We’re in this together: partnership working and Positive Behavioural Support

Dr Nick Gore

Dr Nick Gore is a Clinical Psychologist and Senior Researcher in Learning (Intellectual) Disability from Tizard Centre, University of Kent, UK. Nick has helped to develop and drive forward a number of initiatives in the field of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) through coolabouartion with multiple stakeholder groups. In 2013, Nick led the authorship of ‘Definitions and Scope for Positive Behavioural Support’ and co-authored related articles in a special edition of the International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support. These articles helped influence key policy initiatives in the UK and were used as a foundation to develop networks and systems to increase good practice in the field, including establishment of the Positive Behaviour Support Academy. Nick will share findings and experiences of this work, provide reference to new and emerging research in the field and offer reflections on future opportunities for partnership working in an Australian context.


Nick is a clinical psychologist, senior lecturer and researcher at Tizard Centre University of Kent. His work focuses on supporting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, together with their families and staff teams. Nick has a special interest in early intervention, behavior that challenges and development of a Positive Behavioral Support Framework. He has produced a range of research, conceptual and practical publications in these areas, helped to develop and maintain stakeholder networks and the implementation of PBS in the UK and Norway through workforce development and policy initiatives. Nick is the lead developer for the Early Positive Approaches to Support programme for family caregivers, co-founding member of the PBS Academy and a member of the Sharland Foundation Developmental Disabilities Research and Impact Network.