Staff Profiles: Nick Preddy

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Staff Profile: Nick Preddy
Senior Lecturer in Learning Disabilities Nursing

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Nick Preddy

Senior Lecturer in Learning Disabilities Nursing


I am a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registered Learning Disabilities Nurse, as well as a qualified teacher. It has been my privilege to work in a range of services for people with Learning Disabilities in residential settings, Day Services and in Education, working with adults and young people with learning and physical disabilities and complex needs.


My practice interests include working with people with autistic spectrum conditions, and people with complex physical disabilities. I have been a Senior Manager in practice and retain an interest in the managerial and organisational aspects of the nursing profession. I believe very strongly in service user and carer involvement in nursing programmes, and these will be central to the Learning Disabilities programme philosophy.

Learning Disabilities Nursing is a values driven profession and in this programme students will be supported to develop an ethical approach and to advocate for the rights of people with Learning disabilities.


Award Title Institution Date
RN Registered Nurse - Learning Disabilities Bath and Swindon School of Nursing 1993
PGDip Health Care Ethics Kings College London 2000
PGCert Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals University of Bristol 2010
BA (Hons) Philosophy University of Swansea 1986


Registered Nurse Tutor (NMC)


University of the West of England, Student Experience Award for "Feedback", 2016

Membership of professional bodies

Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Royal College of Nursing

Teaching and research


Learning Disabilities Nursing, particularly Autism, and Ethics. I also have a long relationship with services for people with learning disabilities in Zagreb, Croatia with an intention to take learners there for a practice experience. I lead on Service User and carer involvement for the nursing team, and believe strongly in the value of their experience in student learning.



External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

Learning Disabilities Nursing

Healthcare Ethics

Service User and Carer Involvement

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