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Michael Wolverson
Lecturer in Learning Disabilities Nursing



Michael has been involved with supporting people with a learning disability since 1983. He initially worked as a nursing assistant in a hospital in Sheffield before commencing learning disability nurse training in 1984 and qualifying in 1987. His career in nursing has covered a variety of roles including supporting those with complex needs in specialist units, community nursing, being a challenging behaviour nurse specialist and managing services. His practice roles have been based in Sheffield, Rotherham and Hull.  Michael became involved with teaching at the University of Hull in 1998 before moving to York in 2002.


  • BA (Hons)
  • BSc (hons)
  • RNMH
  • MSc
  • PGCE

Departmental roles

  • Investigating officer for the Fitness to practice committee



  • Michael's primary focus is on the learning disability field of practice. He has specific focus across a range of modules on challenging behaviour, fundamental communication skills, professional identity and practice, health and social care policy and politics, protection of vulnerable adults, risk and risk management, ethics and the social dimensions of healthcare.

External activities


  • Yorkshire Universities Learning Disabilities Coalition

Editorial duties

Michael Wolverson

Contact details

Michael Wolverson
Lecturer in Maternal and Family Health

Tel: 01904 32(1641)