Professor Eric Emerson
Eric Emerson is Professor of Disability Population Health at the Centre for Disability Research and Policy where he leads on the Centre’s stream of work on disability and disadvantage. He is also Professor of Disability & Health Research at the Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University, UK and Co-Director of the English specialist Public Health Observatory on intellectual disabilities.
He has been a member of advisory groups to several government and non-government organisations. Since 2008 he has been responsible for liaison between IASSIDD (the international community of researchers and research centers in intellectual and developmental disability) and the World Health Organization. In 2008 he was awarded IASSIDD’s Distinguished Career Award for research.
He has authored over 280 publications (books, book chapters and journal articles) on issues related to the wellbeing and social inequalities faced by people with disabilities, especially children with disabilities and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. He is one of the most frequently cited researchers in the world on issues relating to disability.
His main research interests lie in understanding and addressing the health and social inequalities faced by people with disabilities.
- Emerson, E. (2012). Commentary: Childhood exposure to environmental adversity and the well-being of people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research Online early doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01577.x
- Emerson, E. (2012). Household deprivation, neighbourhood deprivation, ethnicity and the prevalence of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 66, 218-224.
- Emerson, E. (2012). Understanding disabled childhoods: What can we learn from population-based studies? Children & Society 26, 214-222.
- Emerson, E., Hatton, C., Dickson, K., Gone, R., Caine, A., & Bromley, J. (2012). Clinical Psychology and People with Intellectual Disabilities (2nd Edition). Chichester: Wiley.
- Emerson, E., Vick, B., Graham, H., Hatton, C., Llewellyn, G., Madden, R., Rechel, B., & Robertson, J. (2012). Disablement and health. In N Watson, C Thomas & A Roulestone (Eds) The Routledge Companion to Disability Studies. London: Routledge.
- Emerson, E., Yasamy, M.T., & Saxena, S. (2012). Editorial: Scaling up support for children with developmental disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 25, 96-98.
- Emerson, E. & Einfeld, S. (2011). Challenging Behaviour: Analysis and Intervention in People with Intellectual Disabilities (3rd Edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Emerson, E., Einfeld, S., & Stancliffe, R. (2011). Predictors of the persistence of conduct difficulties in children with cognitive delay. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines 52, 1184-1194.
- ‘Establishment of a Learning Disabilities Public Health Observatory’, (PI: Professor John Wilkinson), 2010-2013, £1.7 million
- ‘Disability & health inequalities’, 2011, European Regional Office of WHO, £7,000
- ‘Estimating future need for social care services for younger disabled adults’, NIHR School for Social Care Research, 2010-2011, £98,000
- ‘The impact of short breaks on the well being of disabled children and their families’, (PI: Professor Chris Hatton, Lancaster University), DCSF, 2009-2012, £598,187.
- ‘The association between child disability and poverty dynamics in British families’, ESRC, 2008-9, £74,000