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Ruth Wilson


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Programme Leader / Senior Lecturer Learning Disability Nursing

Having qualified as a registered nurse for people with learning disabilities in 1990, I embarked upon a career in clinical practice, working with people of all ages and in a variety of settings, including residential homes, ward environments and various community settings. I have experience working with a range of people, including children with complex needs, people who display behaviour that challenges, people with physical disabilities, people with Autism, and forensic patients.

Throughout my career, I have supported student nurses in their clinical practice as a mentor, and this role has gradually led to my current role as Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer. This is an exciting challenge for me after 30 years of clinical practice, but one I hope will encourage student recruitment to provide a future workforce of learning disability nurses.

Teaching and supervision

I am currently Module Leader for the following modules. I also teach across other professional disciplines in Health and Sciences and other modules within nursing:
  • Foundations of Learning Disability Nursing
  • Introduction to Evidence Based Practice
  • Holistic Learning Disability Nursing Practice
  • Practice Based Evidence and Evidence Based Practice
  • Interprofessional Working and Leadership

Research interests for potential research students

I have currently supervised nursing students in completing their dissertations, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

Last updated 09 April 2020

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