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Patricia Hughes Adv Dip Nursing, MSc

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing


Working with complexity and uncertainty is not uncommon within mental health and my current interest involves developing and evaluating ways we can support nurses to enhance their decision making and critical thinking skills using a nursing formulation model. This is a joint project with colleagues from a local Mental Health Trust who are keen to share their ideas with the current and future workforce.

  • About

    Previously, I worked within a range of services within mental health including Acute Wards, Community Teams and Single Point of Access. I have a particular interest working with people experiencing drug and alcohol problems and people with dementia. I lecture in a broad range of topics related to mental health nursing within both undergraduate and post graduate courses. In addition to my lecturers role I also support the admissions team to recruit good quality students to our University and work closely with colleagues within practice to ensure students receive a good quality placement.

  • Teaching

    I deliver teaching on various postgraduate and undergraduate modules within Health and Wellbeing including Non-medical Prescribing, Long-term Conditions and Paramedic Practice.

  • Research

    I am currently working with colleagues in practice exploring decision making and nursing formulation within mental health practice.

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