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Shelly Allen

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  • T: 0161 295 7128
  • E: s.l.allen@salford.ac.uk
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Office Times

Variable and in clinical practice on Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons. 

Biography

I am employed as a Senior Lecturer in mental health at the University of Salford. I qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 1994 having completed my undergraduate degree in Nursing at The University of Birmingham. My first Staff nurse post was on an acute admissions ward for women before beginning a career in forensic mental health services and completing my Masters degree in Health Sciences at The University of Birmingham in conjunction with becoming a Specialist Practitioner in Mental Health in 1998. I worked in medium secure provision before returning to the North West with an interest in supporting people who self harm. This continued to develop and in 2000 I became a Lecturer Practitioner at the University of Salford and the Crisis Service based at Hope Hospital Salford.  I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2004 and my PhD focusing on the narratives of people who self harm in 2009, both at The University of Salford. More recently I undertook a Post Graduate Diploma-Working Psychodynamically with Adolescents from the Northern School of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy. I have an interest in  psychodynamic perspectives both at an individual and organisational level and I am currently a Trainee Psychotherapist working in Clinical practice. In 2012 I was awarded a VC Research Scholarship supporting compassionate practice in Student Nurses .

Teaching

TAUGHT

PRE- REGISTRATION MODULES: UG

  • Developing The Evidence Base for practice  September Intake Level 6
  • Developing The Evidence Base for practice  March Intake Level 6
  • Substance Misuse and Self Harm March Intake Sole  Module Leader Level 5
  • Substance Misuse and Self Harm September Intake Co Module Leader  Level 5
  • FNKP September Intake Level 4
  • FNKP March Intake Level 4

PRE-REGISTRATION MODULES: PG

PRE-REGISTRATION PERSONAL STUDENTS

Can you confirm how many personal students, and in which programme/intake.

  • BSc Pre Reg September 2011 Personal Students 15
  • BSc Pre Reg September 2014 Personal Students 19
  • BSc Pre Reg September 2012 Personal Students (Cover AMG) 15
  • MA Pre Reg September 2011 Personal Students 3                                                                             

POST-QUALIFYING/ POST GRADUATE MODULES

  • Work Based Learning in Partnership with GMW NHS Foundation Trust  action research Level 7
  • Work Based Learning Partnership with GMW NHS Foundation Trust Post Finding and Disseminating Evidence Level 7
  • Self-Harm  Level 6 

Research Interests

  • Supporting people who self-harm
  • Psychodynamic Perspectives
  • Compassionate Practice
  • Mental Health

Qualifications and Memberships

Accepted for Clinical Training in Psychotherapy Northern School of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy/ The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust & University of Essex October 2014 onwards

Postgraduate Diploma -Psychodynamic Approaches to Working with Adolescents. Northern School of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy/ The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust & University of East London 2011

PhD 2009 The University of Salford

Teacher  NMC 2009 The University of Salford

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education 2004 The University of Salford

Specialist Practitioner-Mental Health 1998 The University of Birmingham

Master of Health Sciences 1997 The University of Birmingham

Bachelor of Nursing/Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) 1994 The University of Birmingham

Publications

Co Authored Sharples, N & Allen S. (2015)  “Culture and Mental Health for the new Edition of Cultural awareness in nursing and health care Holland & Hogg.

Foster, C & Birch, L & Allen, S & Rayner, G (2014). Enabling Practitioners working with Young people who self-harm Journal of Mental Health Training and Education Practice.

Allen, S. (2007).Self Harm and the Ties that Bind; A critique of common perspectives. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 14 (2) p172-178.

Rayner, G., Allen, S and Johnson, M. (2005). Counter-Transference and Self Injury: A Cognitive Behavioural Cycle. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 50 (1) p12-19.

Allen, S., and Beasley, S. (2001). Suicide and Self-Harm in McClelland, N., Humphreys, M., Conlon, L and Hillis, T.  Forensic Nursing and Mental Disorder in Clinical Practice. Butterworth Heinemann.