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Jillian Pawlyn

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Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in Nursing, Learning Disabilities
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Nursing
  • jillian.pawlyn

Professional biography

RNLD, SCLD, ENB 978, BA (Hons), MSc, PCTHE, TCH, Oxford Brookes University Associate Teaching Fellow.

I am an experienced Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities) (RNLD) (NMC), qualified nurse lecturer (TCH) and masters-level graduate with varied clinical, teaching and management experience, with strong communication and information technology skills.

During my years as a registered nurse I have developed a specialist interest in the health needs of people with a learning/ intellectual disability in particular those individuals who have Profound Intellectual and/or Multiple Disabilities (PIMD/ PMLD). 

Research interests

In my early research career my focus has been on how nurses use eLearning in Professional Education.

I also have an interest in how technology can widen access to health information and developments in digital health literacy in particular Service User and Carer digital health literacy.

I am a member of the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group; the Carer Research and Knowledge Exchange Network (CAREN) research group and The Nursing Research Group.

My primary interest is in the health of people with a learning/intellectual disability.

Teaching interests

I am a Lecturer in nursing and an enthusiast and advocate of Technology Enhanced Learning.

My priority is embedding Learning Disability Nursing theory and practice within the curriculum.


Teaching on module:

  • K*236: Extending your contribution to healthcare practice.

Authoring on modules:

  • K102: Introducing health and social care.
  • K104: Introducing nursing practice
  • K210: Developing enquiry approaches 
  • K328: Learning disabilities practice

Impact and engagement


Management of indwelling urinary catheters for people with learning disabilities (2019-07-18)
Tremayne, Penny and Pawlyn, Jillian
Learning Disability Practice, 22(4)
Caring for People with Learning Disabilities: Attitudes and Perceptions of General Nurses (2019-05-16)
Noronha, Maria T and Pawlyn, Jillian
Learning Disability Practice, 22(3)
Inhaler and nebuliser technique for people with a learning disability (2019-01-29)
Clark, Samuel J and Pawlyn, Jillian
Learning Disability Practice, 22(1)