I qualified as a learning disability nurse in the early 1980s working in a range of NHS settings, most recently as a community learning disability nurse. I joined MMU in 2005.
I teach on a range of units and courses:
I also teach on the unit: Learning Disabilities and Social Inclusion: Truth or Dare? in the Department of Social Care & Social Work
My research interest include:
Clark L., Diack G.W. (2007). "A vision for learning disability: where to now?" Learning Disability Practice, vol.10 no.2, pp.16-19
Diack G.W., Cohen H. (2008). "Effective Communication" in: L.L. Clark and P. Griffiths (eds) Learning Disability and Other Intellectual Impairments: Meeting Needs Throughout Health Services. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester. pp.41-54
Diack G.W. (2008). "The National Service Framework for Long-Term Conditions: Towards the integration of a learning disability perspective" in: M. Presho (eds) Managing Long-term Conditions: A social model for community practice. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester. pp.83-101
I have been invited on 3 occasions to speak at the Practice Nurse Conference:
3rd May, 2012 - Newcastle Racecourse
30th May 2013 - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
13th November, 2013 - Birmingham N.E.C.
I am a reviewer for the British Journal of Learning Disabilities