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Graham Lingard

PositionNursing Lecturer
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Telephone01274 236459

Research Interests (key words only)

Meeting the needs of people with a learning disability, Practice Education.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Learning disability across the pre-registration programme
  • Student and Patient Safety pre-registration, Return to Practice and CPD
  • Equality
  • Reflective Practice
  • Communication Skills
  • Research for Advancing Professional Practice
  • Personal Academic Supervision

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Learning Disability Lead
  • Student and Patient Safety Lead
  • Module Leader – Developing Nursing Practice
  • Link Lecturer
  • Lead role in developing new preregistration curriculum for nursing with specific responsibility for learning disability content and reflection


I have been a nurse for people with learning disabilities since gaining my nurse registration in 1989. Throughout my career I have worked to enhance the health and wellbeing of this client group. I worked as a nurse and manager in both residential and community settings in the Bradford area before I became a lecturer in 2001.

I remain passionate about supporting people with learning disabilities to overcome the barriers to appropriate health care and integration in society.

Study History

2016 - MSc Health and Social Care Management – University of Bradford

2004 - Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice – University of Bradford

2000 - Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Service Management – University of Bradford

1998 - Certificate in Management – Bradford Collage

1995 - BA (Hons) Social Studies – University of Bradford

Registered and Recordable Qualifications:

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

2010 - Recordable Teaching Qualification NMC

1994 - Understanding and Application of Research (ENB 870)

1990 - Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice (ENB 998)

1989 - Registered Nurse for the Mentally Handicapped

Professional History

2001 - 2004   Practitioner (Community Nurse)/Lecturer, University of Bradford.

2001 - 2001   Manager.

2000 - 2001   Clinical Supervision Project Manager, Harrogate Health Care

2000 - 2001   Project Nurse – In-patient Service.

1996 - 2000   Manager - Nursing Home.

1990 - 1996   Assistant Manager - Nursing home.

1989 - 1990   Staff Nurse- Challenging Behaviour Unit.

1986 - 1989   Student Nurse, Nurse Training School, Westwood Hospital.


  • Member of the Learning and Intellectual Disability National Academic Network (LIDNAN)
  • Member of Closing the Gap. Established to help ensure that people with learning disabilities receive the treatment they deserve in mainstream hospital services
  • Member of Yorkshire Universities Learning Disability Nursing Research and Development Forum

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