Dr Claire Bates has a dual role, working at the Tizard Centre as an honorary research associate and as a quality analyst at Choice Support, a support provider organisation she joined in 2002.
Claire has also worked with people with intellectual disabilities in a therapeutic role after gaining an MSc in psychotherapeutic counselling. Claire's PhD focused on partner selection for people with intellectual disabilities and its impact on intimate relationships.
Claire is the founder of the Supported Loving Network which highlights the importance of good support around relationships for people with learning disabilities.
Author: Claire Bates