Given my interest and expertise in research methodology I am involved in a wide range of projects in the area of applied health research and evaluation, all with a very strong focus on using research to inform practice. A major theme in my research is the impact of research and how knowledge transfer and exchange activities can support the ability of research to have an impact in practice. My research activities can be framed as having three main strands: - Applied health research: Specific research topics include palliative care, bereavement in adults with intellectual disabilities, services for older adults with intellectual disabilities, child and adolescent mental health, and the impact of childhood illness and disability on the family. - Applied research and evaluation : Specific interests include knowledge transfer and exchange, research synthesis (including systematic reviews), interventions in real world settings (outcome and process), research with challenging groups, mixed methods and child-centred research. - Teaching and academic development: Specific research topics include teaching research skills in undergraduate psychology, using small group workshops in large class groups and inquiry-based learning in developmental psychology.