Research Output per year
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 Expertise and Interests
- Literature reviews in health care
- Learning disability nursing
- Person centred approaches to care
- Relationships, intimacy and sexuality in learning disabilities
Jun 2011 → Jun 2012
- Learning Disability Nursing
- Person Centred Care
A collaborative approach to managing sleep problems: Vicky Butterfield and colleagues discuss a sleep clinic designed to advise and support families of children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviourButterfield, V., Mcadam, N. & Miller, S. 28 Sep 2015 In : Learning Disability Practice. 18, 8, p. 22-27 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter