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Learning Disability Practice

Learning Disability Practice is written for nurses and health professionals who care for people with learning, or intellectual, disabilities.

Read a sample edition of Learning Disability Practice
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Learning Disability Practice, June 2020

It publishes original research, updates in policy or in practice guidelines in the field of learning disabilities, descriptions of practice innovations, literature reviews, case studies, opinion articles, news, analysis, features and book reviews. Articles from outside the UK will be considered for publication.

It also publishes continuing professional development articles to inform, support and educate nurses working in this field of practice, and to help contributors and their readers prepare for revalidation.

If you have an idea for an article or how to develop the journal in print or online, the editorial team wants to hear from you. How about any of the following topics, for example:

  • Autism
  • Improving communication
  • Physical healthcare
  • Independent living
  • Behaviour that challenges/positive behaviour support
  • Person-centred care

Submit your article

When you are ready to submit your article, you should do so online through Editorial Manager.

Meet the editors

Christine WalkerChristine Walker


Christine is the editor of Learning Disability Practice and has also been managing editor at Nursing Standard. She trained as a journalist and has worked for a variety of publications. Christine is also editor of Nursing Children and Young People and co-editor of Mental Health Practice, and a clinical editor specialising in nursing.

Email: chris.walker@rcni.com
Call: 020 8872 3154
Twitter: @RCNi_Christine

Michael BrownMichael Brown

Consultant editor

Michael is director of graduate studies and professor of nursing, Queen's University Belfast. He is a health sciences graduate from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and holds a master’s degree in policy and politics from the University of Edinburgh. He undertook a postgraduate teaching certificate and doctorate at Edinburgh Napier University and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has published in the nursing literature on a range of issues about the care and treatment of people with learning disabilities.

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