Expanding capacity in mental health research in intellectual disabilities

Angela Hassiotis*, Peter Langdon, Ken Courtenay, Ian Hall, Bryn Lloyd-Evans, Renee Romeo, Athanasia Kouroupa, Vicky Crossey, Laurence Taggart

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Although the research base on mental health in intellectual disabilities is advancing, there are long-standing barriers that hinder successful completion of funded studies. A variety of stakeholders hold the key to mitigating the challenges and arriving at sustainable solutions that involve researchers, experts by experience, clinicians and many others in the research pathway. Lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic can also contribute to improvements in the conduct of research in the medium to long term. People with an intellectual disability and mental health conditions deserve high standards of evidence-based care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-320
Number of pages4
JournalBJPsych Bulletin
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2021


  • Consent and capacity
  • intellectual disability
  • psychosocial interventions
  • randomised controlled trial
  • service users


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