Dr Charley Baker, Lecturer in Mental Health/Academic Lead for Safeguarding
Charley is co-founder of the international Madness and Literature Network and International Health Humanities Network. She is an expert in representations of mental health in fiction and autobiography, self harm and safeguarding.
Holly Blake, Associate Professor of Behavioural Science
Holly is a chartered health psychologist and an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Holly's research focuses on workplace interventions for health, the health and wellbeing of NHS employees, NHS staff as role models for health, health behaviour change interventions, uptake of health screening, and the psychological aspects of long-term conditions.
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Heather Bull, Assistant Professor
Heather’s research into nurse education examines acquiring bioscience knowledge in an integrated curriculum, developing numeracy skills for safe nursing practice and enhancing the wellbeing of older people (including those with dementia) through life storytelling.
Dr Tim Carter, Teaching and Research Associate
Dr Tim Carter is an assistant professor of mental health and a registered mental health nurse (RMN).
Professor Paul Crawford, Professor of Health Humanities
Paul is the world’s first professor of health humanities and pioneered the development of this field.
Paul leads the most prominent health humanities research network and international conference series. Paul’s expertise lies in the application of the arts and humanities to healthcare, health and wellbeing. He has also contributed a substantial body of work in applied linguistics, literature and narrative.
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Dr Sara De Benedictis, Research Associate
Sara received her PhD in May 2016 at King’s College London and joined Nottingham to work on the project Televising Childbirth.
Andrew Grundy, Research Associate
Andrew’s research interests include understanding concepts of mental health service provision from the service user and carer perspective, user/carer-involved care planning in adult mental health services, patient and public involvement in research, recovery, stigma and youth mental health.
Dr Kathryn Hinsliff-Smith, Research Fellow
Kathryn’s research examines domestic violence, elder abuse, peer mentoring in breastfeeding and internationalising curriculum with a focus on healthcare programmes.
Ada Hui, Teaching and Research Associate
Ada is a registered mental health nurse whose research interests are in health and organisations, as well as the institutional and emotional experiences of healthcare professionals working in challenging environments.
Roger Kerry, Associate Professor
Roger is a qualified physiotherapist and associate professor in our Division of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. His research interests also include the philosophy of health science.
Dr Joseph Manning, Research Fellow (Child Health)/Clinical Nursing Research Fellow/Charge Nurse (NUH NHS)
Joseph is a registered children’s nurse with experience of providing high-quality, family-centred, evidence-based care within acute settings.
Joseph's clinical and research interests include the clinically deteriorating child; children’s, young people’s and families’ experiences of critical care, illness and rehabilitation; and psychosocial health and wellbeing of surviving critical illness.
Dr Julie McGarry, Associate Professor
Julie’s clinical background is in adult and mental health nursing practice, predominantly working with vulnerable and older adults both in hospital and community settings.
Dr Oonagh Meade, Research Fellow
Oonagh’s recent research has focused on enhancing user involvement in care planning among service users with severe mental health issues, concepts of recovery and social inclusion and the effect of exercise on depressive symptoms in adolescents.
Dr Maria Michail, Senior Research Fellow/Interim Director of Postgraduate Research
Maria’s expertise is in youth mental health, with a particular focus on early psychosis, co-morbid affective dysfunction, early intervention and prevention.
Dr Helen Moya, Lecturer in Mental Health and Social Care
Helen’s research explores the experiences and identities of people in care settings, focusing on care relationships, the benefits of life story work and the social construction of identities.
Dr Melanie Narayanasamy, Research Fellow
Melanie is a trained sociologist, with expertise in the sociology of health and illness and the sociology of mental health.
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Dr Ruth Parry, Principal Research Fellow/NIHR Research Fellow
A qualified physiotherapist, Ruth specialises in social-science based healthcare research, with a focus on video-based observational research into healthcare communication.
Ruth uses this approach to examine communication around sensitive topics, decision making and end-of-life care, as well as exploring bodily communication and observable skills relating to dignity and empathy.
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Dr Alan Pringle, Assistant Professor
Alan is a registered mental health nurse and general nurse. His research focuses on using football as a vehicle for mental health promotion and interventions, the use of timelines and iPad technology in dementia care, and the role of Mauritian nurses on mental health care in the UK.
Professor Mike Slade, Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion
Mike’s main research interests are recovery-focused and outcome-focused mental health services, user involvement in and influence on mental health services, wellbeing in psychosis, staff-patient agreement on need, residential alternatives to in-patient services, and developing measures such as INSPIRE, the Camberwell Assessment of Need and the Threshold Assessment Grid.
Dr Theo Stickley, Associate Professor of Mental Health
Theo is academic lead for mental health and learning disabilities. His research focuses on how participation in the arts might affect health and wellbeing.
Dr Nicola Wright, Assistant Professor in Mental Health
Nicola’s research interests include the mental health of young people, care transitions in mental health, community mental healthcare provision, inpatient care, promotion and maintenance of service user engagement with mental health services and suicide and self-harm.