevalence of Dysphagia in People With Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Review
Robertson, J., Chadwick, D., Baines, S., Emerson, E., Hatton, C. 12/2017
Literature review

Prevalence of constipation in people with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review
Robertson, J.M., Baines, S.M.J., Emerson, E.B., Hatton, C.R. 25/05/2017 In: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability. 15 p.
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Service responses to people with intellectual disabilities and epilepsy: a systematic review
Robertson, J., Baines, S., Emerson, E., Hatton, C. 01/2017 In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 30, 1, p. 1-32. 32 p.
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The mental health of British adults with intellectual impairments living in general households
Hatton, C., Emerson, E., Robertson, J., Baines, S. 01/2017 In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 30, 1, p. 188-197. 10 p.
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Predictors of self-reported alcohol use and attitudes toward alcohol among 11 year old British children with and without intellectual disability
Emerson, E.B., Robertson, J.M., Baines, S.M.J., Hatton, C.R. 12/2016 In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 60, 12, p. 1212-1226. 15 p.
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Obesity in British children with and without intellectual disability: cohort study
Emerson, E.B., Robertson, J.M., Baines, S.M.J., Hatton, C.R. 27/07/2016 In: BMC Public Health. 16, 10 p.
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The physical health of British adults with intellectual disabilities: a cross-sectional study
Emerson, E., Hatton, C., Robertson, J., Baines, S. 1/07/2016
Meeting abstract

Exposure to second hand tobacco smoke at home and child smoking at age 11 among British children with and without intellectual disability
Emerson, E.B., Hatton, C.R., Robertson, J.M., Baines, S.M.J. 03/2016 In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 60, 3, p. 274-281. 8 p.
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The physical health of British adults with intellectual disability: cross sectional study
Emerson, E.B., Hatton, C.R., Baines, S.M.J., Robertson, J.M. 20/01/2016 In: International Journal for Equity in Health. 15, 9 p.
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The health of parents with and without intellectual impairment in the UK
Emerson, E.B., Llewellyn, G., Hatton, C.R., Hindmarsh, G., Robertson, J.M., Man, W.Y.N., Baines, S.M.J. 12/2015 In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 59, 12, p. 1142-1154. 13 p.
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Systematic reviews of the health or health care of people with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review to identify gaps in the evidence base
Robertson, J., Hatton, C., Baines, S., Emerson, E. 11/2015
Literature review

The impact of the birth of a child with intellectual disabilities on pre-existing parental Christian faith from the perspective of parents who have parented their child to adulthood
Baines, S., Hatton, C. 11/2015 In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 28, 6, p. 524-535. 12 p.
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Mortality in people with intellectual disabilities and epilepsy: a systematic review
Robertson, J., Hatton, C., Emerson, E., Baines, S. 07/2015
Literature review

Prevalence of epilepsy among people with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review
Robertson, J., Hatton, C., Emerson, E., Baines, S. 07/2015
Literature review

What do Joint Strategic Needs Assessments tell us about people with learning disabilities in England?
Baines, S., Hatton, C. 6/03/2015 In: Tizard Learning Disability Review. 20, 2, p. 92-96. 5 p.
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Perceptions of neighbourhood quality, social and civic participation and the self rated health of British adults with intellectual disability: cross sectional study
Emerson, E., Hatton, C., Robertson, J., Baines, S. 9/12/2014 In: BMC Public Health. 14, 1, 8 p.
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The impact of health checks for people with intellectual disabilities: an updated systematic review of evidence
Robertson, J., Hatton, C., Emerson, E., Baines, S. 10/2014 In: Research in Developmental Disabilities. 35, 10, p. 2450-2462. 13 p.
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Obesity and health behaviours of British adults with self-reported intellectual impairments: cross sectional survey
Robertson, J., Emerson, E., Baines, S., Hatton, C. 3/03/2014 In: BMC Public Health. 14, 1, 7 p.
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The self-rated health of British adults with intellectual disability
Emerson, E., Robertson, J., Baines, S., Hatton, C. 03/2014 In: Research in Developmental Disabilities. 35, 3, p. 591-596. 6 p.
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Improving health and lives: The Learning Disabilities Public Health Observatory
Emerson, E., Glover, G., Turner, S., Greig, R., Hatton, C., Baines, S., Copeland, A., Evison, F., Roberts, H., Robertson, J., Welch, V. 2012 Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 6, p. 26-33. 8 p.
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Majority and Minority Ethnic Family Carers of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Perceptions of challenging behaviour and family impact
Hatton, C., Emerson, E., Kirby, S., Kotwal, H., Baines, S., Hutchinson, C., Dobson, K., Marks, B. 2010 In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 23, 1, p. 63-74. 11 p.
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Summary of responses to the consultation on valuing people now : from progress to transformation
Hatton, C., Robertson, J.M., Power, A., Baines, S., Emerson, E. 2009 London : Department of Health
Working paper