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Jeanette Hewitt is an Associate Professor at Swansea University and is currently lecturing to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Jeanette is a registered Mental Health Nurse, General Nurse and is also a Registered Nurse Tutor.

Following on from Jeanette’s graduation with a BSc (Hons) in Nursing, she has been awarded her Doctorate in Nursing Science, a Diploma in Critical Care and also a PG Certificate in Counselling. Jeanette also completed a Postgraduate certificate in Education (PGCE).

Dr Hewitt’s research interests are Suicide, Serious mental illness and Medical ethics. Jeanette has been the Chair for CHHS and CoM Research Ethics Committee since 2011 and a Board Member of the European Association of Centres of Clinical Ethics since 2011.

Jeanette is very active in terms of research, having released a variety of publications. All listed below.


  1. Hewitt, J. Mental Capacity of Adult Patients in Health Care (Ed.), Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine 1 21 Netherlands Springer
  2. Weaver, N., Coffey, M., Hewitt, J., Coffey, M., Hewitt, J. Concepts, models and measurement of continuity of care in mental health services: A systematic appraisal of the literature Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 24 6 431 450
  3. Hewitt, J. Why are people with mental illness excluded from the rational suicide debate? International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
  4. Edwards, S., Hewitt, J., Edwards, S., Hewitt, J. Can supervising self-harm be part of ethical nursing practice? Nursing Ethics 18 1 79 87
  5. Hewitt, J. Schizophrenia, mental capacity, and rational suicide Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 31 1 63 77

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  • What is the impact of triaging for memory problems in Primary Care for service users and professionals? (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Nicholas Rich
    Other supervisor: Prof Andrea Tales
  • Exploring participants' talk about mental health nursing tin the context of service user involvement. (awarded 2018)

    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Coffey

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    Established in 2006, the Mental Health Research Network Cymru (MHRN-C) is an all Wales network funded by the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research. Please click the link for more information.