I have worked in mental health both in Liverpool and North Wales. I qualified in 1993 as a mental health nurse and moved to work in North Wales in 1996. I am currently employed as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, and part of my time is located in the Centre for Mental Health and Society. Clinically, I provide assessment and cognitive and behavioural interventions for individuals experiencing psychotic symptoms. My research interests include the education and practice development of mental health nurses and issues concerning the practice of out of area treatments for long stay rehabilitation in mental health care. I gained a BSc in Health studies in 1999 from Bangor University and an MSc in CBT for Psychosis from Manchester University in 2005. I have recently completed a Professional Doctorate in Health Sciences. I have worked as Teaching Fellow at Manchester University between 2005 and 2010, and previously held an external examiner position with the University of Central Lancashire.
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
- Ryan, T., Carden, J., Higgo, R., Poole, R. & Robinson, C.A . An assessment of need for mental health rehabilitation amongst in-patients in a Welsh region. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2016. 1-7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-016-1213-8