Lisa Richardson is a Research Assistant at the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent. She is also a member of the Quality and Outcomes of person centered care (QORU) policy research unit. She has an MSc in Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and developmental disabilities from the University of Kent and has been involved in research and service evaluations within the Tizard centre since 2007.
As well as contributing to the work of QORU, Lisa also works on a number of other research projects with Dr Julie Beadle-Brown. Current projects that Lisa is involved in are exploring the targeted victimisation of people with learning disabilities and autism and a multiple baseline study evaluating a drama based intervention for children with autism.
Lisa has spent over ten years working with people with autism and learning disabilities in different capacities. Her research interests are in the areas of personalisation and quality of life. Lisa takes a particular interest in issues affecting children and adults with autism as well as individuals with more severe and profound disabilities and complex needs.