Susan Wakefield | Sheffield Hallam University

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Susan Wakefield RMN, MA, PG Dip, PGCert, FHEA

Deputy Head of Department Nursing and Midwifery, Postgraduate, Research and Knowledge Transfer Lead


As Deputy Head of Department I am responsible for working collaboratively to develop and deliver the college vision and strategy in ensuring an excellent student experience. I support the Head of Nursing and Midwifery to ensure our postgraduate provision is of the highest standard.

  • About

    Working closely with commissioners and practice partners ensures we develop and deliver a postgraduate/post-registration and Continuing Professional Development portfolio that meets the needs of patients, service users and service providers. I am also responsible for leading on our research and knowledge transfer agenda including preparing for the Research Excellence Framework (2020); enhancing our research-informed teaching and working with partners to engage in service innovations and scholarly activity. I also lead on developing our growing international and UK business portfolios. I teach to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of mental health nursing including anxiety disorders, depression and early attachment. I also teach research methods and techniques.

  • Teaching

    Mental Health Nursing

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Frazer, S., Hanson, D., & Wakefield, S. (2006). Primary care graduate mental health workers' experience of using an integrated care pathway for the treatment of depression in primary care. Primary Care Mental Health, 4 (4), 255-263.

    Chave, J., Painter, J., Peet, M., & Wakefield, S. (2004). Using an integrated care pathway to deliver a nurse-led clozapine clinic. International Journal of Care Pathways, 8 (3), 114-118.

    Wakefield, S., & Peet, M. (2003). Developing integrated care pathways in mental health: The critical success factors. International Journal of Care Pathways, 7 (1), 47-49.

    Peet, M., & Wakefield, S. (2002). Integrated care pathways in mental health: The need for the ‘human touch’. International Journal of Care Pathways, 6 (3), 108-114.

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