I am an Assistant Professor in Mental Health in the School of Health Sciences and the Institute of Mental Health. I hold a PhD in Nursing Studies, MA in Research Methods and Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) all from the University of Nottingham. Prior to commencing my current role in July 2013, I spent four years working as a Research Fellow at the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire (CLAHRC NDL). From 2008-2009 I was employed as a Research Associate in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham. I am a registered Mental Health Nurse and have worked clinically in acute inpatient and assertive outreach services.
Module Lead: B746SG Professional Development, Leadership and Innovation for Nursing Practice (GEN).
BSc/MNurSci Group Facilitator
BSc Dissertation Supervisor
MNursSci Dissertation Supervisor
Masters of Science in Nursing (GEN) Dissertation Supervisor
Masters in Health and Social Care Dissertation Supervisor
- Mental health of young people (joint lead Youth Mental Health Managed Innovation Network with Dr Maria Michail).
- Care transitions in mental health.
- Community mental health care provision.
- Inpatient care.
- Promotion and maintenance of service user engagement with mental health services.
- Suicide and self harm.
- Service improvement and evaluation - particularly the use of qualitative methods.
- Knowledge translation and evidence based practice.
My current and recently completed research projects include the following projects:
Current PhD Supervision:
Josephine Bardi (School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham): To what extent do non-statutory community based mental health services meet the social and mental well-being of individuals with mental illness? A mixed method analysis of the Dragon Café. Funding: ESRC four year intergrated studentship.
Matthew Horrocks: (School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham): The development and evaluation of an electronic suicide decision making tool for use in primary care. Funding: CLAHRC EM and the East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative.
- Shireen Patel (School of Medicine, Principle Supervisor: Prof. Richard Morriss): What are the Factors that facilitate and hinder engagement of service users into research studies and treatment interventions? Funded by CLAHRC EM.