About Nick Lennox
Back by popular demand Prof Nicholas Lennox is presenting again! Nick is the Director of the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability as well as a researcher, educator, advocate and clinician.
He has specialised in the health of adults with intellectual disability since 1992 and trained in general practice and, for a time, in psychiatry. In 2007, he completed his PhD based on a randomised controlled trial of the Comprehensive Health Assessment Program (CHAP).
He has developed several interventions to improve the health of people with intellectual disability including the Ask Health Diary and the first “whole of life” handbook on the health of people with intellectual disability.
He has been instrumental in the IASSIDD (International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) ratification of health guidelines and has successfully advocated for systemic change at a local, state, national and international level.
During his 25-year career he has tried to empower people with intellectual disabilities and those that support them to improve their lives. As always, his workshops will pass on some of the information he has acquired to support workers and provide ways you can continue to empower people you support.