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Helen Laverty

Professional Lead Learning Disability Nursing, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

I have been a registered nurse in learning disabilities for 33 years, and it remains a passion! My career has taken me from training in a long stay facility right up to today to the giddy tidal wave of inclusion! Nursing people who have a learning disability is a real POSITIVE CHOICE and one if given the chance of being 18 again I would choose again! I have experience in care situations across the age spectrum, and in both health and social care. I made the shift to nurse education in 1987 as I wanted to take the inclusion message to a wider audience. I am very fortunate in that my career has given me opportunity to have my life and career touched by such a rich and diverse group of people.

Teaching Summary

  • Person Centred Nursing Care
  • Using stories creatively
  • Leadership
  • Mentorship
  • The therapeutic use of self

Recent Publications

  • WINDLE, R, LAVERTY, H, HERMAN, L and HALLAWELL, B. AND WHARRAD, H., 2010. ‘Nursing students can teach their peers by developing e-learning resources’ Learning Disability Practice. 12(9), 26-29
  • WINDLE, R, LAVERTY, H, HERMAN, L, HALLEWELL, B & WHARRAD, H J., 2010. SHOULD: learning disability nursing students teach their peers. Learning Disability Practice. 13, 26-29 (In Press.)
  • WINDLE, R. J., WHARRAD, H., MCCORMICK, D., LAVERTY, H. and TAYLOR, M., 2010. Sharing and reuse in OER; experiences gained from open reusable learning objects in health. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. 4,
  • HALLAWELL, B, WINDLE, R, WHARRAD, H and AND LAVERTY, H., 2009. ‘International Student Generated eLearning within Learning/Intellectual Disabilities’ In: 4th International Conference on e-Learning, University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Member of the learning disabilities branch coordinating group
  • Member of the learning disabilities curriculum advisory group
  • Centre Lead for Undergraduate BSc (Hons) in nursing
  • Acting Chair of the User & Carers Group

Other responsibilities

  • Member of Forensic services & Health & Social Care PLTs
  • Co-ordinator for Practice Learning Teams
  • Member of the local professional nurse group
  • WINDLE, R, LAVERTY, H, HERMAN, L and HALLAWELL, B. AND WHARRAD, H., 2010. ‘Nursing students can teach their peers by developing e-learning resources’ Learning Disability Practice. 12(9), 26-29
  • WINDLE, R, LAVERTY, H, HERMAN, L, HALLEWELL, B & WHARRAD, H J., 2010. SHOULD: learning disability nursing students teach their peers. Learning Disability Practice. 13, 26-29 (In Press.)
  • WINDLE, R. J., WHARRAD, H., MCCORMICK, D., LAVERTY, H. and TAYLOR, M., 2010. Sharing and reuse in OER; experiences gained from open reusable learning objects in health. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. 4,
  • HALLAWELL, B, WINDLE, R, WHARRAD, H and AND LAVERTY, H., 2009. ‘International Student Generated eLearning within Learning/Intellectual Disabilities’ In: 4th International Conference on e-Learning, University of Toronto, Canada.
  • HALLAWELL, R, WINDLE, R, LAVERTY, H, WHARRAD, H, HERMAN, L and WILLIAMS, A. AND KEAY, C., 2009. ‘International Student Generated eLearning within Learning/Intellectual Disabilities’ In: RCN joint educational forums' second international conference and exhibition, Glasgow, UK.
  • WINDLE, R.J, WHARRAD, H, LAVERTY, H and KEAY, C. HALLAWELL, B. & WILLIAMS, A., 2008. ‘Student Generated Content: Permanent Footprints or Shifting Sand?’ In: Online Educa Berlin 2008 -14th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, Berlin, Germany.
  • WINDLE, R, WHARRAD, HJ, MCCORMICK, D, LAVERTY, H & TAYLOR, M, Sharing and reuse in OER: experiences gained from open reusable learning objects in health. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. (In Press.)

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