Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery
A registered mental health nurse with a background in community and enhanced support learning disabilities nursing, Victoria has a keen interest in promoting inclusivity and support for students with learning disabilities as well as promoting the understanding of learning disabilities and autism in wider society.
Victoria graduated from the University of Dundee with a Bsc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing. During her studies Victoria was published in ‘Mental Health Nursing’ journal with her reflective piece about nursing students with learning disabilities.
After graduating Victoria started her nursing career in learning disabilities community nursing and then moved to enhanced support where she supported those with a learning disability through crisis.
This has developed her interest in supporting learners with additional needs in practice settings and the importance of learning disabilities and autism understanding in all fields of health care professionals.
Victoria as a Lecturer Practitioner provides practice learning support for students having placements in the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector.
Grant-Cole, V, 2021. Students with autism spectrum disorder can be an asset to mental health nursing. Mental Health Nursing Student Special, pp. 10-11.