Chris Hatton Chris Hatton

Chris Hatton is professor of psychology, health and social care at Lancaster University, and co-director of Improving Health and Lives, the Public Health England specialist learning disabilities public health observatory. He has a long-standing research interest in the impact of the care and support received by people with learning disabilities, and his current research focuses largely on the health inequalities they face.

He has also, with In Control, been involved in the development and analysis of practice-based evaluation tools (principally the Personalised Outcomes Evaluation Tool, or POET) to monitor the impact of personal budget on the lives of people using them and their families.

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Learning disability and health inequality: lessons from research

Why people with learning disabilities experience poorer health than others and how social workers can play a key role in supporting their general health which will help them to have fulfilling lives.