Jo Painter

Jo Painter Msc, RNMH, PG Cert, BA (Hons)

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing


I am a senior lecturer at Hallam for half of the week - the other half of my time I continue to work as a Nurse Consultant in Adult Mental Health within a local NHS Trust.  My role therefore bridges academic and clinical practice.



I have worked as a Mental Health Nurse for over two decades in a variety of clinical, managerial and strategic roles. I joined Hallam on a part time basis in 2017and lecture on a range of subject areas relative to mental health nursing.   I am passionate about person centred care, quality of life approaches to mental well-being, and psychologically informed nursing practice.  In my clinical role, I currently oversee a newly designed care pathway which aims to improve the physical health of those who have a long term mental health problem.  I am a registered independent prescriber, and teach on the non-medical prescribing module.  More recently I have been involved in developing content of Mental Health Advanced Clinical Practice modules, and will be leading a module on Interventions and Evaluation in the near future.



Department of Nursing and Midwifery

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

I teach  a range of sessions in both the Msc and Bsc Pre-registration Mental Health Nursing Courses.  I also teach in to post -registration professional development modules.modules.  



Journal articles

Painter, J., & Bond, C. (2023). What are nurse practice assessors’ priorities when assessing student mental health nurses? A qualitative content analysis. Nurse Education in Practice, 72.

Painter, J.M. (2023). Deprescribing antipsychotics in adults with psychotic disorders – a literature review. Mental Health Practice.

Painter, J. (2021). Comment: “As mental health nurses we are biopsychosocial specialists.”. Nursing Times.

Dayson, C., Painter, J., & Bennett, E. (2020). Social prescribing for patients of secondary mental health services: emotional, psychological and social wellbeing outcomes. Journal of Public Mental Health: the art, science and politics of creating a mentally healthy society.

Painter, J. (n.d.). Comment: The personal professional overlap can be tough to manage. Nursing Times.

Painter, J. (n.d.). Comment: People’s stories give insights that are central to their route to recovery. Nursing Times.

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