Professor Chris Oliver

Professor Chris OliverMeeting the needs of children with severe intellectual disability: From response to strategy

Affiliation: Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham

Biography: Chris Oliver is Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Birmingham and Director of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. He trained as a clinical psychologist at Edinburgh University before completing a PhD on self-injurious behaviour in people with intellectual disability at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He is currently researching early intervention, behaviour disorders in people with severe intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, behavioural phenotypes in genetic syndromes and neuropsychological and behavioural assessment for people with severe intellectual disability. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals, is Editor in Chief for the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research and serves on a number of scientific advisory committees for syndrome support groups.

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