Dr Michelle Gregory is a Clinical Psychologist working in the East Surrey Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities. Her work mainly involves working with people whose behaviour challenges those who support them and one to one therapy. Her interests include: sexuality, autism, the lived experience of people with learning disabilities who have been adopted and fostered and inclusion in social spaces, both virtual and physical.
Michelle Gregory looks at an analysis of an archival dataset, which wet out to investigate differences in pregnancy and childbirth outcomes for mothers with and without learning disabilities.[read the full story...]
As more people are using social media sites, it is important that people with learning disabilities are not excluded.
Here, Michelle Gregory looks at a pilot study evaluating the use of an interface to help people with learning disabilities use Facebook.[read the full story...]
Trans-diagnostic treatment refers to an approach whereby the same underlying treatment principles are applied across diagnoses.
Here, Michelle Gregory looks at a pilot trial of trans-diagnostic cognitive behavioural therapy for a small group of people with mild learning disabilities who were in-patients in receipt of treatment for emotional difficulties.[read the full story...]
People with learning disabilities need to be able to talk about sexuality, sex and relationships, but often this opportunity is denied or is heavily influenced by existing social and cultural norms.
In this, her debut blog, Michelle Gregory looks at a paper which reports on how one self advocacy group tackled this issue and how they disseminated their findings.[read the full story...]