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Qualifications

B.Sc PhD

About

My research interests have figured on three key themes: the self-identities of people with learning disabilities, the lives and experiences of parents of people with learning disabilities over the life course; and the social and historical relationship between disability and death.

This latter area is one that is only beginning to emerge as an area of international academic concern. My current research involves studies of: deaths in learning disability service settings; palliative care provision for people with learning disabilities in Wales; the perspectives people with learning disabilities hold about death and dying; and death in an Edwardian institution.

My main methodological interests are concerned with qualitative research.

Experience

Learning Disability, History, Social Care and Policy, Research Methods

Publications

Todd, S. and Read. S. (2010) Thinking about death and what it means: The Perspectives of People with an Intellectual Disability, International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, Volume 3, pp 87-92.

Todd, S. (2009) Learning to take the world seriously: An ethnographic study of the management of knowledge in a special school for children with intellectual disabilities Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 13: 221-238.

Todd, S. (2009) The Absence of Death and Dying in Intellectual Disability In Sarah Earle, Carol Komaromy, Caroline Bartholomew (Eds), Research In Death and Dying: A Reader, Sage Publications.

Todd, S. (2008) Silenced Endings in Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: In Sarah Earle, Caroline Bartholomew and Carol Komaromy (eds) Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: An Anthology , Sage Publications.

Todd, S. (2007) Silenced grief: the experiences of bereaved parents of people with learning disabilities. Journal of Intellectual disability Research, 51, 637–648.

Todd, S. (2007) Matters of death in life: the historical and troubling association between death and learning disability. In S. Read (ed) Learning Disabilities and Palliative Care. London: Quay Books

Todd, S. and Jones, S. (2005) Looking both ways: the experiences of mid-life mothers of children with learning disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 49, 389-404.

Todd, S. (2007) Matters of death in life: the historical and troubling association between death and learning disability. In S. Read (ed) Learning Disabilities and Palliative Care. London: Quay Books

Todd, S. (2005) Surprised endings: the dying of people with learning disabilities. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 11, 80-4.

Todd, S. (2005) Reconnecting death and intellectual disability. European Journal of Palliative Care, 12, 32-35.

Todd, S. (2002) Death does not become us: death and learning disabilities. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 38, 225-23

Memberships

Associate Fellow IASSID

External

Chair Welsh Forum on Death, Dying and Lerarning Disability, Co-oridnator IASSID Special Interest Group on Death, Dying and Intellectual Disability, Iassid Fellow, Editorial Boards – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

Research

Death Dying and Learning Disability

Research Interests

Current Research Activity Death and Dying: Views of People with Learning Disabilities, End-f-life care for people with learning disabilities. Death in an Edwardian Institution

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