Herbert is a Lecturer in Mental Health in the School of Health and Education.Herbert has special interest in psychopharmacology, adverse health effects associated with psychotropics and physical health outcomes of people suffering from severe mental illness. Within the Department of Mental health, Herbert takes the lead on physical health for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as a module leader.
Prior to entering academia, Herbert worked in a number of care settings providing mental health care to those with acute mental health issues. Most recently in General practice where Herbert led on a PMS + mental health project in City and Hackney which was commssioned by NHS England. The project's main focus was improving mental and physical health outcomes for people suffering from mental illness in primary care. With a key function of performance management, Herbert provided clinical support and advice to General practices to be able to meet the Quality Outcome Framework (QOF) health parameters for people with severe mental illness in a timely manner.
Herbert is also on a non- permanent bank CQC register in the capacity of a specialist clinical advisor, a role in which he supports CQC health and social care provider inspections.
Herbert holds the following qualifications- DipHE, Adv.Dip, PG Cert HE, B.Sc. MHS, M.Sc. PH and HP, Independent Prescriber
Learning & Teaching Interests
Health promotion in mental health
Smoking and mental health
Physical health and mental health
Psychopharmacology & adverse health effects
Research Outputs & Interests
September, 2015 - Oral presentation to interprofessional working delegates on integrating physical and mental health care provision in practice. Middlesex University
April, 2015 - Oral Presentation to Primary care health professionals- Workshop "Mental Health, what to expect in Primary care" A quick guide. City University
2013-2014 - Conducted a qualitative study into the experiences of mental health nurses in facilitating physical health care interventions for individuals with severe mental illnesses an NHS Trust.
Mwebe, H. (2017), Physical health monitoring in mental health settings: a study exploring mental health nurses’ views of their role. Journal of Clinical Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13653