School of Health and Society
Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
I joined the University of Salford in February 2009 as a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing. This was my first academic appointment following over 20 years of clinical and management experience in clinical practice. I have had many roles from staff nurse, sister, ward manager, community practitioner and community team manager positions. My clinical experience has included adult general nursing, followed by mental health nursing within acute inpatient, older people and community practice settings. Later I developed my career within the field of education as a training manager within an NHS Mental Health Trust, before moving in to higher education.
My academic interests and teaching focus on physical health issues for patients with severe mental health problems, mental health assessment, simulation, health promotion, leadership, management and professional development within healthcare. I currently teach within the School’s undergraduate nursing and postgraduate progarmmes. Within my teaching role I am also a personal tutor offering pastoral care to cohorts of mental health students.
- physical health problems in mental health,
- leadership and management.
Physical health problems within mental health using simulation, mental health awareness for non mental health students.
- BSc (HONS)
- RMN (NMC)