Prof. Eddie Chaplin

Eddie Chaplin, LSBU

Professor of Mental Health in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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    Health and Social Care / Mental Health and Learning Disability

Dr Eddie Chaplin is Professor of Mental Health in Neurodevelopmental Disorders in the Department of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities in the School of Health and Social Care at LSBU. Eddie specialises in mental health of neurodevelopmental disorders, his current research relates to ND in offender populations and developing services for this group.

Eddie has extensive clinical experience in local and national mental health services for people with  neurodevelopmental Disabilities including autism, intellectual disabilities and ADHD. He has also developed a number of post graduate courses relating to offending and the mental health of people with intellectual disability. Eddie has an extensive publication portfolio and is Principal Editor for the Advances in Autism Eddie’s publications include the first guided self-help manual specifically aimed at people with intellectual disabilities.

Prior to this he has developed and set up a number of innovative national clinical focussed on intellectual disabilities and/or autism.

Eddie co-ordinates and delivers specialist training programmes on the complex needs of people with intellectual disabilities for both NHS and third sector organisations. He has developed the first specific Forensic Intellectual Disabilities module and was formerly the Course Director for the MSc Mental Health in Learning Disabilities at King’s College London. Currently he teaches across a range of healthcare degree courses from undergraduate to Doctorate level.

Following his PhD in Health Services Research. Eddie has held a number of research grants to study Neurodevelopmental Disorders within the Criminal Justice System and most recently was awarded a significant grant to study Intellectual disability and autism in the courts. Eddie has an extensive publication portfolio and is Editor of the Advances in Autism Journal published by Emerald.

Most recent publications

Hardy, S and Chaplin, E and Hallett, N Evaluating a peer support model of community wellbeing for mental health: A coproduction approach to evaluation. Mental Health & Prevention, 13. 149-158. DOI 10.1016/j.mhp.2019.01.007

Chaplin, E and McCarthy, J Commentary on “diagnosis and treatment of ASD in women in secure and forensic hospital”. Advances in Autism, 5. 77-79. DOI 10.1108/AIA-10-2018-0040

Chaplin, E and Mccarthy, J Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). In: Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities 5th edition handbook resource for support staff and managers in learning disability services.. Pavilion, ISBN 9781911028963

Murphy, D and Glaser, K and Hayward, H and Cadman, T and Findon, J and Woodhouse, E and Ashwood, K and Beecham, J and Bolton, P and McEwan, F and Wilson, E and Ecker, C and Wong, I and Simonoff, E and Russell, A and McCarthy, J and Chaplin, E and Young, S and Asherson, P Crossing the divide: a longitudinal study of effective treatments for people with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder across the lifespan.. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 6. 1-240. DOI 10.3310/pgfar06020

Hardy, SE and Chaplin, E and Tolchard, B Working with Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities and Comorbid Mental Health/ Autism/ Challenging Behaviour Conditions: A Workforce Development Project. project_report. London South Bank University,

Chaplin, E and Jennings, M and Concannon, G and Francis, R and Delree, J and Bedford, L Learning disability today fourth edition: The essential handbook for support staff, service providers, families and carers. Pavilion, Hove. ISBN 9781911028697

Chaplin, E and Mukhopadhyay, S Autism Spectrum Disorders and Hate Crime. Advances in Autism, 4. DOI

Chaplin, E and McCarthy, J Editorial. Advances in Autism, 4. 1. DOI 10.1108/AIA-12-2017-0025

Chaplin, E and McCarthy, J Editorial. Advances in Autism, 4. 37-38. DOI 10.1108/AIA-03-2018-0010

Wooster, L and McCarthy, J and Chaplin, E Outcomes of an Inner City Forensic Intellectual Disability Service. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, DOI

More publications at LSBU Research Open
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • European Association of Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Mental Health Network UK Academics
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