Professor Chris Hatton

Professor of Public Health and Disability

Research Overview

I am interested in a wide range of research projects concerning people with intellectual (learning) disabilities. Areas of current research interest include examining and working to reduce the health and social inequalities experienced by people with intellectual disabilities and evaluating innovations in social policy and practice such as self-directed support and short breaks for families with a disabled child.

Other long-standing research interests include staffing issues; ethnicity and religion; psychosocial interventions; personal budgets; and outcome measurement.