Dr Sue McAndrew
Reader [Mental Health]
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Dr Sue McAndrew is a Reader in Mental Health [MH] at the University of Salford and an active researcher. Sue has worked in mental health nursing since 1972. In 1992 she became a lecturer at the University of Leeds, where she worked for 17 years, during which time she continued to work 1 day per week in primary MH care. In 2009 Sue took up post as Research Fellow [MH] at University of Salford. Sue has published extensively and co-edited 3 books; Sexual Health: Foundations for Practice; Using Patient Experience in Nurse Education; and Creative approaches in health and social care education and practice: Knowing me, understanding you. Her research interests include CSA; self harm; suicide, user/carer involvement, therapeutic engagement and preparation for the emotionality inherent in mental health nursing practice. Sue is associate editor for the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing and currently chairs the Post Graduate Research, Innovation and Enterprise Ethics Panel.
- Ethics (at School & University Level)
- Sexual Health – Sexual Abuse and its implications for health
- Sexual Health – and its implications for health and wellbeing
- Supervision of Doctoral Students
- Female Genital Mutilation and its impact on Mental Health
CSA; self harm; suicide, user/carer involvement, therapeutic engagement and preparation for the emotionality inherent in mental health nursing practice.
2010 – HEIF 4 – Young people and their mental well being. UoS
2012 – Self-harm & Suicide in Knowsley: Narratives of young people & guardians of young people who experience suicidality. NHS Mersey
Emotional support for females who have had or are at risk of having FGM. 3 year project – Henry Smith Foundation
2013 – HEIF 5 – Collaborating with the young: Engaging you people in our research and innovation strategies. UoS
2013 – National Pilot Study: A tool to measure therapeutic engagement from a MHN and service user perspective. DoH, SGUL/Kingston & Burdett
2015 – North Staffs Mind: A qualitative study to elicit the views of adult users of N. Staffs Mind counselling service.
2016 – Welsh Government: Evaluating the implementation of the homeless part of the Housing Act (Wales)
2016 – Emotional support for young females who have had or are at risk of having FGM. 3 year project -Henry Smith Foundation
2016 – Start in Salford evaluation of mental health support/drop-in groups.
Qualifications and Memberships
PhD, MSc Applied Psychology, BSc (hons.) Nursing with Education, CPN Cert, RMN Qualified Marital & Sex Therapist. Member of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK
McAndrew, S., & Warne, T. (2014). Hearing the voices of young people who self-harm: Implications for service providers. International journal of mental health nursing, 23(6), 570-579.
Cusack P., McAndrew S., Warne T & Cusack F. (2016) Restraint: Reviewing the evidence of the effects of restraint from the perspective of service users and mental health nurses in the UK. International Journal of Law and mental Health. ttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlp.2016.02.023
Beaumont E., Hickey A., McAndrew S. Goldman S. & Warne T. (2016) Minding the gaps: Using narrative account to explore people’s using North Staffs MINDs Adult Counselling Service. Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 16(4) 298-306
Goldman S. Brettle A. & McAndrew S. (2016) A client focused perspective of the effectiveness of Counselling for Depression (CfD). Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 16(4) 1-10
Chambers M. McAndrew S. Nolan F. Thomas B. Watts P. & Kantaris X (2016) Service user involvement in the co-production of a mental health nursing metric: The therapeutic engagement questionnaire. Health Expectations, 1-7 D.O.I 10.1111/hex12526
See USIR for a complete list of publications (http://usir.salford.ac.uk/view/authors/)
- Children and young People and their Mental Wellbeing
- Young Carers
- Survivors of CSA
- Therapeutic engagement
- Service User experiences of mental health and illness