Mr Jonathan Gray

01463 279812


Jonathan Gray

Based at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness, I work as a Lecturer within the Department of Nursing and Midwifery for The University of the Highlands and Islands.

I have 20 years nursing experience working with people with learning disabilities and their families across a range of settings. Latterly I specialised in working with people with learning disabilities whose behaviour was perceived as challenging using the framework of positive behaviour support. In addition I have been involved in a range of initiatives aimed at addressing the health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities and I continue to be involved in work in this area. I have an interest in the area of human rights in healthcare and the safeguarding of adults who may be at risk of harm.


  • Improving Access to Screening Programmes for People with Learning Disabilities
  • Learning Disability Liaison Nursing
  • Impacts of moving from long stay residential care
  • Peer Education


  • Gray, J. (2015) Strengthening leadership in learning disability nursing. Learning Disability Practice. 18(5), pp. 36-38
  • Gray, J and Watson, V (2017) Evaluation of a learning disability liaison nurse service. Learning Disability Practice 20(5), pp. 35-41



  • MSc Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour
  • BSc Specialist Practice in the Community (Learning Disability Nursing)
  • Diploma in Higher Education (Learning Disability Nursing)
  • Certificate in Education (Adult Post Basic)

Professional bodies

  • Registered Nurse (Learning Disability)


  • Module Coordinator UM208374(C) Legal and Ethical Issues in Health and Social Care
  • Module Coordinator UB711010 Risk, vulnerability and incapacity: Legal and ethical frameworks for professional practice


Teaching and Learning

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Adult Support and Protection
  • Adults with Incapacity legislation
  • Health Inequalities
  • Nursing ethics
  • equality and diversity
  • behaviours that challenge
  • positive behaviour support


  • Learning Disability Nursing
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Learning Disabilities
  • health inequalities of people with learning disabilities