Dr Sue McAndrew

Reader [Mental Health]

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Biography

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 one 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.

Teaching

  • 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

Research Interests

Research Interests:

CSA; self harm; suicide, user/carer involvement, therapeutic engagement and preparation for the emotionality inherent in mental health nursing practice.

Projects:

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

1975: Registered Mental Health Nurse (Cheadle Royal)

1986: CPN Certificate Mental Health Nursing (Sheffield Polytechnic)

1988: ASMAT Marital and Sex Therapist (Whiteley Wood Clinic)

1992: BSc Nursing with Education (University of Huddersfield)

1995: MSc Applied Psychology (University of Manchester)

2008: PhD Gay Men and Suicide (University of Leeds)

Publications

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/)

Postgraduate research

  • Children and young People and their Mental Wellbeing
  • Young Carers
  • Survivors of CSA
  • Therapeutic engagement
  • Service User experiences of mental health and illness