Dr Precious N Sango

Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Studies

Precious Sango

I completed my PhD at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent. My thesis explored: 'Spirituality and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disability: Comparing the Significance of Spirituality in Faith and Non-Faith Based Care Services'.

Over the years I have worked in the Health and Social Care, Psychology and Disability sectors. I have also taught and continue to teach across levels 4 to 7 in the Health and Social Care, Social Work, Intellectual and (Neuro) Developmental Disability related Programmes and topics.

Research Interests

An overview of my research interests include:

  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Spirituality/Religion
  • Social inclusion
  • Mental health/illness
  • Health and social care evaluations and interventions

Qualifications

  • PhD – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury.
  • MA – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury.
  • BSc (First Class Hons) – Psychology- School of Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury
  • PGCHE- Fellow of the HEA – Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, University of Kent, Canterbury
  • Senior Fellow, Advance HE - Centre for Learning Excellence, University of Bedfordshire, Luton
  • ADOS-2 & ADI-R Certified

Teaching Expertise

  • Disability, Politics and Protest
  • Disability in Childhood: Critical Perspectives in Policy and Practice
  • Research 1: Collecting Data
  • UoB Link Coordinator for our Foundation Degrees in HSCP and CFS (2019-2022)
  • Member of Faculty Teaching Quality Standards Committee (FTQSC, 2021 - 2022)

External Roles

  • Director of Education at Books To Africa International www.books2africa.org
  • School Director at the International School of Disability Studies, Nigeria www.isds.com.ng
  • External Examiner, University of Winchester

Publications

  • Sango, P.N., et al. (2022). Exploring the role and lived experiences of people with disabilities working in the agricultural sector in northern Nigeria. African Journal of Disability, 11(0), a897.
  • Sango, P.N. and Deveau, R. (2022). A Scoping Review of Empirical Literature on People with Intellectual Disability in Nigeria. Disabilities, (2), pp. 474–487.
  • Sango, P and Forrester-Jones, R. (2022). Spirituality and the Quality of Life of Individuals with Intellectual Disability. Journal of Long-Term Care, pp. 193–204.
  • Sango, P.N. (2019) Disability Inclusive Programming and Capacity Building. A Project and Report Commissioned by Palladium/Propcom Mai-Karfi, Funded by DFID.
  • Sango, N.P. & Forrester-Jones, R. (2019). Spirituality and social networks of people with intellectual and developmental disability. in: Clegg, J. eds. New Lenses on Intellectual Disabilities. Routledge. Available at: www.routledge.com/New-Lenses-on-Intellectual-Disabilities-1st-Edition/Clegg/p/book/9780367335021
  • Sango, P. N., & Forrester-Jones, R. (2018). Spirituality and social networks of people with intellectual and developmental disability. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 1-11.
  • Sango, P. N., & Forrester-Jones, R. (2019). Spiritual care for people with intellectual and developmental disability: an exploratory study. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability.
  • Sango, P. N., & Forrester-Jones, R. (2017). Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Spirituality and Religion: A Systematic Review 1990–2015. Journal of Disability & Religion, 1-16.
  • Sango, P. N., & Sango, P. N. (2017). Country profile: intellectual and developmental disability in Nigeria. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 22(2), 87-93.
  • Carr. H., Hatzidimitriadou, E., & Sango. P.N. (2017). Evaluation of the Sleep Project for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children in Kent.
  • Palmer, D., Wheeler, J., Hendrix, E., Sango, P.N., & Hatzidimitriadou, E. (2017). Social Prescribing in Bexley: Pilot Evaluation Report. ISBN: 978-1-909067-62-2
  • Sango, P. N., & Forrester-Jones, R. (2014). Spirituality and learning disability: a review of UK Government guidance. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 19(4), 170-177.
  • Sango, P.N. (2013). Visible but Invisible: People Living With Disability in Nigeria [Press Release]. Available at books2africa.org/visible-but-invisible-people-living-with-disability-in-nigeria

Conferences

  • Sango, N.P. (2021). Welcome Address, 2nd International Conference on Disabilities in Africa for the International School of Disability Studies (ISDS) 31th of July 2021, Online.
  • Sango, N.P. (2018). Welcome Address, 1st International Conference on Disabilities in Africa for the International School of Disability Studies (ISDS) 25th of July 2018 Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Sango, P. N., & Forrester-Jones, R. (2016). Spirituality in relation to the social networks of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 15th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSID) 14-18 2016 Melbourne, Australia.
  • Sango, P. N., Forrester-Jones, R. & Calnan, M. (2016). Spirituality and people with IDD: Staff attitudes and perspectives in relation to spiritual care provision. 15th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSID) 14-18 2016 Melbourne, Australia.
  • Sango, P. N., Forrester-Jones, R., & Calnan, M. (2014). Spirituality and people with intellectual disability: comparing the significance of faith and spirituality in faith and non-faith based care services. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27(7), 354-354.

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E: precious.sango@beds.ac.uk

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