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Prof. Eddie Chaplin

Professor of Mental Health in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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    020 7815 7010
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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.

View my publications at
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • European Association of Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Mental Health Network UK Academics