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School of Health and Society

Gary Lamph

Lecturer in Mental Health


Gary joined the University of Salford in January 2017 after a long and successful career in the NHS as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (Qualified in 2002), Psychological Therapist and more recently Advanced Practitioner in Personality Disorder.

Gary has a unique and varied clinical career in mental health nursing which has followed new service initiatives in line with the modernisation of mental health services. He has worked in forensic medium secure units, mental health rehabilitation, crisis resolution and home treatment, early intervention in psychosis teams, psychological therapy services at both primary / secondary care levels and personality disorder services.


Teaching Responsibilities

  • Pre-Registration Nursing (Mental Health),
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy MSc,
  • Nursing Associate Programme
  • Member of the Research Theme

Teaching interests:

  • Mental Health Nursing,
  • Psychological Therapies,
  • Qualitative Research Methods,
  • Evidence Based Practice,
  • Complex Cases

Research Interests

Personality Disorder Research, Recently complete an NIHR 3 year full time funded Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester. Thesis is titled 'The Development of a Feasible and Acceptable Psychological Intervention for People with Personality Disorder Traits in Primary Care IAPT Services: Evidence, Identification and Theory Development.

Part of the University of Salford bidding team for recently funded EUROMAS collaboration titled 'Strengthening multi-professional competencies in mental health in an international context, through co-production with academics, students, service users and professionals'

Currently supporting a publication with NHS partners from the North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to evaluate a carer delivered mental health awareness programme.

Qualifications and Memberships

After qualifying as an RMN Gary has successfully complete a BSc (Hons) in the psychosocial management of psychosis (COPE) and MSc in advanced practice interventions in mental health (COPE) and most recently has submitted his PhD Thesis which awaits examination. All above studies have been complete at the University of Manchester.

Gary is an NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.


Lamph G., Sampson, M., Smith, D., Williamson, G., and Guyers, M (2017) Can an interactive e-learning training package improve the understanding of Personality Disorder within mental health professionals? The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. Submitted for publication

Lamph, G., Latham, C., Smith, D., Brown, A, Doyle, J. and Sampson, M. (2014) Evaluating the impact of a nationally recognised training programme that aims to raise the awareness and challenge attitudes of personality disorder in multi-agency partners. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 9 (2), 89-100. Paper awarded the Highly Commended Paper Award in the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence in 2015

Lamph, G and Hickey, E (2012) An Inclusive Approach to Personality Disorders. Nursing Times. 108, 39, 18-20.

Lamph, G (2011) Raising Awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder and Self-Injury. Nursing Standard. 26, 5, 35-40.

Lamph, G (2010) Early Psychosis: Raising Awareness among non-mental health nurses. Nursing Standard. 24, 47, 35-40.

Postgraduate research

Level 7 student supervision