Jacqui Brewster

Jacqui Brewster RN (LD), MSc, RNT

Senior Lecturer


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.


Journal articles

Mcclimens, A., & Brewster, J. (2017). Intellectual disability, hate crime and other social constructions : A view from South Yorkshire. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. http://doi.org/10.1177/1744629517730181

Mcclimens, A., & Brewster, J. (2017). Using the hub and spoke student placement model in learning disability settings. Learning Disability Practice, 20 (3), 34-38. http://doi.org/10.7748/ldp.2017.e1832

Mcclimens, A., Brewster, J., & Lewis, R. (2014). Recognising and respecting patients’ cultural diversity. Nursing Standard, 28 (28), 45-52. http://doi.org/10.7748/ns2014.

Mcclimens, A., Brewster, J., & Lewis, R. (2013). Treatment of clients in the NHS: a case study. Learning Disability Practice, 16 (6), 14-20.

Mcclimens, A., Brewster, J., & Lewis, R. (2013). Dr Tulp, I presume : intellectual disability and ethnicity in Rotherham. Journal of intellectual disabilities, 17 (1), 78-89. http://doi.org/10.1177/1744629512469172

Mcclimens, A., Lewis, R., & Brewster, J. (2012). Dr Tulp attends the soft machine: Patient simulators, user involvement and intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 16 (3), 173-182. http://doi.org/10.1177/1744629512451213

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

McClimens, A., Lewis, R., & Brewster, J. (2012). The anatomy lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp: what can it teach us today? Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 16 (1), 17-27. http://doi.org/10.1177/1744629512438037

Other activities

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.

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