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School of Health and Society

Dr Janine Archer

Senior Lecturer (Nursing Associate)


Dr. Janine Archer joined the University of Salford in November 2016 and is a member of the School for Midwifery, Nursing, Social Work and Social Science. Dr. Archer has been appointed the programme leader for Nursing Associate; working alongside care assistants and registered nurses, Nursing Associate Programme will ensure patients continue to get the compassionate care they deserve. There is significant scope here for this role to transform the nursing and care workforce.

Prior to joining the University of Salford, Dr. Janine Archer was employed at the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing. She qualified as a mental health nurse and with additional cognitive behavioural therapy training, Dr. Archer has extensive experience in Primary Care Mental Health service delivery and development. In addition Dr. Archer has practiced as a National Health Service manager and leader and has worked for the National Institute for Mental Health in England introducing and evaluating new ways of working in primary care mental health.


  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy 
  • Programme Lead FdSc Nursing Associate 
  • Module Lead for a number of modules on the FdSc including: Foundations of Health & Wellbeing and Reflective Practice 
  • Personal Tutor for Nursing Associates 

Prior to joining the University of Salford Janine was employed at the University of Manchester teaching on:

  • Programme Lead for the MSc in Advanced Practice in Mental Health and PgCert in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Low Intensity 
  • Epidemiology & Public Health and Evidence Based Nursing Practice on the BSc(Hons) Nursing

Research Interests

Janine was awarded a prestigious Department of Health Researcher Development Award enabling Doctorate level studies and her PhD examined ‘Collaborative Care for Depression in Primary Care’.

Janine has been engaged in a wide range of research and has led a Cochrane systematic review into Collaborative Care for common mental health problems (CMHPs) which is expected to inform reviews of NICE guidelines. Awarded a prestigious Florence Nightingale Travel Award Janine developed links with experts in Australia; this work cumulated into educational outputs and research exploring the management of long term conditions and CMHPs.

Qualifications and Memberships

Diploma in Professional Nursing Studies-Mental Health (University of Salford)

BSc (Hons) Psychotherapeutic Interventions (University of Salford)

Masters in Health and Community Research (University of Salford)

Doctorate of Philosophy (University of Manchester)

Fellow of Higher Education Academy


Hudson JL, Bower P, Archer J., Coventry P. (2016). Does collaborative care improve participative social function in adults with depression? The application of the WHO ICF framework and meta-analysis of outcomes. Journal of Affective Disorders, 189, 379–391.

Coventry PA, Hudson JL, Kontopantelis E, Archer J, Richards DA, et al (2014). Characteristics of Effective Collaborative Care for Treatment of Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression of 74 Randomised Controlled Trials. PLoS ONE 9(9): e108114. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108114.

Ekers, D., Murphy, R., Archer, J., Gilbody, S., Ebenezer, C. & Kemp D (2013). Nurse-delivered collaborative care for depression and long-term physical conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders .

Archer, J., Bower, P., Gilbody, S., Lovell, K., Richards, D.A.,Gask, L (2013). Collaborative Care for Depression and Anxiety Problems. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD006525. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006525.pub2.

Gilbody, S.M., Bower, P., Fletcher, J., Richards, D., Sutton AJ. (2006). Collaborative care for Depression: A Cumulative Meta-analysis and Review of Longer-term Outcomes. Archives of Internal Medicine, 166(21): 2314-2321.

Postgraduate research

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Primary care mental health
  • Leadership and management
  • Service improvement