Mr David Rawcliffe
EN(M), RMN, Dip. N., BSc, Pg.Dip, MA, Msc
Nursing and Allied Health
I have been nursing since 1977 and during this time, I have worked in all areas of mental health care for example, acute to forensic, rehab to dementia, in patient, community and management (educational). However. I have worked in the general hospital and within the learning disability community, again in a variety of settings from challenging behaviour units through to complex care, day, hospital and residential care.
At one point I was on two national nursing committees which examined the role of learning disability nurse education. Further, I have developed an interest in autism, worked in specialist forensic autistic units and with individual’s in the community. I have presented and run research conferences. I have published on Autism (three times); Disabled Student’s experience of support; mentoring; Irlen Syndrome; Self compassion; Post Traumatic Stress / Success; and Flourishing.
Previous research Over the last 16 years I have been a Senior Lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University, where I have had various roles including Disability Champion, and I am currently the Professional Lead for Mental Health and Service User/Carer Champion. I have won the most inspirational tutor award three times over the last eight years, this is particularly pleasing as it is a student lead nomination.