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Biography - Sue Dumbleton

Sue's people profile at The Open University

Sue is a Senior Lecturer and Staff Tutor in the Faculty of Health & Social Care at The Open University in Scotland. She has a long standing interest in learning disability and has worked with people who have a learning disability in housing support, residential care and in further and adult education. Sue is particularly interested in services for children and young people who have a learning disability. Her daughter has a learning disability, so her interest is personal as well as professional and academic. In recent years her daughter has started to attend the occasional SHLD meeting and the annual conference too.

Sue enjoys the SHLD annual conference as a time to meet friends and colleagues, as well as listen to high quality presentations in a supportive and inclusive environment. She has been fortunate enough to be invited to speak at several conferences.

Sue has also been involved in organising several conferences in Scotland in a partnership between The Open University, the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability and the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services:

Sue’s publications include:

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Liz Tilley 
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
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

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