Academic success for Swansea University Mental Health Nursing Lecturer

A senior nurse lecturer from Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences has achieved academic success, becoming one of only ten NICE Fellows to be recruited this year.

Julia Terry, who is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, was awarded with a NICE Fellowship after submitting her application and being successfully interviewed in January 2015.

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) Fellows are senior health and social care leaders who act as ambassadors at a regional and national level and among their professional groups and peers. NICE Fellows build networks of influential professionals who support NICE in the implementation of its guidance.

Julia said: “I will be in this role one day per month, engaging with senior staff at NICE and in the health and social care sector.

“I plan to drive health improvement by developing the NICE student champion role in the College, exploring current teaching and learning material on mental health conditions, discussing best practice with stakeholders and finally promoting and further developing patient and public involvement with NICE.”

Julia concluded: “I will have a lot to learn at the beginning, but there are a lot of opportunities here for students, colleagues and our health board partners.”