KESS PhD student presents poster at Intellectual Disabilities conference

Daron Owens, who is in her first year of a PhD KESS ll studentship, recently presented a poster outlining the method for her first piece of work - a systematic literature review – at the Research in Intellectual Disabilities conference in Glasgow. Daron is exploring the experiences of people with a learning disability in the early stages of the new Social Services and Wellbeing Act (2014) Wales. Her partner organisation is Mencap Cymru.Daron pictured with her posterDaron pictured with her poster

“This was my first conference and it was a brilliant opportunity to present my work to other researchers of learning disabilities”, said Daron, who attended the events on 12th and 13th December. “I got to hear some very interesting lectures, and I was introduced to some significant issues arising today. I was also made aware of additional challenges facing people with learning disabilities at present. The poster session was a valuable opportunity for me to meet with other researchers, and I learnt some interesting tips from people that have previously undertaken systematic reviews.

“By 2018, I hope to present my research at the World Down Syndrome Congress, which is also being held in Glasgow.”

Publication date: 21 December 2016