I am currently working as a lecturer in mental health nursing with a co -ordinating role for the mental health branch in the pre registration nursing programme. Over the years I have acquired a range of experiences in community mental health nursing, nurse education, management and leadership of community mental health teams and writing distance learning materials. This breadth and depth of experience spans twenty nine years since qualifiying in 1981. As a senior lecturer at University of Northampton, I was responsible for the development of the curriculum and delivery of the community mental health programme at undergraduate and master's levels. I worked closely with a multi disciplinary community team that included health visitor, school nurse, district nurse and children's nurse lecturers whose aim was to deliver a programme for community health care professionals. I also managed an undergraduate part time degree programme for nurses. In 2002 I was seconded to the Community mental health trust to implement clinical governance and to strategically lead two mental health teams for a period of one year. Following this successful period of managing two teams and updating my mental health practice skills, I returned to Northampton University to develop and implement an undergraduate modular framework.
Ethnic minority research - long term conditions including mental health
Currently undertaking a PhD at University of Surrey - A participatory action research study on Guyanese women living in the UK with Type ll diabetes.
Mental health conditions, bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, OCD, anxiety, workplace stress,
Substance misuse, support of carers
Child and adolescent mental health problems including depression, family work
Older people with mental health problems, depression, dementia related conditions
Mental health policy, mental health promotion
Self harming including eating disorders and suicide
Mental health treatments and therapies
Community mental health theory and practice
Sociology of health and illness
Management theory , quality, learning and teaching theories