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Josh Hodgson

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Personal profile

Academic Biography

Josh joined the University in early 2017 as a Senior Lecturer in Learning Disabilities, having gained broad clinical experience in adult learning disability and mental health services, including clinical management. As a Teesside University graduate (2011), he holds professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a 1st level Registered Nurse in Learning Disabilities. He is the current Course Leader for undergraduate, pre-registration Nursing (Learning Disabilities) having a range of oversight and input into the curriculum and associated activities.

He gained his Master of Science degree in 2018 from Portsmouth University which focussed on applied psychology of intellectual disabilities, and also gained his teaching qualification in 2018 with the University which is additionally registered with the NMC. He is currently studying a Professional Doctorate, the focus of which will be on professional practice around learning disability nursing with particular interest in attitudes and perceptions of the profession.

Summary of Research Interests

Current research interests are around professional practice in learning disability nursing.

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Josh is currently authoring a chapter on Learning Disabilities, targeting Nursing Associates.

Research Projects & External Funding

Current Projects:

Working Title: Attitudes Towards Learning Disability Nursing: A qualitative study

Director of Studies: Dr. Rebekah McNaughton
2nd Supervisor: Professor Sharon Hamilton
External Expert Advisor: Dr. Marie Gressmann

Funding: Internal - part of Professional Doctorate

Academic Achievements

Teesside University STAR Award (Nomination) - Research, Innovation and Enterprise

Academic Responsibilities

Josh is the current Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies - Learning Disabilities (Pre-Registration).

Josh holds module leadership for a wide range of core and field-specific modules in academic levels 4 to 7.

Education/Academic qualification

Professional Doctorate, Teesside University

Award Date: 27 Oct 2023

Master, Teesside University

Award Date: 23 Nov 2018

Master, University of Portsmouth

Award Date: 23 Nov 2018

Bachelor, Teesside University

Award Date: 19 Sep 2011