Tourette syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that typically emerges during childhood. For some, the tics defining this syndrome will decline and reduce into adolescence and young adulthood – but for others, tics are lifelong and continue into adulthood. The majority of research into Tourette syndrome has focused on children and young people, with limited consideration given to exploring the perspectives of adults living with Tourette syndrome. In this seminar, Dr Bethan Davies (Senior Research Fellow, The University of Nottingham) and Danni Phoenix-Kane (PhD candidate, University of Hertfordshire) will provide an overview of Tourette syndrome, highlight support needs and issues to consider that affect adults with Tourette syndrome and within the ageing process, and Danni will present findings from her study exploring self-identification, diagnosis and support for adults with tics in the UK.
About the Speakers
Dr Bethan Davies is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, and is based in the National Institute of Health Research MindTech Co-operative (http://mindtech.org.uk). MindTech focuses on research in technology innovation, design and evaluation in mental healthcare.
Danni Phoenix-Kane is a PhD student based at the University of Hertfordshire. Her doctoral research is exploring the diagnostic journey, lived experience, support and outcomes for adults presenting with tic disorders across the UK.
Please note that this is a Hybrid event. We welcome colleagues to 66 Banbury Road or on line via Zoom:
This event is part of a seminar series:
Convenor: Dr Melina Malli Please note that this is a Hybrid event. We welcome colleagues to 66 Banbury Road or on line via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86079626971
09 November 2023 14:00 - 15:00
Online & 66 Banbury Rd