Portrait of  Sheena Miller Sheena Miller

s.l.miller@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472245


My specialist expertise in learning disability nursing enables nursing students to influence the health and  lives of people with learning disabilities; ensuring 100% employability.

I directly contribute to the professional education of over 600 nursing and health care students,  teaching mainly on the pre-registration nursing course. Here I ensure that learning disability issues are represented to all fields of nursing, while providing the in-depth perspective for learning disability nursing students as well.

I have a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology, gained prior to nurse education and this underpins my interest in humanistic and person-centred approaches to supporting people with learning disabilities.  I began my career as a learning disability nurse (RNLD) in Calderdale in 1999, holding several posts with a charitable company, St Ann's Community services where I gained experience working with people who have complex needs or behavioural support needs.   A move to  the Wakefield Community Team for Learning Disabilities as a Community Nurse in 2002 enabled me to I further develop my nursing skills in this often challenging but rewarding role.  I seized the opportunity to share my knowledge and skills with students in 2006 as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield.  My teaching aim is to produce healthcare professionals who change lives for the better.

Research and Scholarship

  • Undertaking a PhD entitled Supporting the learning disability nursing profession in meeting the sexual and intimacy needs of people with a learning disability
  • NMC registered learning disability nurse and teacher
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • MSc Health Professional Education
  • Member of the Health Subgroup of Kirklees Learning Disability Partnership Board

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Butterfield, V., McAdam, N. and Miller, S. (2015) ‘A collaborative approach to managing sleep problemsLearning Disability Practice , 18 (8), pp. 22-27. ISSN 1465-8712


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


  • Reviewer for Learning Disability Practice (Journal)

Research Degree Supervision

  • Literature reviews in health care
  • Learning disability nursing

Teaching and Professional Activities

Field Leader

  • BSc(Hons) Nursing Studies Learning Disabilities

Module leader

  • HFN2002 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

Module associate

  • Second year inter professional module HIG1000 Research 2
  • Third year module HHN2003 Complex Needs and Enhanced Care – Learning Disabilities

Contribution to:

  • HIN2000 Nursing Concepts and Care approaches
  • HFN2002 Foundations of Nursing 2


  • Dissertation supervision/marking HHG1000 Research 3
  • Link tutor for learning disability placements in Calderdale