Staff Profiles: Sam Greedy

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Staff Profile: Sam Greedy
Lecturer in Learning Disabilities Nursing

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Sam Greedy

Lecturer in Learning Disabilities Nursing

Nursing

I am a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registered Learning Disabilities Nurse. I have been able to work in the NHS with both children/young people and adults with a Learning Disability, with a range of complex physical and mental health needs.

Biography

After qualifying as a Learning Disability Nurse, I worked as a Specialist Nurse within a Team supporting adults with a Learning Disability who had complex mental health needs or complex behaviours which challenged. Following this, I worked within a Specialist Tier 3 CAMHS service, supporting children and young people with a Learning Disability, and their families. I have significant experience in working as a part of a multidisciplinary team.

I have been a Participation Champion and I am passionate about ensuring service users, their carers and families are a part of the Learning Disability Nursing programme.

I have been a Mentor for student Nurses for a number of years. I have taught at local colleges and other Institutions, about supporting individuals with a Learning Disability, the inequalities in our current health and social care services, and the vital role of the Learning Disability Nurse.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing University of the West of England 2015

Membership of professional bodies

Registered Nurse with Nursing and Midwifery Council

Professional Indemnity with Royal College of Nursing

Teaching and research

Teaching

Learning Disabilities Nursing, particularly children and young people, Challenging Behaviour and Mental Health. I also have an interest in the health inequalities of individuals with a Learning Disability and how this is an important consideration in all areas of health and social care.

I have been fortunate enough to have spent time with services for people with a Learning Disability in Zagreb, Croatia, and have been able to see these services grow and develop each year.

Level

Undergraduate

Research

My research interest is the health and social care inequalities for people with a Learning Disability. Key areas of interest include: physical and mental health needs; transition; Sex and Relationships; and the journey into parenthood.

I also have an interest in Participation and how clinical services can facilitate this.