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Richard West

Richard West PG Cert (FHEA), MSc (RN), BSc (Hons)

Lecturer in mental health nursing


I am a lecturer in mental health nursing. I teach into a variety of modules across pre and post registration courses in nursing. 


I joined the mental health nursing team at Sheffield Hallam in March 2022. Before this I worked at the University of Bedfordshire teaching on the bachelor of mental health nursing course. I was awarded FHEA after completing a post graduate certificate in higher education. 

I qualified as a nurse in Melbourne and have worked in several clinical settings including a young people’s mental health inpatient unit (Orygen health), an adult acute inpatient unit and an adult community team. I have been fortunate to have worked across two countries in that time and with excellent mentors.

I teach on the bachelor and masters pre-registration courses in mental health nursing. In terms of teaching philosophy, I aim to have active classes which are inclusive. I am particularly interested in the co-production of mental health teaching with service users. 



Department of Nursing and Midwifery

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

BSc Biological Sciences 
Msc Nursing Mental Health


Experiences of young asylum seekers accessing mental health treatment

Mindfulness based cognitive therapy

Other activities

External examiner for the University of Sunderland

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