Roselyn Masamha

Lecturer/ Module Leader

Faculty of Health Sciences

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Roselyn Masamha is a lecturer in learning disabilities nursing whose clinical practice background is in forensic learning disabilities and secure services, working with people at the interface of mental health law and the criminal justice system.

Her research interests include experiences of disadvantaged groups, performance management, clinical education, knowledge production, inclusive education and decolonisation.


Research Interests

  • Forensic learning disabilities

  • Clinical education


Masamha R R, 'Applying Recovery Based Principles in Practice', in Clifton A, Hemingway S, Felton A, Stacey G, Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing: An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students, pp 389-399, Wiley Blackwell (2017)

Masamha R R, 'The Liability of Foreignness: Decolonial Struggles of Migrants Negotiating African Identity Within UK Nurse Education', in Decolonisations and Feminisms in Global Teaching and Learning, Routledge (2018)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Essence of Professional Practice

  • Acute Presentations in Learning Disabilities

Research PhDs

  • Forensic learning disabilities

  • Inclusive education

  • Decolonisations

  • Knowledge production

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • Diploma in Learning Disabilities Nursing, De Montfort University

  • Masters in Education (Clinical), University of Leeds

  • Doctor in Clinical Education (in progress), University of Leeds

Professional highlights

  • Nomination for WISE award (2015) for Women of Outstanding Achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), University of Huddersfield (2015)

  • Nomination for Postgraduate Student of the Year, University of Leeds (2017)