Research training course for people with intellectual disabilities

Learning how to do research

We are running an 8 week FREE research training course for people with learning (intellectual) disabilities, starting on 30th April 2019.

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8 Tuesday afternoons (2.00-4.00pm)
First lesson: 30 April 2019
Last lesson: 18 June 2019


St George’s University in Tooting, South London

What will you learn on this course?

  • What research is
  • Why people do research
  • How people do research
  • How you can help with research

You will get a chance to practice doing research.

For example:

  • Doing interviews
  • Making a questionnaire
  • Work out what the answers mean

Who is the course for?

People with a learning disability. They should be interested in:

  • finding out answers to questions
  • what other people think and do

Who are the teachers?

We have lots of experience of doing research together with people with a learning disability.

  • Claire Lam will lead the lessons.
  • Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne will make sure everything goes well. She will also teach on some afternoons.
  • Other people will help with the teaching, including people with a learning disability.

We have 10 free places available.

The course is paid for by the National Institute for Health Research (part of the NHS), because they want more people with learning disabilities to be involved in research.

How to apply

The course leaders will decide who gets a place. To help us decide:

  • Tell us why you want to do the course.
  • Tell us anything else about your life that you think we’d be interested in.
  • You can do this in a letter, email, video, in person, or in whatever way you find easiest.
  • You can ask someone to help you.

We want to tell you more about the course. Get in touch and ask us!

Contact Irene Tuffrey-Wijne


Phone: 020 8725 0116 leave a message. Don’t forget to say your phone number

Kingston & St George’s University
6th floor Hunter Wing
Cranmer Terrace
London SW17 0RE