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MSc Professional Practice (Learning Disabilities)


The health needs of people with learning disabilities across the lifespan
Assessing and meeting complex needs
Making services and information accessible to people with learning disabilities
Dementia (particularly young onset dementia)
Legal and ethical issues for the vulnerable person, including the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Palliative and end of life care
MSc dissertation topic: ‘What is the role of the RNLD in Advance Care Planning for people with Down syndrome who have dementia?’.


Teaches across a variety of subjects within the School of Care Sciences, is a module manager, a personal tutor, a link lecturer and a Dementia Champion.
Varied experience in clinical practice spanning more than a decade. Initially worked as a staff nurse at an Assessment & Treatment Unit, then as a Community Learning Disability Nurse, before moving into Older Adult Mental Health Services as the first Specialist Nurse Young Onset Dementia, covering the whole of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB). Last clinical post was as a Health Liaison Nurse (Learning Disabilities) and founder member of the ABUHB Health Liaison Team. Liaison role was 50% clinical and 50% training, to reduce health inequalities for patients with learning disabilities, through developing the knowledge and skills of general hospital staff to effectively meet their needs.


Specialist Lead (Learning Disabilities) offering specialist input across the faculty regarding learning disabilities.
Module Manager for 2nd year module, ‘Learning Disabilities – Health Across the Lifespan’ and 3rd year module, ‘Meeting the Complex Needs of People with Learning Disabilities’, as well as post graduate modules focusing on students developing professional practice projects as part of their BSc or MSc in Professional Practice.
Also has Personal Tutor, Link Tutor and Academic Supervisor responsibilities.


Northway, R., Todd, S., Hunt, K., Hopes, P., Morgan, R., Shearn, J., Worth, R. and Bernal, J. (2018) ‘Nursing Care at End of Life: a UK based survey of the deaths of people living in care setting for People with Intellectual Disability’, Journal of Research in Nursing 0(0), pp. 1-17.


Nursing and Midwifery Council
Royal College of Nursing
Developments Across the Lifespan Cognate Group
Learning/Intellectual Disability Nurse Academics Network (LIDNAN)
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Strengthening the Commitment Local Implementation Group
All Wales Community of Practice – Behaviours that Challenge
MH & LD Leaders Collaborative (pan Wales)
ABMUHB Professional Nurse Forum
ABUHB Learning Disability Nursing Group
Cwm Taf LD Care Bundle Steering Group

Areas of Expertise

Community nursing; dementia; reducing health inequalities



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