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Jennifer Smithson

Mental Health Nursing Lecturer


Mental Health Nursing Lecturer 




I joined the Mental Health Nursing lecturing team at Sheffield Hallam University in 2019. In practice I have worked predominantly with adults experiencing an acute episde of a mental health problem in both inpatient and community settings. My current responsibilities include teaching, recruitment activities, link lecturing and academic advising. My teaching and research interests include acute and crisis mental health care and exercise for mental health and wellbeing. I am also interested in wellbeing issues affecting student nurses and the wider healthcare workforce. I value diversity and inclusivity within higher education and healthcare. 




College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

Mental Health Nursing 



The courses I predominanatly teach into are the BSc Mental Health Nursing and MSc Mental Health Nursing courses as well as some additional teaching across nursing and the integrated care curriculum and some additional level 7 teaching. 



I am currently the module leader for the post graudate module Exercise for Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing. I also teach on a number of undergraduate and post graduate pre-registration modules. These include; Science for Professional Practice, Applied Sciences, Evaluating Complexity in Practice, Exercise for Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing, Assessing and Planning for Person Centred Care, Person Centred Care: Providing and Evaluating. 




I am currently involved in an evaluation project evaluating the role of simulated learning software for student nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic.




Postgraduate supervision

I provide post graduate research and dissertation supervision to pre and post registration students. 



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