Professor Eric Emerson

Emeritus Professor

Research Overview

My research focuses on better understanding the determinants of the health and social inequalities experienced by disabled people. We have a particular interest in estimating the influence of social determinants of health (e.g., poverty, social exclusion, discrimination) on the wellbeing of young people with disabilities and people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. One output of our work is the identification of potential approaches for reducing the health inequalities experienced by disabled people.

Selected Publications

Disablement and health
Emerson, E., Vick, B., Graham, H., Hatton, C., Llewellyn, G., Madden, R., Rechel, B., Robertson, J. 2012 In: The Routledge handbook of disability studies. New York : Routledge p. 253-270. 28 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Deprivation, ethnicity and the prevalence of intellectual and developmental disabilities
Emerson, E. 03/2012 In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 66, 3, p. 218-224. 7 p.
Journal article

Challenging behaviour: analysis and intervention in people with intellectual disabilities
Emerson, E., Einfeld, S.L. 2011 3rd ed. ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 215 p. ISBN: 9780521728935.

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