Professor Chris Hatton
Chris is an academic at the Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University, UK, and he’s also the Co-Director of the Public Health England Learning Disabilities Observatory. Chris has worked at Lancaster since 2000 – before that he worked mainly as a researcher at the Hester Adrian Research Centre, University of Manchester, UK.
Chris has been involved in research with people with intellectual disabilities for nearly 30 years. With many excellent colleagues, he has been working on: 1) making visible the economic, social and health inequalities experienced by people with intellectual disabilities and their families; 2) trying to understand more about why and how these inequalities happen; 3) working with a wide range of people to try and tackle these inequalities.
Chris has jointly written lots of journal articles and books (you can find most of them here https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fhm/dhr/people/chris-hatton) and writes a blog (which you can find here https://chrishatton.blogspot.co.uk/ ). He is also on twitter at @chrishattoncedr. Chris lives in Kendal in the English Lake District, and so is easily confused by warmth and sunshine.