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Academic Staff

Dr Ben Donner (part-time)

Position in departmentClinical Tutor
Staff positionLecturer
Emailb.donner@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 874729
Room2S2.3.26
Academic support hoursMonday, Tuesday and Friday
Qualifications

 DClinPsych UCL

Research interests
  • Adult Autism
  • Adult Learning Disabilities
  • Mental health services reform
  • Iatrogenesis
  • Health gradients
Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals:

  • Donner, B. (2015) Clinical Psychology Forum Free for All (Correspondence). Clinical Psychology Forum, 267. British Psychological Society, England.
  • Donner, B. (2014) The Wonder of Computers: A threat to Health and Clinical Psychology. Clinical Psychology Forum, 257. British Psychological Society, England.
  • Donner, B. (2012) What’s Wrong with Medicalising Behaviour? Clinical Psychology Forum, 236. British Psychological Society, England.
  • Donner, B., Mutter, R. & Scior, K (2010) Mainstream in-patient mental health care for people with intellectual disabilities: service user, carer and provider experiences. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability vol. 23, no.3, pp 214-225, Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Ross, K. Adams, K. & Donner, B (2005) Mindfulness for Inpatients. Clinical Psychology Forum, 47, British Psychological Society, England.
Conferences/presentations

 An Introduction to Autism & Sensory Approaches to Autism, Psychology in the Real World Information Day for Families, Carers and Staff, 2016, Barking & Dagenham Civic Centre.

Additional information

Ben previously worked as Lead Clinical Psychologist for Barking & Dagenham Adult Complex Needs Team until 2016. Ben founded North East London NHS Foundation Trust’s Adult Autism Assessment Service in 2013. He has further training in CAT and group psychotherapy, and worked in a Community Recovery Team supporting people with severe mental health problems from 2008 to 2014. Ben also works as an autism consultant for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), and as an expert witness for the UK Courts. Ben is primarily interested in real world applications of psychology and mental health services reform.

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