Dr Urshla Davalia is the clinical policy lead for the office of the chief dental officer (NHSE&I), developing an oral health initiative to care for children and young people (CYP) ages 4-25 with learning disabilities and autism who attend residential and day stay special educational settings (SES). Dr Davalia is also a member of the executive committee for the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (outgoing as honorary treasurer and incoming as honorary secretary), and national lead for Mini Mouth Care Matters (MMCM). Urshla's research interested include the management of children with complex medical conditions (with or without associated dental anomalies), the management of complicated trauma injuries and minor oral surgery procedures.

Prof Chris Oliver is Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Birmingham and director of The Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. He trained as a clinical psychologist at Edinburgh University before completing a PhD on self-injurious behaviour in people with intellectual disability at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. His main research interests are behavioural, cognitive and emotional disorders in people with severe intellectual disability, genetic syndromes and autism spectrum conditions.

British Academy of Childhood Disability is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1177868
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