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Dr Robert Jenkins known as Rob Jenkins

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Qualifications

PhD, MSc Interprofessional Studies (Learning disability)
Certificate in Education (FE). RNT, RNLD, Dip. Social Studies, SFHEA

About

Dr. Robert Jenkins is the academic lead for learning disability at the University of South Wales and researcher for Unit for the Development in Intellectual Disabilities (UDID). His main publications and research interests are in areas such as adult safeguarding, dementia, quality of life, advocacy, psychotropic medication, nursing and people with learning disabilities. Previous research has involved vulnerable adult’s experiences of adult protection practice, safeguarding policy and the motivations of perpetrators of abuse. Currently, he is the principal investigator for a study exploring the skills and knowledge needed to support the health needs of older people with learning disabilities in social care residential settings. His two passions in life are Cardiff City AFC and fighting happiness.

Responsibilities

University Activities:
Disability & Dyslexia coordinator for learning disability field
FRPC member

Teaching:

MSc Professional Practice (Learning disability) programme lead; MSc Vulnerable persons module lead; BN (Hons) Learning Disability Field programme lead, Safeguarding module lead

Publications

Jenkins R (2000) The use of psychotropic medication in people with a learning disability. British Journal of Nursing 9 (13) 845-850
Jenkins R (2000) The needs of older people with learning disabilities. British Journal of Nursing. 9 (19) 2080-2089
Jenkins R (2002) Enhancing the Quality of life for people with learning disabilities. Learning Disability Practice 5 (9) 29-35
Northway R Jenkins R (2003) Quality of life as a concept for developing learning disability nursing practice? Journal of Clinical Nursing 12 (2) 57-66
Jenkins R Jones M (2003) The Shaw healthcare project Learning Disability Practice 6 (10) 30- 33
Jenkins R Davies R (2004) The abuse of adults with learning disabilities and the role of learning disability nurse. Learning Disability Practice 7 (2) 30-37
Wheeler P, Jenkins R (2004) The management of challenging sexual behaviour. Learning Disability Practice 7 (5) 28-36
Jenkins R (2005) Older people with learning disabilities Part 1: individuals, ageing and health. Nursing Older People 16 (10) 30-33
Jenkins R (2005) Older people with learning disabilities Part 2: accessing care and the implications for nursing practice. Nursing Older People 17 (1) 30-34
Jenkins R Davies R (2006) Neglect of people with intellectual disabilities: A failure to act? Journal of Intellectual Disabilities 10 (1) 35-45
Northway R Jenkins R (2007) Specialist learning disability services In Gates B (ed) Learning Disabilities Toward Inclusion (5TH Ed) Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone p 105-123
Jenkins, R., Davies, R., Northway, R. (2008) Zero Tolerance of Abuse of People with Learning Disabilities: Implications for Nursing. Journal of Clinical Nursing 17 (22) 3041-3049
Jenkins R (2009) Older people with learning disabilities: A quality initiative in caring In Froggatt K Davies S Meyer J (eds) “Understanding Care Homes: A Research and Development Perspective” London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers p 91-110
Jenkins R Davies R Sardi I Llewellyn P Northway R O�Connor C Trudgeon C Keeling D (2009) Adults with Learning Disabilities presenting with Dementia. Pontypridd: University of Glamorgan
Jenkins R (2009) Unsafe Standards of Care, Recording and Reporting, Complaints, Self harm & Self injury In Gates B Barr O (eds) Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing Oxford: Oxford University Press
Davies R Llewellyn P Sardi I Netana C Stackhouse B Jenkins R Collins M Kay A (2009) The experience of Vulnerable Adults: Adult Protection Practice Pontypridd: University of Glamorgan
Jenkins R (2010) How older people with learning disabilities perceive ageing Nursing Older People 22 (6) 33-37
Jenkins R Davies R (2011) Safegurding people with learning disabilities Learning Disability Practice 14 (1) 32-39
Jenkins R Steff M (2011) Growing older: Meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities In Atherton HL Crickmore DJ (eds) Learning Disabilities Toward Inclusion (6th ed) Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone / Elsevier
Davies R, Collins M Netana C Folkes L, Jenkins R Tombs M Kaye A Stackhouse B Evans C (2011) Exploring the motivations of perpetrators who abuse vulnerable adults Newport: University of Wales
Jenkins R (2012) Meeting the health needs of older people with learning disabilities British Journal of Nursing 21 (8) 468-473
Jenkins R (2012) The role of nurses in meeting the health care needs of older people with intellectual disabilities: A review of the published literature Journal of Intellectual Disabilities 16 (2) 85 – 95
Jenkins R (2012) Using Advocacy to safeguard older people with learning disabilities Nursing Older People 24 (6) 31-36
Northway R Jenkins R (2013) Safeguarding adults in nursing practice. London: Sage/Learning matters
Northway R Jenkins R Jones V Howarth J Hodges Z (2013) Researching policy and practice to safeguard people with intellectual disabilities from abuse: Some methodological challenges Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities 10 (3) 188-195
Jenkins R (2015) Ensuring all nurses understand the needs of service users Learning Disability Practice 18 (2) 24-27
Jenkins R Barnes J (2015) Safeguarding In Delves- Yates C (Ed) (2015) Essentials of Nursing Practice London: Sage
Barnes J Jenkins R (2015) Record keeping and documentation In Delves- Yates C (Ed) (2015) Essentials of Nursing Practice London: Sage

External

Reviewer for Learning Disability Practice
Reviewer for Nursing Older People
Reviewer for British Journal of Learning Disabilities
Reviewer for Journal of Intellectual Disabilities
Reviewer for Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities
Editorial board member for the Journal of Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities

Research

2002 – Active researcher in a project to introduce clinical governance into a nursing home for older people with learning disabilities.
2004 – Co-applicant in a research study investigating Information, Advice and Support for older people living in residential care: An Exploratory Survey of Advocacy (2004).
2004 – Co-applicant in a research study investigating abuse of people with learning disabilities: An examination of policy, practice and educational implications in Wales.
2006 – Researcher in a focus group study of the hopes and fears of parents and family carers of people with learning disabilities
2008 – Researcher in a recent literature review regarding learning disability and dementia
2009 – Chief investigator for a research study investigating issues concerning adults with Learning Disabilities presenting with dementia
2009 – Researcher in a study exploring the palliative care needs of people with learning disabilities
2010 – Researcher in a study exploring perpetrator motivations in the abuse of vulnerable adults
2011 PhD Meeting the health needs of older people with learning disabilities: the role of nurses
2013 –2015 Principal Investigator in a study exploring the skills and knowledge of social care workers in meeting the health needs of older people with learning disabilities in residential settings in Wales
2013 –2015 Co supervisor KESS funded study. Post abuse support needs – views of people with learning disabilities
2015 Co-Researcher in a study – Service users engagement in the research process (Little Mill project)

Areas of Expertise

Learning disability nursing, Older people with learning disabilities and safeguarding vulnerable adults

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