The STAY SAFE team had a wonderful new addition recently when Dr Samuel Quinn joins the project in April 2020 as a Research Fellow. Sam completed his PhD at the University of the West of Scotland exploring learning disability within the context of dementia. He brings a strong qualitative research background to the STAY SAFE […]
On Friday 6th March, the STAY SAFE study team assembled at Lynebank hospital in NHS Fife to speak to a range of professional staff about the upcoming research study. Some learning disability nurses, healthcare support workers, an occupational therapist, psychologist and consultant psychiatrist came along to hear about the study and give their views and […]
The STAY SAFE study aims to evaluate the “Keeping Safe” Talking Mats tool with learning disability nurses in forensic services in NHS Fife to improve the assessment and treatment of adults with learning disabilities. Approximately 7% of people in the criminal justice system in the United Kingdom have a learning disability (LD) compared with 2% […]
The STAY SAFE study team is led by Dr Siobhan O’Connor based in the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with Lois Cameron the Director of Talking Mats, and Nicola Braid a Learning Disability Nurse and Susan Gowland a Speech and Language Therapist from NHS Fife.