Prof Steven Pryjmachuk BA(Hons) MSc PGDipEd PhD RN (Mental Health) CPsychol SFHEA

Prof. of Mental Health Nursing Education

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Professor Steven Pryjmachuk is Professor of Mental Health Nursing Education in the School of Health Science's Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

His teaching, clinical and research work has centred largely on an overarching intellectual project and personal philosophy of supporting and facilitating individuals – be they students, patients or colleagues – to develop, learn or care independently. His achievements here played a key part in both his promotion to Professor in 2013 and in achieving Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2014.

Steven has extensive experience of leadership in teaching and learning, having been Mental Health Division Lead, Director of Undergraduate Education, Director of NHS Education Contracts and External Liaison for the non-medical professions He has sat on a number of University, Faculty and School committees, and is an invited external examiner and assessor for several Russell Group and international universities. 

As well as being a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Steven is also a Chartered as a Psychologist by the British Psychological Society. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses from 2012-20 and its President from 2018-19. He also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric  Nursing and is reviewer for a variety of international nursing, mental health and psychological journals.

Steven was elected as vice Chair (2015-16) and Chair (2017-18) of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK, an organisation representing 65 Higher Education Institutions providing education and research on mental health nursing.

Social responsibility

Steven's clinical research involves collaborating with a number of third sector and voluntary organisations championing children and young people's mental health. He is an unpaid non-executive director of the mental health Community Interest Company, Six Degrees Social Enterprise.


  • 1985 BA(Hons) Psychology
  • 1990 Registered Mental Health Nurse, RN (Mental Health)
  • 1993 MSc Applied Psychology
  • 1994 Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • 2003 PhD
  • 2004 Chartered Psychologist, CPsychol
  • 2014 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, SFHEA

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