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School of Health and Society

Professor Tony Warne

Professor Emeritus


I am a Professor in Mental Health Care, Head of School, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work and Associate Dean Research & Innovation for the College of Health and Social Care at the University of Salford. I worked in mental health care since 1975 gaining over 20 years of experience in nursing and service management and service development. I left the leaving the NHS in 1995, joining first Manchester Metropolitan University, and then in 2006, the University of Salford.


Managing Change

Action Research

Qualitative Analysis

Research/Practice Applications

Knowledge, Theory and  Practice

Leadership and Evidence Based Practice

Context of Contemporary Mental Health Care

Introduction to Research

Evidence based mental health care

Research Interests

The focus of my research interest is on inter-personal, intra-personal and extra-personal relationships, using a psychodynamic and managerialist analytical discourse. My research has largely been in two areas (1) Exploring the impact of such relationships on nursing practice, policy, organisation and particularly nurse education and the preparation for practice. (2) Impact evaluations of service developments across the public and private sectors and the educational implications for service users and health care professional of these changes. I have worked on and managed several multi-professional projects both within the university, but also with partners from other universities and from practice.

Qualifications and Memberships

1973 HND - Retail and Business Management

1978 RMN - Registered Mental Nurse

1995 MBA - Master of Business Administration       

2000 PhD - Doctor of Philosophy (Customs and Contracts in the UK GP Fundholding Scheme)


I have published extensively:

70 per reviewed papers

85 conference papers

10 book chapters

Please view my SEEK profile.

I am the Co-editor and author of the books Using Patient Experience in Nurse Education and Creative Approaches to Health and Social Care Education. I am the Associate Editor of the International Journal or Mental Health Nursing.