I am a Senior Lecturer in mental health nursing at Liverpool John Moores University and a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist. I have worked in the field of mental health nursing practice since 1991 and qualified as a family and systemic psychotherapist in 2011. My clinical practice since 2011 has been in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Specialist Eating Disorder Services and Early Intervention (Psychosis) Services, Liverpool. As a nurse educator I am passionate about working across system boundaries to develop the knowledge and skills of training health and social care professionals such as; teachers, nurses, social workers and police officers.
I commenced a professional doctorate in systemic practice in 2016 to further develop the currently limited provision of services for families who are affected by a first episode of psychosis and to impact on practice and research development in this area.