Philip joined Middlesex university in 2012, he is a lecturer within mental health nursing and programme leader for year 1 of the Mental health nursing BSc. He is a Teaching fellow with the HEA and registered as a teacher with the NMC alongside being a registered mental health nurse. His practice has been focused in Assertive outreach and community mental health service where he began his career as a qualified nurse in 2001 progressing through to leading and managing services within this arena after qualifying with a Bachelor of nursing degree from Birmingham university. Philip has worked clinically in Assertive outreach services in Birmingham and Worcestershire from 2001 through until 2012. As a qualified mentor and later teacher Philip sought to develop a positive learning experience for students and sought to contribute positively to create positive learning environments within practice. Alongside professional work Philip has been involved in a variety of charitable endeavours spending time in Kenya doing small scale aid and relief work as well as campaigning and having active involvement with anti-trafficking projects in Thailand and further afield across Asia. He is also actively involved with Street pastors at a local level and has variety of experience of having been involved with local youth work projects.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Philip began a PhD in 2012 exploring the relationship between the view of women within Thai society and the implications of this for trafficking and mental health provision. Having minimal mental health provision in much of Africa and Thailand he is interested in exploring the dynamics around how countries that don't have the same degree of resources manage issues of mental ill health and specifically whether it is just unmet need or whether there are alternative structures that enable people with mental health problems to be supported.
Alongside this Philip teaches on a variety of subjects including Mindfulness, working with families/social networks, leadership/management and clinical supervision