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Tim Carter

Teaching and Research Associate, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


  • workRoom D25 Institute of Mental Health
    Jubilee Campus
    Wollaton Road
    NG8 1BB
  • work+44 (0) 115 74 84318


I am a registered mental health nurse (RMN) with experience of working in acute inpatient care and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Teaching Summary

I teach on undergraduate and postgraduate mental health nursing curriculums.

Research Summary

Exercise, sport and mental health

Working with self harm in children and young people

Recent Publications

Manning, J., Asam, L. Carter, T., Cooper, J, Horsley, A., Armstrong, M. and Wharrad, Heather. (2015) 'Our Care through Our Eyes': A mixed-methods, evaluative study of a service-user, co-produced education programme to improve inpatient care of children and young people with self-harm injuries. BMJ Open.

Carter, T., Guo, B., Turner, D., Morres, I., Khalil, E., Brighton, E., Armstrong, M. and Callaghan, P. (2015) Preferred intensity exercise for adolescents receiving treatment for depression: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry 15 (1), 247

Carter, T., Morres, I., Repper, J. and Callaghan, P. (2015) Exercise for adolescents with depression: valued aspects and perceived change. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing. 23 (1), 37-44

Higgins, A, Callaghan, P, Devries, J, Keogh, B, Morrissey, J, Nash, M, Ryan, D, Gujbels, H and Carter, T (2012) Evaluation of mental health recovery and Wellness Recovery Action Plan. Journal of Advanced Nursing 68 (11) 2418-2428

P Callaghan, J Repper, A Clifton, G Stacey, T Carter (2012) Evaluation of the Chief Nursing Officer's Review of mental health nursing in England: findings from case studies in mental health trusts Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing 19 (5), 455-465

Callaghan, P, Phillips, P, Khalil, E and Carter, T (2012) Meeting the physical health care needs of people with substance misuse problems: evaluation of a nurse-led blood borne virus programme. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 21(3):248-58

Khalil, E., Callaghan, P., Carter, T. and Morres, I. (2012) Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial of an Exercise Programme to Improve Wellbeing Outcomes in Women with Depression: Findings from the Qualitative Component. Psychology 3 979-986

Carter, T., Khalil, E., Callaghan, P and Morres, I (2012) The effectiveness of a preferred intensity exercise programme on the mental health outcomes of young people with depression: a sequential mixed methods evaluation. BMC Public Health. 12, 187

Callaghan, P., Khalil, E., Morres, I. and Carter, T. (2011) Pragmatic randomised controlled trial of preferred intensity exercise in women living with depression. BMC Public Health 11 (1) 465.

Repper, J & Carter, T (2011) A review of the literature on peer support in mental health services. Journal of Mental Health 20(4), 392-411.

Past Research

Exercise for depression in adolescents

Exercise for depression in adults

Peer support in mental health services

Future Research

Developing and testing interventions designed to improve the mental health and well being of children and young people.

School of Health Sciences

B Floor, South Block Link
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 86500