The Team

Andrew McDonnell

Andrew McDonnell

Studio III Director

BSc., MSc., PhD. Consultant Clinical Psychologist to and Director of Studio III Clinical Services; Director, clinical consultant and Team Leader to Studio III Training; formerly Clinical Psychologist to Monyhull Hospital Birmingham. Andrew has particular interest in the design of community settings for people who challenge. He has extensive experience of working with service users with a learning disability and/or an ASD who self harm.

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Michael McCreadie

Michael McCreadie

Studio III Clinical Services

Michael is a Health Psychologist with specialist knowledge and experience in Neuro-Developmental conditions and Acquired Brain Injury. Michael provides clinical support, advice and consultancy to Statutory and Non-Governmental Organisations in Scotland, England, Ireland and Scandinavia. Along with Andrew McDonnell and others Michael has been involved in promoting the notion of well-being in service delivery as a means of meeting the holistic needs of people with neurological issues and their families.

Linda Woodcock

Linda Woodcock

Studio III Training Systems

BSc. (Hons) Applied Social Sciences. PG Cert. Adults with Intellectual Disabilities with Severe and Complex Needs. Before joining Studio III, Linda worked for Autism West Midlands as Family Services Manager. Linda worked in the field of mental health and counselling psychology during which time she became very aware of the needs of families and informal carers. Linda also wmanaged the advice and advocacy team at the Princess Royal Trust for Carers. Over the past four years Linda has been involved in the development and delivery of the management of challenging behaviour courses, including physical interventions, to families.

Bo Hejlskov Elvén.

Bo Hejlskov Elvén.

www.hejlskov.se

Bo is a clinical psychologist based in Scandinavia. His work with guidance and lecturing concerning managing challenging behavior.

Bo’s field is care and special education, mainly concerning children and adults with developmental disabilities such as autism, Asperger´s syndrome, ADHD or intellectual disabilities. Bo also works in the psychiatric field and in juvenile correction facilities.

The basis of Bo’s methods is developmental neuropsychology, stress and affect theory. The methods are part of an increasing knowledge base in the tradition often named Low Arousal Approach.


Roy Deveau

Roy Deveau

MA, MSc, BA, RMN, RGN, RHV

Roy is an Honorary Research Associate at the Tizard centre, University of Kent and Research Associate for Studio III. Following a career in nursing and as a service provider for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour,  Roy now concentrates on research and independent work.

Independent work is focussed upon supervising and mentoring behavioural teams, and undertaking research/evaluation for service providers. Roy has researched the use of physical interventions, use of video to develop structured teaching in services for people with autistic spectrum conditions and most recently into frontline leadership (practice leadership) and services for people who challenge.

Current research interests are focussed upon Low Arousal, contextual issues for frontline leaders and management of anxiety in people with intellectual disabilities.

Link to publications

Andrea Page

Andrea Page

Senior Academic, Birmingham City University, UK

Andrea is a module leader and lecturer on foundation nursing skills and issues relating to the care of people with a learning disability for level 4, 5 and 6 undergraduate students.

Andrea  is a developer in the use of e-learning and apps and co-developed ‘Virtuar’, an award winning  moving and handling software package that provides on-line training via a virtual environment.  Andrea is currently developing, Basic Life Support for Carers of People with Distorted Body Shape. This app will provide carers the latest, most relevant, advice available which can downloaded and accessed from an iPhone, tablet or android device.

Andrea in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital is developing 3D images of the holding techniques reviewed as being safe, effective and appropriate to use with children and young people. This ground breaking research is part of her PhD and the images will provide a useful reference to aid learning, memory and retention of skill.

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