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Dr Janet Robertson

Research Fellow

Janet Robertson

Lancaster University

Furness Building

LA1 4YG

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 592895

Research overview

I have been involved in research in the field of intellectual disabilities since competing my PhD in 1992.  My interests centre around the health of people with intellectual disabilities. I am currently employed by Improving Health and Lives, the Public Health England sponsored Learning Disabilities Public Health Observatory. This is a collaboration between Public Health England, Lancaster University and the National Development Team for Inclusion. 

PhD supervision

Intellectual disabilities

Current Research

I work for Improving Health and Lives, the Public Health England sponsored Learning Disabilities Public Health Observatory. This is a collaboration between Public Health England, Lancaster University and the National Development Team for Inclusion. Within the Observatory's work programme, projects led by Lancaster University include:

  • Annual collation and analysis of national (English) statistics concerning people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Systematic reviews of evidence relating to the health of people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Secondary analysis of large-scale datasets to describe the health status and social determinants of health for people with intellectual disabilities.
  • A national survey of NHS Trusts concerning reasonable adjustments for people with intellectual disabilities, including the maintenance of an online, searchable database of examples of reasonable adjustments.
  • Thematic analysis of text responses in returns to the Autism nd Health/Social Care Self-Assessment Frameworks.

I am predominantly involved in reviews of evidence and secondary data analysis. 

Research Interests

I joined the Division for Health Research in 2000 having previously worked at the Hester Adrian Research Centre in Manchester for seven years. I have been involved in research in learning disabilities since completing my PhD in 1992 at the University of Kent.

I am currently employed for the majority of my time by Improving Health and Lives, the Public Health England sponsored Learning Disabilities Public Health Observatory. This is a collaboration between Public Health England, Lancaster University and the National Development Team for Inclusion.

Current Teaching

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