Cebula, K. R., Wishart, J. G., Willis, D. S. & Pitcairn, T. K. (2017). Emotion recognition in children with down syndrome: influence of emotion label and expression intensity. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 22(1), 138-155. doi:10.1352/1944-7558-122.2.138. ISSN 1944-7558
Some children with Down syndrome may experience difficulties in recognising facial emotions, particularly fear, but it is not clear why, nor how such skills can best be facili...
Carnegie, E., Whittaker, A., Gray Brunton, C., Harding, S., Hilton, S., Hogg, R., …Willis, D. (2016). Young men with intellectual disabilities’ constructions of the human pailloma virus and vaccine. European Journal of Public Health. 26(Supp 1)doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckw169.050. ISSN 1101-1262
Scotland is one European country offering a national schoolbased
HPV vaccination programme to at least one age-cohort
of females, however it does not include young ...
Willis, D. (2016). What influences women with intellectual disabilities to attend breast screening? Experiences of women who have and have not participated. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 44(4), 269-276. doi:10.1111/bld.12158. ISSN 1354-4187
Background: Despite breast screening in Britain being free to all women within the allotted age range, uptake of this service is often poor in women with intellectual disabili...
NHS Education Scotland
NES -GNC and Margaret Callum Roger Midwifery Award
To find out from people with learning disabilities and those who care and support them what skills and qualities non-learning disability trained sta...
Caulfield, P. & Willis, D. (2016). Herpes simplex virus: 'to disclose or not to disclose. An exploration of the multi-disciplinary teams role in advising patients about disclosure when diagnosed with genital herpes simplex virus. International Journal of STD and AIDS. doi:10.1177/0956462416665730. ISSN 0956-4624
The first UK prosecution for genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) transmission in 2011 attracted strong criticism from medical experts. To address the dearth of research on the ...
Willis, D. S., McGlade, I., Gallagher, M. & Menabney, C. (2016). Voting and the Scottish referendum: perspectives of people with intellectual disabilities and their family and paid carers. Disability and Society. 31(7), 914-928. doi:10.1080/09687599.2016.1211002. ISSN 0968-7599
Voting is a human right for every citizen yet many people with intellectual disabilities do not vote or have little support to exercise their right to vote. This article explo...
Joy, J., Whitelaw, T., Oldfather, I. & Willis, D. (in press). People with Dementia and their Carers’ Experiences. International Journal of Aging and Society. ISSN 2160-1909
There are 46.8 million people living with dementia in the world and this number is expected to rise (The World Alzheimer Report 2015). The burden on caregivers can be enormou...
Willis, D. (2016). Failure of care in mental health trust: Déjà vu in terms of treatment of people with learning disabilities?. BMJ. 352. doi:10.1136/bmj.i274. ISSN 0959-8138
Willis, D. (2015). Déjà vu in terms of treatment of people with learning disabilities?. BMJ. 351, h6772. doi:10.1136/bmj.h6772. ISSN 0959-8138
Willis, D., Kilbride, L., Horsburgh, D. & Kennedy, C. M. (2015). Paid- and family-carers' views on supporting women with intellectual disability through breast screening. European Journal of Cancer Care. 24, 473-482. doi:10.1111/ecc.12245. ISSN 0961-5423
The cancer needs of people with intellectual disabilities are increasingly being debated. This paper explores the views and experiences of paid- and family-carers when support...
Coleman, D. & Willis, D. (2015). Reflective writing: The student nurse's perspective on reflective writing and poetry writing. Nurse Education Today. 35, 906-911. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2015.02.018. ISSN 0260-6917
Reflective writing is a mandatory part of nurse education but how students develop their skills and use reflection as part of their experiential learning ...
Willis, D. & Thurston, M. (2014). Working with the disabled patient: Exploring student nurses views for curriculum development using a swot analysis. Nurse Education Today. 35, 383-387. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2014.10.013. ISSN 0260-6917
Increased longevity will mean an increase in people presenting with cognitive and physical disabilities, such as sight loss or dementia. The Patient Right...
Willis, D. (2014). Inconsistencies in the roles of family- and paid- carers in monitoring health issues in people with learning disabilities: some implications for the integration of health and social care. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 43, 24-31. doi:10.1111/bld.12082. ISSN 1354-4187
•This paper looks at the views of paid- and family-carers about discussing health matters with people with learning disabilities.
•The author found that th...
Willis, D. (2013). When someone has died: advice for those who are left behind. FAIR; Glasgow University; Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief;
This is a step-by-step guide to what you need to do after they are dead.
Willis, D. (2013). Preparing for your death. FAIR, Glasgow University, Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief
A helpful guide for people with learning disabilities and their carers.
Willis, D. (2012). Breast screening: participation of women with intellectual disabilities. Learning Disability Practice. 16, 24-26. doi:10.7748/ldp2013.05.16.4.24.e1422. ISSN 1465-8712
The NHS breast cancer screening programme has resulted in overdiagnosis of breast cancer in the general population. For women with intellectual disabilities, participation has...