Area of speciality is Mental Health Law. Working in front line services as an Approved Mental Health Professional, managing crisis referrals and Court Diversion, has equipped me with a strong foundation in the practical application of the law. Being able to link and validate the theoritical teaching to real world examples has been of great benefit to my students. I teach Law to under graduate and post graduate nursing programmes.
British Educational Research Association (BERA) Blog on ‘Researching education and mental health: From “Where are we now?” to “What next?”’ is published
“Does the use of ‘theatre studies students’ acting as service users in role play / Simulated learning scenarios, benefit the learning of mental health student nurses participating in the same scenario?”
This was a cross department piece of work involving Mental Health and Theatre Studies staff. Currently being written up.
Student Mental Health: Risk Deep Dive Steering Group- representing the Department of Mental Health & Social Work.