Prof Nicholas Lennox is the Director of the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability.
The Centre is part of the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland, and is based at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Brisbane.
Prof Lennox is a researcher, educator, advocate and clinician. He has specialised in the health of adults with intellectual disability since 1992. He trained in general practice and also for a time in psychiatry.
He has developed several interventions to improve the health of people with intellectual disability. They include:
• the CHAP (Comprehensive Health Assessment Program) review
• the Ask health diary
• the first “whole of life” handbook on health people with intellectual disability
• a dual diagnosis educational kit.
He has been instrumental in the IASSID (International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability) ratification of health guidelines and has successfully advocated for systemic change at local, state, national and international level. This includes the adoption of the CHAP health review process by most state governments and many NGOs across Australia and overseas.
He has also been instrumental with others in the successfully advocating for of a health assessment Medicare payment system to support GPs to perform these assessments on people with intellectual disability.
Prof Lennox has published widely in national and international journals.