Jo Lay


Adult, Child and Mental Health Nursing - Jo undertook her Learning Disability Nurse (LDN) training in Colchester in Essex and has gone on to work in learning disability services in the NHS and voluntary sector in Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Leeds. She came to the University in 2001 as a lecturer/Practitioner in Nursing but with a practice base in voluntary services. In 2012 Jo was awarded a University Student Education Fellowship. Jo has continued as a lecturer in nursing and is currently Associate Director for Student Education (Quality) in the School of Healthcare. She supports colleagues in ensuring that the needs of people with a learning disability are addressed within the curriculum. Jo is a facilitator for the Positive Choices student network in learning disability nursing and is the current Chair of the Learning/Intellectual Disability Nursing Academic Network (LIDNAN). Jo also works with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a panellist on Fitness to Practice hearings.


  • BSc (Hons) Nursing - Learning Disabilities
  • MA Social Research

Professional memberships

  • HEA fellow
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council