Who is Mark Gray?
Mark Gray is a consultant learning disability nurse, with thirty six years’ experience in the Health, Social Care in the statutory private and voluntary sector for people with learning difficulties and or sensory impairments.
Mark has worked as a senior manager within Health and Social Care Services and was the National Multiple Disability Research Training and Development Officer for RNIB from 1990 to 2005. In 2005 he joined Deafblind UK until the launch of his business in May 2007.
In November 2015 Mark became the Chair of the Board of POWhER a national Advocacy Charity based in the UK. He is a former Chairman of the British Institute for Learning Disabilities (BILD), former CEO of The Association for Real Change (ARC). and is the current Chair of the National Network for Learning Disability Nurses (NNLDN) a network of virtual and physical meeting groups and forums for nurses in the field of learning disability around the UK and ROI.
Trainer, Author, Consultant.
Mark is extensively published and has worked all over the UK and Europe in the field of Multiple Disability and sensory loss. He is an associate editor of the British journal of Visual Impairment and Learning Disability Practice, working both as regular reviewer and contributor to both Journals.His contact network, built up in the last thirty years, incorporates many of the leading Health and Social Care experts in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia.Mark designed the RNIB Certificate/Diploma Programmes in Multiple Disability Known as ‘Changing Lives’ and was one of the co-authors of the current Diploma in Deafblind Studies.
Until recently he was a Board member for the programme but currently retains lecturing and examining positions.
He was also involved in the design of the Thomas Pocklington Lighting Journey Programmes and is the sole agent for them in The UK.
He is also a Nursing Times Awards Judge, a regular conference Keynote speaker and writer of several books and reference chapters in professional anthologies and research.
Associate Editor of Learning Disability Practice and The British Journal of Visual Impairment
Mark Gray Associates’ clients include:
- Home Care Direct
- Thomas Pocklington Trust
- Nottinghamshire Health Care
- Hampshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Birmingham City University School of Rehabilitation Studies
- Angela Ruskin University School of Nursing
- Longhurst and Havelock Housing
- Shropshire Social Services
- Wiltshire Social Services
- Glamorgan Social Services
- Cumbria Social Services
- Optalis (West Berkshire)
- Nottingham University School of Nursing
- BILD (British Institute for Learning Disability)
- Association of Retirement Home Managers
- Northumberland County Blind Association
- Aberdeen City Council
When Mark is not working he is actively involved in Round Table, travel and family history research.