We are delighted to announce that Peter McGill has been promoted to Professor McGill in recognition of his work in the area of learning disability over the past 30 years.
Peter has worked in learning disability for over 30 years, initially as an instructor, residential social worker and clinical psychologist. During this period he helped to establish community-based opportunities for people coming out of institutions. He joined the Tizard Centre in 1986, was Director from 1999-2004 and became Co-Director in 2011. His research interests centre on challenging behaviour. He developed a Diploma course at Kent which trained over 200 practitioners from all over the UK in systematic ways of working with people labelled as challenging. He is an author of over 60 articles, chapters and books on learning disability. He is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and a Registered Clinical Psychologist. Peter has been a Trustee of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation since 2005 and is a member of the steering group for the Challenging Behaviour-National Strategy Group. He has been promoted to chair in the latest round of promotions at the University and will shortly be Professor Peter McGill. Staff at the Tizard Centre are delighted that Peter’s work has been recognised in this way by the University.