Dr Ian Beech
College of Human and Health Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 513572
Room: Office - 214
First Floor
Glyndwr Building
Singleton Campus

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.


  • Self Management Programme for Women with Breast Cancer in Saudi Arabia (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fenlon
  • Can an embedded third sector personalized program of support people with breast cancer reduce reliance on NHS services compared with usual care? A mixed-methods, patients preference feasibility study. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fenlon