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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 authored a chapter on Learning Disabilities, targeting Nursing Associates.
Research Projects & External Funding
Working Title: Attitudes Towards Learning Disability Nursing: A qualitative study
Director of Studies: Dr. Rebekah McNaughton
External Expert Advisor: Dr. Marie Gressmann
Funding: Internal - part of Professional Doctorate
Teesside University STAR Award (Nomination) - Research, Innovation and Enterprise
Josh is the current Field Leader for MSc 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.
Master, Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Teesside University
Award Date: 23 Nov 2018
Master, Applied Psychology of Intellectual Disabilities, University of Portsmouth
Award Date: 23 Nov 2018
Bachelor, BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Learning Disabilities), Teesside University
Award Date: 19 Sept 2011
Professional Doctorate, Professional Practice, Teesside University
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Barker, J., Giles, E., Fishburn, S., Lilley, R., Ramtohul, A., Ngeyu, E. X., Hodgson, J. & Robinson, J., 2 Jul 2021, (Submitted) 11 p.
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Barker, J., Giles, E., Fishburn, S., Lilley, R., Ramtohul, A., Ngeyu, E. X., Hodgson, J. & Robinson, J., 2 Jul 2021, (Submitted) 28 p.
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