I am Owen, Professor of Nursing and Intellectual Disability.
I put people at the centre of everything. My students, collaborators, and people with learning disabilities. I am not afraid to challenge the status quo and will persevere to drive change and improve practice.
I do this to make sure people with learning disabilities get access to healthcare, helping them to lead happy, healthy lives.
I’ve been really interested in what I’ve been able to do in nursing over the years. Setting up specialist practice courses, introducing practice learning in learning disability into all of our nursing programmes at an undergraduate level, to teach learning disabilities on postgraduate courses that normally wouldn’t have had it, to have people with learning disabilities in those courses and the teams planning those courses. If I look back, the thing I’m most proud of is raising the profile of nursing and learning disability.