Having firstly trained as a mental health nurse and counsellor, I have taught mental health nursing for nearly two decades at the University of Nottingham where I now hold an Honorary position.
I have developed and researched approaches in Arts and Health for about 20 years. My other main area of research and practice has been the role of the public in the education of mental health professionals.
I have an h-index of 31
My RG Score can be found here
I have supervised 11 PhD students, brought 4 to completion, currently supervise 3 and externally examined 13.
Having taken early retirement, I continue to work as an independent academic consultant, examine PhDs and volunteer as a befriender to people seeking asylum and refugees.
You can visit my personal website to catch up with my latest activities.
The area of research for my PhD was the arts and mental health especially in relation to mental health promotion and developing social capital in an under-privileged area of Nottingham. I have led on… read more
JENSEN A, TORRISSEN W and STICKLEY T, 2020. Arts and public mental health: exemplars from Scandinavia Public Health Panorama. 6(1), 193-210
HUI, ADA, STICKLEY, THEODORE, STUBLEY, MICHELLE and BAKER, FRANCESCA, 2019. Project eARTh: participatory arts and mental health recovery, a qualitative study PERSPECTIVES IN PUBLIC HEALTH. 139(6), 296-302 STICKLEY T, HUI A, STUBLEY M, BAKER F and WATSON MC, 2019. "Write here, sanctuary" creative writing for refugees and people seeking asylum. Arts & health. 11(3), 246-263
LAHTI M, ELLILÄ H, JORMFELDT H, SKÄRSÄTER I, DOYLE L, HIGGINS A, KEOGH B, MEADE O, STICKLEY T, SITVAST J and KILKKU N, 2018. The required knowledge for lifespan mental health promotion and prevention for Master’s level mental health nurse education – the eMenthe project International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 56(3), 143-154
The area of research for my PhD was the arts and mental health especially in relation to mental health promotion and developing social capital in an under-privileged area of Nottingham. I have led on the PINE project (Participation in Nurse Education). This educational research project developed a model of service user involvement in mental health nurse education on the nursing programme and studying the impact upon student learning. I also led on the SUSA development (Service User's Student Assessment) an action research project developing service user involvement in student assessment. I have co-ordinated the development of a national academics network for Arts, Health & Wellbeing which has been funded by the ESRC for a Seminar Series on the topic for which I was PI. I continue to research the Arts & Health and was a founding member of the Steering Group for the UK Arts, Health & Wellbeing Special Interest group for the Royal Society of Public Health. In this context, my research into Arts & Health was widely referred to in an All Party Parliamentary Report "Creative Health" in 2018. As well as formal research, I also lead on numerous project evaluations for arts organisations in the region and I have collaborated with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in research and practice for over twenty years.
I was a named co-applicant in the e-Menthe, (2014) ERASMUS, Life-long Learning project which is a collaboration between five European countries developing Master´s level e-Learning materials in mental health and the ERASMUS, Life-long Learning project Art and Social Change (2016) which is a collaboration between four European countries to develop a training programme for health workers to deliver arts amongst people recovering from addictions.
- 2004 - £265,000 to set up community-based arts programmes in Nottingham City in collaboration with City Arts (funded by New Deal for Communities). The Arts on Prescription programme flourished until 2014.
- 2004 - £35,000 to develop an action research project to facilitate a user-led programme of teaching for mental health nursing students (The University of Nottingham)
- 2005-2009 - £100,000 for Arts development in Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, this was in collaboration with the Trust's Arts Coordinator, Penny Coulson
- 2005- £53,235 - Service User Student Assessment action research project. (Burdett Trust for Nursing)
- 2007-2009 - £19,000 - Open to All. The development of mental health awareness training for museums and galleries. National Social Inclusion Programme, in partnership with Museum Libraries and Archives Council, Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Wallace Collection and subsequent "Training for Trainers", for museums and galleries. National Social Inclusion Programme
- 2006-2012 - £74,000 Various funders for local Arts and Health evaluations and small research projects
- 2012 - £15,000 Arts, Health & Wellbeing Seminar Series (Economic and Social Research Council)
- 2013 - €365,481 e-Menthe A collaboration between five European countries to develop Master´s level eLearning materials in mental health. (ERASMUS, Life-long Learning).
- 2017 - €250,000. - Arts & Social Change. A collaboration between four European countries to develop training for healthcare workers (ERASMUS, Life-long Learning).
I am currently evaluating the Elder Tree, a creative writing programme for older people being delivered by Writing East Midlands.
I am on the organising committee for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference in June 2021. https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/news/general-news/international-conference-21-23-june-2021-bristol-uk