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Martyn Harling

Research Fellow and Problem Based Learning Facilitator, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Dr Martyn Harling originally trained as a Learning Disabilities Nurse and has worked at senior level in a range of health and social care settings, prior to entering the Higher Education Sector in 2003. Since 2003 he has worked as a Senior lecturer in Health and Social Care at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Derby. He has taught health and social care professionals including; medics, nurses and social workers, specialising in Evidence Based Practice and Substance Misuse.

He gained a Doctorate in Education from the University of Derby (2009) and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Leicester (2015). The focus of his research is on the attitudes of health and social care professionals towards illicit drug use.

He currently works as a Research Fellow (Dissemination and Implementation) and Problem Based Learning Facilitator in The University of Nottingham Medical School.

Recent Publications

  • HARLING, M., GODDARD, Z., HIGSON, R. and HUMPHREY, E., 2017. Addressing negative attitudes, developing knowledge: the design and evaluation of a bespoke substance misuse module. RESEARCH, POLICY AND PLANNING: THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES RESEARCH GROUP. (In Press.)
  • COX, A.M., BRANNIGAN, C., HARLING, M. and TOWNEND, M., 2016. The factors that influence decision making by 8-12 year olds in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): a systematic review RESEARCH, POLICY AND PLANNING: THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES RESEARCH GROUP. 31(3), 195-205
  • NAIRN, S., HARDY, C., HARLING, M., PARUMAL, L. and NARAYANASAMY, M., 2012. Diversity and ethnicity in nurse education: The perspective of nurse lecturers NURSE EDUCATION TODAY. 32(3), 203-207
  • HARLING, MARTYN R. and TURNER, WARREN., 2012. Student nurses' attitudes to illicit drugs: A grounded theory study NURSE EDUCATION TODAY. 32(3), 235-240
  • WILD, J. and HARLING, M., 2008. Men of Substance. DRUGLINK. 23(5), 22-23
  • HARLING, M., 2007. The place and meaning of ‘controlled’ drug use in the private lives of a group of individuals. JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE USE. 12(1), 1-12
  • HARLING, M., OVERY, C., BECKHAM, G., DENBY, R., GODDARD, S., O’CONNOR, C., PIOTROWSKI, E., PROUT, T and TULLY, D., 2006. Addressing negative attitudes toward substance use in nursing: A peer-led approach in nurse education. DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TODAY. 6(2), 38-42

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University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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