Debbie Crickmore

Lecturer in Learning Disability and Programme Director for BSc Nursing (Learning Disability)

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Health and Social Work

d.j.crickmore@hull.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1482 464637

After more than 20 years as a registered learning disability nurse locally, Debbie was seconded part-time to the faculty as a lecturer practitioner in 2001, joining as a full-time lecturer in 2004.

Although she trained in a long-stay mental handicap hospital, most of her NHS experience is in community residential and domiciliary support of adults and children with learning disabilities and their families.

Debbie became a specialist practitioner in community learning disability nursing in 1998 and completed an MSc Health Professional Studies (Lecturer) in 2008.

 

Research

Research Interests

  • Preparation of the workforce to support people with a learning disability
  • Social inclusion
  • User / carer involvement

Publications

Dearing, M., Crickmore, D. (2014) 'Determining health and social care in adulthood', pp 173-190, in Atkinson, S., Lay, J., McAnelly, S., Richardson, M. (eds), Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care, Abingdon: Routledge

Atherton, H., Crickmore, D. (eds) (2011) Learning Disability: Toward Inclusion, 6th edn, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone

Crickmore, D. (2011) 'Sensory Awareness' pp 259-276, in Atherton, H., Crickmore, D. (eds), Learning Disability: Toward Inclusion, 6th edn, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone

Crickmore, D., Wray, J. (2009) .Education and training for learning disability practice: key messages from contemporary literature', Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 13:4, pp 291-304

Crickmore, D. (2009) 'Supporting People during Transition'; 'Preschool Children'; 'School-aged Children' (three sections) in Gates, B., Barr, O. (eds), Oxford Handbook of Intellectual and Learning Disability Nursing, Oxford University Press: Oxford

 

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Introduction to Learning Disability Nursing
  • Individualised Approaches to Health and Wellbeing
  • Managing Complexity in Learning Disability
  • Learning Disability Nursing Practice (LDNP) 7, 8 and 9
  • Care and Support in Mental Health and Learning Disability (University Certificate)
  • Care and Intervention in Mental Health and Learning Disability (Associate Practitioner)

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • RNLD
  • Cert HEd
  • BSc (Hons)
  • MSc University of Hull

External roles

  • Member of the Learning/Intellectual Disability Nursing Academic Network (LIDNAN).
  • External Examiner, University of East Anglia 

Professional highlights

Article, 'Education and training for learning disability practice: key messages from contemporary literature', was the most downloaded article in the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities in 2010.