I have expertise and am particularly interested in:
- Residential care for adults with learning disabilities
- Forensic services for adults with learning disabilities
- Positive behavioural support for adults with learning disabilities
My teaching interest areas are: The health and social care needs of people with Learning disability, Public health & behaviour change relating to Learning Disability, Service user involvement, Positive behavioural support, managing violence and aggression.
My current research interests include Cultural competence in nurse education, The use of simulation and creative experiential learning in the classroom, Person centred care and positive behavioural support.
I am a Link Lecturer for several areas where students are placed for their practice placements.
These include several learning disability care homes in the private sector and the NHS, several Community Learning Disability NHS teams, special projects in the social care setting working with people with learning disabilities and mental health problems and other NHS services such as Transfer of Care teams in local hospitals and NHS Commissioning services.
As the Learning Disability programme at Sheffield Hallam University is a joint nursing and social work programme I also support students on social work placements in a variety of private, voluntary and statutory local authority settings.