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Charlotte Nutting BA (Hons), BA (Hons), MSc, PG Cert, RNLD (NMC), RSW (HCPC), RNT (NMC)

Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing and Social Work


Summary

I am employed on a full-time basis as a Senior Lecturer in 'Learning Disability Nursing and Social Work' in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery at Sheffield Hallam University. 

I am a member of the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) and Social Work (LDSW) teaching team. I am also a member of the BSc (Hons) Health Studies (Nursing) (Rehabilitation) teaching team. Students undertaking this course are qualified Nurses or qualified Rehabilitation Workers from China.

I graduated from the LDSW course I teach on and prior to working at Sheffield Hallam University I supported people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as older people with learning disability in a range of health care and social settings. Prior to training as a dual qualified practitioner, I enjoyed an eight year career working in marketing.

About

I am employed on a full-time basis as a Senior Lecturer in 'Learning Disability Nursing and Social Work' in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery at Sheffield Hallam University. 

I am a member of the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) and Social Work (LDSW) teaching team and am the 1st year lead for level 4 students on this course. I am also a member of the BSc (Hons) Health Studies teaching team. Students undertaking this course are qualified Nurses and Rehabilitation Workers from Shouzou University in China.

I graduated from the LDSW course I teach on and prior to working at Sheffield Hallam University I supported people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as older people with learning disability in a range of health care and social settings. Prior to training as a dual qualified practitioner, I enjoyed an eight year career working in marketing.

Teaching

As Service User and Carer Champion for the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) and Social Work, I am a member of Sheffield Hallam University's 'Partners in Learning' group. Partners in Learning is a group of 6 adults with learning disabilities and/or autism, one family carer and two faculty academics. Group members meet on a monthly basis to plan their involvement in the recruitment and education of students in the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences. Crucially, Partners in Learning provide students the opportunity to meet and to learn from expert users of service with learning disabilities and/or autism.

From a Learning Disability Nursing and Social Work perspective, I teach wide range of topics that relate to promoting choice, control and bio-psycho-social wellbeing in people with learning disabilities. 

I facilitate Social Work Skills Days for dual trained and Social Work students.

I am a Conflict Resolution instructor and a Moving and Handling instructor.

I co-lead simulation sessions regarding meeting the health needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities in emergency situations.

I am the Module Leader for three undergraduate modules:
Level 4: 'Sciences and Theory Access the Life Course : Nursing and Social Work 1' module for students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) and Social Work.
Level 5: 'Sciences and Theory Access the Life Course : Nursing and Social Work 2' module for students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) and Social Work.
Level 6: 'Undertaking Service Improvement' module for students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Health Studies (Nursing) (Rehabilitation)

From a Learning Disability Nursing and Social Work perspective, I teach wide range of topics that relate to promoting choice control and bio-psycho-social wellbeing in people with learning disabilities. 

I teach on a range of health and social care courses including

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) and Social Work.
  • BSc (Hons) Health Studies.

I am the Module Leader for three undergraduate modules:

  • Level 4: 'Introduction to Relationship Centred Care in Nursing and Social Work Practice' module for students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) and Social Work.
  • Level 5: Module Lead: 'Developing Relationship Centred Care in Nursing and Social Work Practice' module for students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) and Social Work.
  • Level 6: 'Undertaking Service Improvement' module for students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Health Studies.

Research

In 2017, I worked with colleagues at Sheffield Hallam University to undertake a qualitative research project regarding 'how involvement in the Special Olympics affects the wellbeing of families who have a family member who is taking part in the games'.

In 2016, I undertook a service evaluation of ‘Partners in Learning’ involvement in the BSc (Hons) Applied Nursing (Learning Disability) Generic Social Work (ANSW), Sheffield Hallam University. 'Partners in Learning’ is a group of people with learning disabilities involved in the 'BSc (Hons) ANSW. In-house policy provided a framework against which 'Partners in Learning's activity was evaluated.

Publications

Journal articles

McClimens, A., & Nutting, C. (2014). Is there a prejudice against practitioners? Learning Disability Practice, 17 (5), 16-20. http://doi.org/10.7748/ldp.17.5.16.e1545

MccCimens, A., Bosworth, D., Brewster, J., & Nutting, C. (2012). Contemporary issues in the training of UK health and social care professionals — Looking after people with a learning disability. Nurse Education Today, 32. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.04.021

Posters

Nutting, C. (2017). A service evaluation of ‘Partners in Learning’ involvement in the BSc (Hons) Applied Nursing (Learning Disability) & Generic Social Work, Sheffield Hallam University. Presented at: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing Research Day, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University

Other publications

Nutting, C. (2010). Learning Disability Placement Helped Me Observe Boundaries. Royal College of Nursing: http://doi.org/10.7748/ns.24.52.29.s35

Nutting, C. (2009). Through the eyes of Chris Sampson. Down's Syndrome Association: https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/about/dsa-journal/

Other activities

I volunteer as a 'Dementia Friends Champion' and run Dementia Friends Information Sessions on behalf of the Alzheimer's Society to university staff and students and to local community groups. To find out more visit: www.dementiafriends.org.uk 

Postgraduate supervision

I am an Advisor to a PhD student at Sheffield Hallam University. 
I support and supervise post-graduate students undertaking dissertations.

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