Professor Tony Warne is a Professor in Mental Health Care, and ICZ Programme Director and Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Salford.
He worked in NHS mental health services for 25 years, as a practitioner, and service manager. Leaving the NHS in 1995, he joined Manchester Metropolitan University, gaining his PhD in 2000. In 2006, he was appointed Professor at the University of Salford.
His research interest is on inter-personal, intra-personal and extra-personal relationships, using a psychodynamic and managerialist analytical discourse. He is co-editor and author of the books Using Patient Experience in Nurse Education and Creative Approaches to Health and Social Care Education.
He is the Nurse Representative on the Council of Deans (Health) Executive Committee representing the 85 UK universities providing health care education, and is a Non-Executive Director for the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust.
He has a long standing interest in chickens and has created the largest collection of chicken memorabilia in the world. In his spare time he likes to emulate the contributions of Gilbert White to gardening.