Beverley Gilligan, MA MSW LCSW - Social Work

 

Beverley Gilligan

Beverley Gilligan, MA, MSW, LCSW is a Social Work Faculty member of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs at the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI). She completed her studies at the University of Toronto, University of Guelph, and Wilfrid Laurier University, all in Ontario, Canada. She holds two Master’s degrees, one in applied child psychology and one in clinical social work. Beverley came to BCH as a LEND Fellow with a background in school psychology, community mental health, and private practice. Currently, she is the Program Coordinator of the Fogarty/NIH D43 International Bioethics Research Postdoctoral Training program (Azerbaijan/Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan/Uzbekistan) and the recently completed Fogarty/NIMH/NIH D43 Global Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Training program (Turkey/Azerbaijan). Other projects in which she has contributed include a Grand Challenges Canada study of identification of children with neurodevelopmental disorder (0-36 months) in the National Program of Immunization, Lagos, Nigeria; the World Innovation Summit in Health (WISH) on Autism, Doha, Qatar; and an AIDD funded UCEDD/LEND and Boston Somali Development Center collaboration to educate parents within a culturally sensitive frame about early identification of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and addressing issues concerning stigma.