Portrait of  Bronwyn Roberts Bronwyn Roberts

bronwyn.roberts@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472833


  • Royal College of Psychiatrist Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services – Learning Disability Reviewer 2009
  • Senior Lecturer Nursing Sheffield Hallam University Oct 2006-Nov 2008
  • Associate Assessment Officer for National Audit of Learning Disability Services Health Care
  • Commission Secondment (2007-2008)
  • Senior Lecturer Learning Disability University of Sheffield Jan 2000 - Oct 2006)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Dewsbury Health Care Trust 1994-1999
  • Lecturer Practitioner Dewsbury Health Care Trust/ University of Huddersfield 1996-1998
  • Community Sister CLDT Dewsbury Health Authority 1986-1994
  • Ward Sister Wakefield Health Authority 1983-1986
  • Staff Nurse Wakefield Health Authority 1981-1983
  • Student Nurse Wakefield Health Authority 1978-1981
  • Student Occupational Therapist Huddersfield Health Authority 1976-1978

Teaching, Academic and Professional Responsibilities

  • Module Lead for Social Construction of Learning Disability
  • Curriculum development Joint Social Work and RNLD Sheffield Hallam University
  • Inter-Professional learning module development team Sheffield Hallam University
  • Blended learning/e-learning module development
  • R.C.N. Board Member for Yorkshire & Humber Learning Disabilities (2002-present)
  • Vice Chair RCN Yorkshire and Humber Board (2003-2006)
  • Chair Northern and Yorkshire RCN forum for RNLD’s (2007-)
  • External Examiner
  • RNIB Multiple Disability Diploma(2004-2006)
  • St. George's University of London Degree Mentorship Pathway (2006-)
  • University of Cumbria Degree Learning Disability Nursing (2008-)

Research and Scholarship

Grant awarded to Moving and Handling team Sheffield Hallam University to develop peer teaching (£2000)

Development of DVD with masters technology students to help facilitate learning around Cerebral Palsy

Publications, Conference and Presentations

Key note speaker RCN Conference (2009) – Health care and People with a Learning disability

Key note speaker SWYMIT Conference (2009) – Let’s talk about Sex

Key note speaker International Conference Italy (2004) Rehabilitation and People with a learning disability

People with learning difficulties should not get ASBO's by P Ramcharan, A Mclimens and B Roberts in Community Care June 2006

Chapter 12 Promoting Healthy Lifestyles – Physical and sensory needs in Grant et al (2005)Learning Disability – A Life Cycle Approach to Valuing People Open University

Sexuality Policy development with Rotherham PCT (2002- 2004)

Mini- Olympics – Summary of small-scale research project with participants of the last Mini-Olympics. Viewpoint Sept 2001

RIP- The death of the Mini-Olympics. Nursing Times Jan 2001

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Hughes, J. and Roberts, B. (2014) ‘Observation with disabled children and adults with learning difficulties’. In: Effective Observation in Social Work Practice. London, UK: Sage. . ISBN 9781446282762

Hughes, J. and Roberts, B. (2014) ‘Observation with disabled children and adults with learning disabilities’. In: Effective Observation in Social Work Practice. London, UK: Sage. . ISBN 9781446282779

Richardson, M., Roberts, B. and Lyons, A. (2014) ‘A life with cerebral palsy : Neil's story and Jose's case studies’. In: Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care. London, UK: Routledge. . ISBN 9780415733892

Hemingway, S., Stephenson, J., Roberts, B. and McCann, T. (2014) ‘Mental health and learning disability nursing students' perceptions of the usefulness of the objective structured clinical examination to assess their competence in medicine administrationInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing , 23 (4), pp. 364-373. ISSN 1445-8330


Roberts, B (2010) ‘Playing Games: A Play on Nurse Education’. In: 4th Annual UK Simulation in Nursing Education Conference, 9-10th June 2010, University of Huddersfield

Research Degree Supervision

  • Total communication systems with people who have a learning disability
  • Sexuality and people with a learning disability
  • Complex health care needs and people with a learning disability