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School of Health and Society

Dr Mark Mitchell

Senior Lecturer


Experienced teacher and researcher with experience of working in several schools of Nursing. Undertaken seven research projects and currently undertaking two studies concerning prisoner-patients and the unpopular patient. One of the most published teachers in the School with one book, one book chapter, over thirty journal publications and a h-score of 11. Published work included in the last three REF exercises. Recent survey collected data via e-questionnaire distributed locally and internationally via Twitter. Many published papers cited in the ‘Top School Downloads’ from the University of Salford’s Institutional Repository (USIR) site every month since the inception of USIR in June 2010 (7 years in top downloads).


  • Psychological aspects of care
  • Day and short stay surgery
  • Enhanced recovery
  • Research

Research Interests

  • Psychological aspects of care
  • Pre-operative anxiety management
  • Unpopular patient
  • Current surveys concern prisoner-patients

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Doctorate - Applied Psychology (Salford University)
  • Master of Science - Applied Psychology (Manchester University)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology (Open University)
  • Registered Nurse Teacher (Cert Ed. University of Bolton)
  • Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher (Liverpool John Moores University)
  • National District Nursing Certificate (Manchester Metro University)
  • Registered Nurse


Mitchell, M. J. (2017) Day surgery nurses’ selection of patient pre-operative information. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Vol.26 No.1-2 p. 225 - 237.

Mitchell, M. J. (2015) Compliance with driving instructions following anaesthesia for a day-case procedure. Ambulatory Surgery Journal. Vol.21 No.1 p.4 - 9. (

Mitchell, M. J. (2015) Home recovery following day surgery: A patient perspective. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Vol.24 No.3-4 p. 415 - 427.

Mitchell, M. J. (2013) Literature review: Home recovery following day surgery. Ambulatory Surgery Journal. Vol.19 No.1 p. 13 - 27. (

Mitchell, M. J. (2012) Anxiety management in adult minimal stay surgery. Nursing Times. Vol 108 No 48 p.14 - 16.

Complete list

Postgraduate research

Psychological aspects of care (adult nursing).