Portrait of Ms Stacey Atkinson Ms Stacey Atkinson

s.m.atkinson@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473403



Biography

I began working here at the University of Huddersfield in 2010 and am proud to say that I am now the field leader for learning disability nursing. I have several years experience as a learning disability nurse tutor, having worked previously at the University of Leeds. In my clinical role I worked as a community learning disability nurse with both children and adults and worked with people who offended and people who has challenging behaviours and mental health needs.

I am passionate about learning disability nursing and about meeting the needs of my client group. I have been awarded the “Nurse of the Year award” whilst in practice and also an MBE for services to children with learning disability, which was awarded due to my work around sexuality and the needs of children with learning disabilities.

Research and Scholarship

I am registered on a PhD programme and due to PhD study in October 2014. My chosen area of study is “Exploring the experiences of women with learning disabilities who have been in/are in prison”. This is a narrative study.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2015

Atkinson, S., Dagg, P., Ludlum, M., Wainwright, G. and McKei, A. (2015) In my best interests-Michael’s Story [Video]

2014

Atkinson, S (2014) ‘Sexuality and people with a learning disability’. In: Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care. London, UK: Routledge. . ISBN 978-0-415-73389-2

Atkinson, S., Dearden, D. and Bateson, C. (2014) ‘The Mental Health Needs of People with a Learning Disability’. In: Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care. London, UK: Routledge. . ISBN 978-0-415-73389-2

Atkinson, S., Lay, J., McAnelly, S. and Richardson, M. (2014) Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care . London, UK: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-73389-2

Atkinson, S. and Richardson, M. (2014) ‘Autistic Spectrum Disorders’. In: Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care. London, UK: Routledge. . ISBN 978-0-415-73389-2

Murphy, M., Atkinson, S. and Ridley, A. (2014) ‘Ethical issues when meeting the psychotherapeutic needs of people with a learning disability’. In: Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care. London, UK: Routledge. . ISBN 978-0-415-73389-2

Atkinson, S. and Miller, S. (2014) ‘Health Promotion for People with a Learning Disability’. In: Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care. : Routledge. . ISBN 9780415733892

Lay, J. and Atkinson, S. (2014) ‘Interprofessional working’. In: Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care. London, UK: Routledge. . ISBN 978-0-415-73389-2

2012

Smith, J. and Atkinson, S. (2012) ‘Children who have difficulty communicating’. In: Communication Skills for Children's Nurses. : Open University Press. . ISBN 9780335242863

2011

Atkinson, S. and Williams, P. (2011) ‘The involvement of service users in nursing students’ educationLearning Disability Practice , 14 (3), pp. 18-21. ISSN 1465-8712

2009

Brigstock-Barron, O., Wilson, L., Harrison, M., Sond, S., Helliwell, L., Isaac, N., Browne, D., Atkinson, S., Sanderson, B., Simpson, S., Sutton, J., Cavasi, J. and Marriott, C. (2009) Puberty and sexuality for children with learning disabilities (A supporting document for National Curriculum objectives) Children's Learning Disability Nursing Team (Leeds)

2002

Atkinson, S (2002) ‘It's great to grow upLearning Disability Practice , 5 (10), pp. 28-30. ISSN 1465-8712

2001

Atkinson, S (2001) Learning to Love [Show/Exhibition]

Atkinson, S (2001) The role of the learning disability nurse [Show/Exhibition]

Atkinson, S (2001) The ethical dilemma of people with learning disabilities having sexual rights [Show/Exhibition]

Esteem

  • Write the monthly research round-up for Learning Disability Practice Publication (October 2013 to present)
  • Advisor for Learning Disability Practice Journal (March 2012 to present)
  • Nurse of the Year (Nursing Standard, 2002)
  • MBE, 2003
  • Nominated for staff awards for Excellent student support and inspirational teaching in 2014
  • External Examiner for the University of Huddersfield
  • Field Leader for Learning Disability Nursing

Research Degree Supervision

Learning disability areas will be considered but particularly:

  • Sexuality and people with learning disabilities
  • The health (physical and mental health) needs of people with learning disabilities
  • The needs of children with learning disabilities
  • The behavioural needs of people with learning disabilities

Teaching and Professional Activities

BSc(Hons) Nursing(Learning Disabilities) module input.