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.
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