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Russell Ashmore

Dr Russell Ashmore PhD, MA, BSc (Hons), PGCE, Dip Coun, RMN, RNT

Senior Lecturer


Summary

Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery. He has worked in higher education since 1994 at both the University of Sheffield and since 2006 at Sheffield Hallam University.

About

Russell graduated from the University of Manchester in 1983 with a degree in psychology and then trained as a nurse in Sheffield, qualifying in 1987. Russell has professional registrations with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Registered Nurse Teacher. Russell has worked clinically as a registered mental health nurse in older adult day services, acute in-patient services and community mental health services. He also worked with people experiencing distress as a result of traumatic experiences (PTSD).

He completed a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies at Sheffield City Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam University) in 1989. In 2012 Russell was awarded his PhD by Sheffield Hallam University for the thesis; ‘The Implementation of Section 5(4) of the Mental Health Act 1983’. In 2013 Russell was the Akinsanya Special Commendee. This was presented by the Royal College of Nursing Research Society as part of their annual Akinsanya Award for Innovation in Doctoral Studies in Nursing.

Russell has 60 publications (peer reviewed articles, book chapters, commentaries, opinion pieces and book reviews) in both national and international journals and has returned in three RAEs. He has also presented more than 90 papers at local, national and international conferences (plenary/keynote, concurrent, poster, symposiums, and professional panels).

Russell’s research and professional interests include; Section 5(4) (nurse’s holding power) of the Mental Health Act 1983, nurses’ relationship with the pharmaceutical industry, clinical supervision for nursing students, nursing in acute mental health settings, the rights of informally admitted service users and nurses’ use of their interpersonal skills.

Teaching

My teaching interest areas are: Mental health legislation and patients' rights, Interpersonal skills and therapeutic intervention, particularly in the mental health context, The development of compassion in healthcare professions, Transgender mental health issues.

Research

My current research interests include Mental health legislation and patients' rights, Interpersonal skills and therapeutic intervention, particularly in the mental health context, The development of compassion in healthcare professions.

Russell is/has been involved in a number of profession groups (past and present) including the; Department of Health’s Nurse Advisory Group on the amended Mental Health Act, Department of Health National Advisory Group for Compassion in Practice and Improving Mental Health Care (CiP), steering and scientific committee for the Network of Psychiatric Nursing Research (2001-Present), award panel of the Eileen Skellern award and the Journal Of Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing Lifetime achievement award (2011-Present).

Publications

Journal articles

Labinjo, T., Ashmore, R., Serrant, L., & Turner, J. (2021). The use of zoom videoconferencing for qualitative data generation: a reflective account of a research study. Open access journal of Biogeneric Science and Research. http://doi.org/10.46718/JBGSR.2021.10.000238

Labinjo, T., Ashmore, R., Serrant, L., & Turner, J. (2020). A pilot study exploring the experiences of mental health among internal migrants in Nigeria. Journal of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, 1 (1).

Labinjo, T., Ashmore, R., Serrant, L., & Turner, J. (2020). Perceptions, attitudes and cultural understandings of mentalhealth in Nigeria: a scoping review of published literature. Mental Health, Religion and Culture. http://doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2020.1726883

Ashmore, R. (2020). Engagement and observation: a review of local policies in England and Wales. Mental Health Review Journal. http://doi.org/10.1108/MHRJ-01-2020-0007

Watts, C., Watts, P., Collier, E., & Ashmore, R. (2017). The impact on relationships following disclosure of transgenderism : a wife’s tale. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 24 (5), 302-310. http://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12371

Ashmore, R., & Collier, E. (2017). “Driving to the edge of the cliff”: Transgender mental health. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 24 (5), 261-262. http://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12390

Ashmore, R., & Carver, N. (2017). Informal mental health patients: what are they told of their legal rights? Mental Health Review Journal, 22 (1), 51-62. http://doi.org/10.1108/MHRJ-09-2016-0019

Ashmore, R., Flanagan, T., McInnes, D., & Banks, D. (2016). The Delphi Method : methodological issues arising from a study examining factors influencing the publication or non-Publication of mental health nursing research. Mental Health Review Journal, 21 (2), 85-94. http://doi.org/10.1108/MHRJ-07-2015-0020

Ashmore, R., & Carver, N. (2016). Section 5(4) of the Mental Health Act 1983: a review of local policy and guidance in England and Wales. Mental Health Review Journal, 21 (1), 37-47. http://doi.org/10.1108/MHRJ-05-2015-0017

Ashmore, R. (2015). Visa refusal following compulsory hospital admissionunder the Mental Health Act 1983 (England and Wales):fact or fiction? Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22 (6), 390-396. http://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12233

Ashmore, R., & Carver, N. (2014). Understanding and implementing the nurse’s holding power (section 5(4)) of the Mental Health Act 1983. Mental Health Practice, 18 (1), 30-37.

Ashmore, R. (2014). Section 5(4) (nurse's holding power) of the Mental Health Act 1983: a literature review. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22 (3), 183-191. http://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12174

Carver, N., Clibbens, N., Ashmore, R., & Sheldon, J. (2014). Mental health pre-registration nursing students' experiences of group clinical supervision: A UK longitudinal qualitative study. Nurse Education in Practice, 14 (2), 123-129. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2013.08.018

Ashmore, R., Carver, N., Clibbens, N., & Sheldon, J. (2012). Lecturers' accounts of facilitating clinical supervision groups within a pre-registration mental health nursing curriculum. Nurse Education Today, 32 (3), 224-228. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2011.04.010

Ashmore, R. (2010). Section 5(4) (The nurse's holding power): patterns of use in one mental health trust (1983-2006). Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17 (3), 202. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01520.x

Ashmore, R. (2010). Talking with Acutely Psychotic People (Len Bowers, Geoff Brennan, Gary Winship & Christina Theodoridou). Book review. Mental Health Practice, 13 (8), 10.

Ashmore, R. (2008). On the receiving end (Catherine Ingram, Deb Rose & Aidan Shingler (Eds)). Book review. Mental Health Practice, 12 (2), 22-23.

Ashmore, R. (2008). Nurses' accounts of locked ward doors: Ghosts of the asylum or acute care in the 21st century? Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 15 (3), 175-185. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2007.01184.x

Ashmore, R. (2008). Medical response time to section 5(4) (nurses' holding power) of the Mental Health Act 1983 over a 24-year period. Medicine, Science and the Law, 48 (3), 225-231. http://doi.org/10.1258/rsmmsl.48.3.225

Ashmore, R. (2007). Clinical Supervision in Mental Health Nursing (Graham Sloan). Book review. Mental Health Practice, 10 (8), 25.

Ashmore, R. (2007). Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing (Patrick Callaghan & Helen Waldock (Eds)). Book review. Mental Health Practice, 10 (10), 22.

Carver, N., Ashmore, R., & Clibbens, N. (2007). Group clinical supervision in pre-registration nurse training: The views of mental health nursing students. Nurse Education Today, 27 (7), 768-776. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2006.10.010

Ashmore, R.J., Banks, D., & Carver, N. (2007). Mental health nursing students' relationships with the pharmaceutical industry. Nurse Education Today, 27 (6), 551-560. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2006.08.016

Clibbens, N., Ashmore, R., & Carver, N. (2007). Group clinical supervision for mental health nursing students. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 16 (10), 594-598. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2007.16.10.23505

Ashmore, R. (2006). Fit to Die: Men and eating disorders (Anna Paterson). Book review. Mental Health Practice, 9 (7), 27.

Ashmore, R. (2006). Why People Die By Suicide (Thomas Joiner). Book review. Mental Health Practice, 10 (2), 26.

Ashmore, R.J., Jones, J., Jackson, A., & Smoyak, S. (2006). A survey of mental health nurses' experiences of stalking. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 13 (5), 562-569. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2006.00981.x

Carver, N., & Ashmore, R. (2004). Anything to declare? Competing interests in mental health nursing journals. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 11 (5), 620-622. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2004.00756.x

Ashmore, R.J. (2004). A study on how mental health practitioners address ethical issues in clinical audit. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 12 (1), 112-120. http://doi.org/10.1136/emj.2004.019588

Ashmore, R. (2003). Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring (Phil Barker (Ed.)). Book Review. Mental Health Practice, 7 (4), 22-23.

Ashmore, R.J., & Banks, D. (2003). Student nurses' use of their interpersonal skills within clinical role-plays. Nurse Education Today, 24 (1), 20-29. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0260-6917(03)00118-7

Ashmore, R., & Banks, D. (2003). Mental health nursing students' rationales for self-disclosure: 1. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 12 (20), 1220-1227. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2003.12.20.11847

Ashmore, R., & Banks, D. (2003). Mental health nursing students' rationales for self-disclosure: 2. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 12 (21), 1274-1280. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2003.12.21.11885

Ashmore, R. (2002). Nothing Purple, Nothing Black (Paul Crawford). Book Review. Mental Health Practice, 5 (8), 25.

Ashmore, R., Cutcliffe, J., & Collier, E. (2002). An examination of the last 10 years of mental health nursing. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 11 (7), 503-505. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2002.11.7.10152

Ashmore, R., & Banks, D. (2002). Self-disclosure in adult and mental health nursing students. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 11 (3), 172-177. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2002.11.3.10065

Ashmore, R., & Carver, N. (2001). Pharmaceutical Representatives: Do we need them? Mental Health Practice, 5 (2), 18-19.

Ashmore, R., Hemingway, S., Lees, J., & Barker, M. (2001). Assessing therapeutic intervention used by NHS Direct nurse advisers. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 10 (10), 662-666. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2001.10.10.9986

Ashmore, R., & Carver, N. (2001). The pharmaceutical industry and mental health nursing. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 10 (21), 1396-1402. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2001.10.21.12366

Ashmore, R., & Banks, D. (2001). Patterns of self-disclosure among mental health nursing students. Nurse Education Today, 21 (1), 48-57. http://doi.org/10.1054/nedt.2000.0507

Ramcharan, P., Ashmore, R., Nicklin, L., & Drew, J. (2001). Nursing scholarship within the British university system. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 10 (3), 196-202. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2001.10.3.5383

Ashmore, R., & Carver, N. (2000). Nurses’ Powers of Detention Questionnaire. Mental Health Practice, 3 (5), 21.

Ashmore, R., & Carver, N. (2000). The Mental Health Act Reforms in England and Wales: Implications for Nurses’ Emergency Powers of Detention. Mental Health Practice, 3 (5), 19-20.

Ashmore, R., & Carver, N. (2000). De facto detentions: why mental health nurses may be avoiding using Section 5(4). Mental Health Practice, 3 (5), 12-18.

Ashmore, R., & Carver, N. (2000). Carver, N., Ashmore, R. (2000) De facto detentions: a reply to Cutcliffe, McKenna & Smit. Mental Health Practice, 3 (9), 24.

Ashmore, R., & Carver, N. (2000). Nurses’ views on their powers of detention: results of the Mental Health Practice survey. Mental Health Practice, 4 (1), 20-24.

Ashmore, R., & Carver, N. (2000). Clinical supervision in mental health nursing courses. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 9 (3), 171-176. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2000.9.3.171

Hemingway, S., Ashmore, R., & Askoorum, G. (2000). Resources for better practice. Telephone intervention in mental health nursing. Nursing times, 96 (22), 33-34.

Ashmore, R. (1999). Heron’s intervention framework: an introduction and critique. Mental Health Nursing, 19 (1), 24-27.

Ashmore, R. (1999). Close Observation (Letter). Mental Health Practice, 2 (9), 27.

Ashmore, R. (1998). Dilemmas in Community Mental Health Practice: Choice or Control (Rachel Perkins & Julie Repper). Book review. Mental Health Practice, 2 (4), 33.

Ashmore, R. (1998). Assessing students’ knowledge of the nurse’s holding power. Mental Health Nursing, 18 (4), 9-12.

Ashmore, R. (1998). The nurse's holding power: patterns of use in mental health. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 7 (21), 1323-1328. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.1998.7.21.5555

Ashmore, R. (1998). Mental health nursing students and their knowledge of the nurses' holding power (Section 5/4). Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 5 (2), 147-148. http://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2850.1998.00116.x

Ashmore, R., & Banks, D. (1997). Student nurses perceptions of their interpersonal skills: A re-examination of Burnard and Morrison's findings. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 34 (5), 335-345. http://doi.org/10.1016/s0020-7489(97)00025-4

Ashmore, R. (1996). Post-traumatic stress disorder: symptoms, treatment, prevention. Mental Health Nursing, 16 (2), 18-21.

Ashmore, R. (1996). Care of a patient with post-traumatic stress disorder. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 5 (20), 1259-1263. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.1996.5.20.1259

Ashmore, R. (1995). Medical response time to patients detained under Section 5(4). Psychiatric Care, 1 (6), 224-228.

Ashmore, R. (1993). Waiting: Psychiatric emergencies are not receiving prompt attention. Open Mind, 63, 7.

Ashmore, R., & Ramsamy, S. (1993). The concept of the 'gaze' in mental health nursing. Senior nurse, 13 (1), 46-49.

Ashmore, R. (1992). Factors influencing psychiatric nurses' use of section 5(4). Nursing times, 88 (35), 44-47.

Ashmore, R. (1992). Qualifying nurses' knowledge of Section 5(4). Nursing times, 88 (7), 46.

Ashmore, R., & Hart, D. (1991). Community link nurses in psychiatric care. Nursing times, 87 (47), 55.

Ashmore, R. (1991). Crisis intervention and psychiatric referral. Nursing times, 87 (34), 50-51.

Ashmore, R. (1991). The use of section 5(4) to detain patients. Nursing times, 87 (4), 58-59.

Ashmore, R. (1990). Nurses' views of the treatment environment. Nursing times, 86 (28), 57.

Book chapters

Carver, N., & Ashmore, R. (2008). Exploring Practitioners' Relationships with the Pharmaceutical Industry. In Teaching Mental Health. (pp. 221-230). http://doi.org/10.1002/9780470713617.ch18

Reports

Turner, J., Painter, J., Ashmore, R., Healey, J., Harrop, D., & Brown, H. (2019). Service Evaluation of End of Life care arrangements of a Hospice to Care Home initiative.

Turner, J., Painter, J., Ashmore, R., Healey, J., Brown, H., & Harrop, D. (2019). An evaluation of a Hospice to Care Home initiative. SHU.

Ashmore, R., MacInnes, D., Banks, D., & Flanagan, T. (2010). An examination of the factors that influence the publication or non-publication of mental health nursing research presented at national or international nursing conferences. https://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/20.500.12289/3576/eResearch%25203576.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Clibbens, N., Carver, N., & Ashmore, R. (2000). Group Clinical Supervision for Student Nurses- a group approach.

Theses / Dissertations

Labinjo, T.O. (2022). Exploring the experiences of mental health among internal migrants in Nigeria. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Ashmore, R., Serrant, L., & Turner, J. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00450

Ashmore, R.J. (2012). The implementation of Section 5(4) of the Mental Health Act 1983. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Ramcharan, P., Grant, G., & Mcclimens, A.

Internet Publications

Ashmore, R., Pryjmachuk, S., Hannigan, B., & Baker, J. (2018). Mental Health Nurse Academics UK’s submission to the independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983. https://mhnauk.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/mhnauk-evidence-for-the-independent-review-into-the-mha-final.pdf

Ashmore, R., & Carver, N. (2002). What does the pharmaceutical industry really give us? http://www.rcn.org.uk/rcn_extranet/mhz/points/pharmac.htm

Presentations

Ashmore, R. (2021). A socio-legal analysis of the impact of the Mental Treatment Act 1930 on voluntary admissions to Wadsley Mental Hospital Sheffield (1931-1948): implications for contemporary mental health legislation. Presented at: 27th International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference, Online conference, 2021

Ashmore, R. (2021). Observation in England and Wales: surveillance and containment or therapeutic engagement? Presented at: Sheffield Health & Social Care Trust 1st Annual Nursing Conference, Online, 2021

Ashmore, R. (2020). The Fall of Icarus: The Trails and Tribulations of the ‘Informal Patients’ in the 21st Century. Presented at: Eileen Skellern Lecture 2020, Online

Ashmore, R. (1997). Overcoming Barriers to Clinical Practice Among Mental Health Lecturers. (Concurrent session). Presented at: ‘Building a Future: Partnerships for Progress’ ENB Annual Mental Health Nursing Conference 16th – 17th June 1997, Leicester University, Leicester

Ashmore, R., & Banks, D. (1996). Student nurses’ perceptions of their interpersonal skills - A re-examination of Burnard & Morrison’s findings. Presented at: ‘Extending the Boundaries’ - Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research, Oxford

Ashmore, R. (1996). The nurse’s holding power (Section 5/4): Research findings and implications for practice. Presented at: ‘Extending the Boundaries’ - Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research, Oxford

Other activities

He is a peer reviewer for a number of national and international journals including: Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Nurse Education Today and Journal of Clinical Nursing. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the British Journal of Nursing and the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

Postgraduate supervision

Evans, L. Practice Recommendations for Occupational Therapy with Frail Older People in an Acute Healthcare Trust. Professional Doctorate Health and Social Care.

Tasosa, W. Epidemiology of alcohol use among Zimbabwean migrants residing in the United Kingdom. Doctor of Philosophy.

Wildgoose, D. (2013) Patients' Experiences of Psychiatric Intensive Care - An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. Professional Doctorate Health and Social Care. Sheffield Hallam University.

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