Dr Yvonne Awenat PhD MPhil BSc RN ONC FHEA

Clinical Research Fellow

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My current role involves a range of research and teaching activities along with leading Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) initiatives within the Division. My main research interests concern uderstanding service user and staff experiences and perceptions of suicidality and the development of psychological interventions to prevent suicide. I am passionate about involving people with 'lived expeience' of the issues that we teach about and research. I have taken a leading role in facilitating Patient & Public Involvement in research and in education throughout the Division and co-ordinater the Community Liaison Group attached to the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I am particularly keen to support and contribute to research that directly addresses the unmet needs and priorities of people who use clinical services.  I provide clinical and methodological supervision to post-graduate research students and junior researchers. I am a Registered Nurse with extensive experience of working in the NHS. I am also a Director for Stockport & District Mind.


I am a Registered Nurse with over 30 years experience of working in senior positions in the NHS  including Ward Manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Consultant Nurse. I grew up in Cheshire but have spent some time living abroad.


PhD Clinical Psychology

MPhil Nursing

BSc Nursing Studies

Registered Nurse

Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Fellow Health Education Academy

Registrant Nursing & Midwifery Council

Manchester Psychology Qualitative Research Methods Group

Psychological Understanding of Suicide Research Group

Institute of Brain Behaviour and Mental Health

Centre for New Treatments and Understanding in Mental Health

Former Co-chair NIHR RDS North West People in Research Working Group for Training


External positions

Director, Stockport & District Mind

1 Sep 2011 → …

Registered Nurse, NHS England

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

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