Justin joined the Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine at Middlesex University in 2008. He module led CPD Physical Health for Mental Health Professionals and BSc Foundations for Field of Practice: Mental Health. He also led as Programme Lead for BSc Nursing Mental Health 2011 to 2014. Justin also taught as a CPR Tutor and PMVA Tutor. In 2015 Justin joined the Practice Based Learning Unit at Middlesex University. He works with Adult nursing, Mental Health nursing, Child nursing and Midwifery student practice learning in conjunction with NHS and Independent sector across North East and Central London.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Practice Based Learning
Physical and Mental Health
Integrating Theory and Practice
Research Outputs & Interests
Strengthening Team-Based Learning (STEP)
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training)
Resilience, Attrition and Student Support
Curriculum Development in Higher Education
Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects
Price, D. & McDermott, J. (2014). An exploratory telephone survey of newly qualified RMHN’s perceptions of their qualification training Programme and suggested areas for curriculum improvement. Middlesex University. (in progress)
Lewis, T. & McDermott, J. (2014). Increasing Resilience and Preventing Stress Related Ill-heath in Mental Health Nursing Students: A Randomised Control Trial. Middlesex University. (in progress).
Engagement & Impact
McDermott, J. (10/03/15). Too many demons on the Boat? Developing Personal Resilience. Compassionate Healthcare: How to support and enhance it. Whittington Health NHS.
McDermott, J. (04/03/15). Too many demons on the Boat? Developing Personal Resilience. Compassion Conference. Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
McDermott, J. (27/11/14). Too many demons on the Boat? Developing Personal Resilience. WHITCAT - Whittington Health NHS.
Lewis, T. & McDermott, J. (01/05/14). Early Evening Seminar 3: On the wrong train? ACT to go when you want to be: an evening seminar on Acceptance and Commitment Training. Middlesex University.
Lewis, T. & McDermott, J. (21/06/13). Evaluating the impact of a psychological resilience training module for student mental health nurses. City University.
Lewis, T. & McDermott, J. (26/02/13). Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. Promoting Personal Resilience: A Strategy for reducing Attrition in Pre-Registration Nursing Students.