Duncan Mitchell is Professor of Health and Disability at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has worked with people with learning disabilities since 1983 and has been interested in exploring the history of learning disability services since his experiences as a student nurse in one of the old long stay institutions. Duncan is proud of the small part he played in the closure of the institutions when he worked as part of the resettlement programme in the late 1980s. He has also worked as a Community Learning Disability Nurse and has lectured in learning disabilities, politics of health and history of nursing. Duncan is the author of papers on the history of learning disability, health and learning disability.
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Chair of the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
The Open University
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