Steven Whitton

Steven currently works for Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust in the role of Health Team Leader with the Community Learning Disabilities Team in South Norfolk.

After graduating as a Physiotherapist from Brunel University in 2003, Steven started work in the NHS completing his Band 5 & 6 rotations at the West Suffolk Hospital Foundation Trust before joining the Learning Disabilities Service as a Community Physiotherapist in 2007. Over the last 5 years, Steven has made the transition from clinical to leadership roles to pursue his interest in leading people, influencing organisational change, and patient engagement to improve standards of care for people with learning disabilities.

In 2014-15, Steven completed the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) MSc in Clinical Research at the University of East Anglia (UEA), completing a systematic review on the ‘predisposing risk factors for hip pain for adults with cerebral palsy’.

More recently, Steven has been a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists for People with Learning Disabilities (ACPPLD) National Executive Committee in the role of research officer until 2019, and a regular member of CAHPR East Anglia in recent years. Currently, Steven is engaged with a scoping exercise with stakeholders across East Anglia to create a Learning Disability Research Group.

Steven is keen to undertake a PhD and is interested in the area of learning disabilities and health inequalities, long-term conditions, and patient engagement with health action plans.