David Abbott

Professor David Abbott

Executive Group | academic

Associate Director
NIHR School for Social Care Research
University of Bristol

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Professor of Social Policy
School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

David Abbott is Associate Director of NIHR SSCR.

David is also Professor of Social Policy within the School for Policy Studies (SPS) at the University of Bristol. He joined the Norah Fry Research Centre at SPS in 1999 and much of his work has focused on issues for disabled children, young people and adults Ð as well as their families and the services that support them. He has research interests in: transition to adulthood; multi-agency working; young disabled people who live away from home in residential settings; gay, lesbian and bisexual people with learning difficulties Ð their experiences, the barriers they face and the ways in which they overcome them; and how young people with long term health conditions do or do not access good quality social care support.