I have worked in mental health for the majority of my career starting in 1982. My interest has always been in the area of promoting meaningful recovery in mental health.

My research interest is in the history of mental health services and my PhD thesis examined the social and cultural history of Cardiff City Mental Hospital.

Areas of Expertise

  • History of Mental Health Care
  • Recovery in mental health
  • Philosophy and ethics
  • Descriptive phenomenology


  1. The Person Who Experiences Depression. In Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring. (pp. 225-234). Abingdon: Taylor and Francis / Routledge.


  • Obstacles and challenges affecting the move towards universal healthcare coverage in Nigeria (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof David Hughes
  • Self Management Programme for Women with Breast Cancer in Saudi Arabia (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fenlon