Louise Handley

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

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School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: The Development of Challenging Behaviour in Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Supervisors: Professor Chris Oliver and Dr Dawn Adams

Louise Handley is a PhD student working under the Supervision of Professor Chris Oliver. Louise is involved in research with children with developmental delay and intellectual disabilities, working with both children and their families. The focus of this research is on early screening for challenging behaviour, in addition to investigating functions of early emerging challenging behaviour and its relationship with parent well being.


BSc (Hons) Psychology


Louise Handley obtained an Undergraduate Psychology Degree from the University of Nottingham in 2009 before moving to the University of Birmingham in 2010 to start a three year funded PhD in the School of Psychology.


Challenging Behaviour in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities; Behavioural Phenotypes in Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Parent Stress and Well Being