Associate Professor
Nursing
Telephone: (01792) 518561
Room: Office - 206
First Floor
Glyndwr Building
Singleton Campus

Julia is an Associate Professor in the College of Human and Health Sciences. She is the Academic Lead for Public & patient involvement in health programmes in the College.

Her research interests include mental health promotion, mental health care experiences and service improvement and service user/carer involvement initiatives. 

Publications

  1. & Does Education Improve Mental Health Practitioners’ Confidence in Meeting the Physical Health Needs of Mental Health Service Users? A Mixed Methods Pilot Study. Issues in Mental Health Nursing 34(4), 249-255.
  2. & A menu for learning: a World Café approach for user involvement and inter-professional learning on mental health. Social Work Education, 1-22.
  3. Delivering a basic mental health training programme: views and experiences of Mental Health First Aid instructors in Wales. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing 18(8), 677-686.
  4. Experiences of instructors delivering the Mental Health First Aid training programme: a descriptive qualitative study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 17(7), 594–602
  5. Service user involvement in pre-registration mental health nurse education classroom settings: a review of the literature. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

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Teaching

  • ASQ302 Critical Practice in Adult Community Care

    This module considers policies, legislation, services and strategies in Wales that are relevant to the provision of care, safeguarding and support of the range of adults who are in receipt of health and social care services. Particular attention is given to partnership working and the processes of unified assessment, the development and commissioning of innovative service approaches and the opportunities and difficulties that the joint provision of social care, health, and other community services can provide.

  • SHG269 Safeguarding Children and Young People

    This module provides students with theoretical knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and young people, including the development of relevant legal frameworks and guidance and the responsibilities of different professional groups and agencies to work in collaboration.

  • SHG3078 Physical Health Issues in Adult Mental Health Practice

    The aim of the module is to equip health and social care professionals to respond to the physical health needs of adults with mental health problems, as this client group has high levels of morbidity and mortality. The module aims to better equip staff to work between primary and secondary care to ensure that the range of health needs are met. During the module there will be opportunities for staff to develop physical healthcare assessment skills and engage in health promotion strategies. The module may be taken as a stand-alone module or as part of the BSc Mental Disorder pathway.

  • SHGE00 Physical Health Issues in Adult Mental Health Practice

    The aim of the module is to equip health and social care professionals to respond to the physical health needs of adults with mental health problems, as this client group has high levels of morbidity and mortality. The module aims to better equip staff to work between primary and secondary care to ensure that the range of health needs are met. During the module there will be opportunities for staff to develop physical healthcare assessment skills and engage in health promotion strategies.

  • SHGM12 Physical Health Issues in Adult Mental Health Practice

    The aim of the module is to equip health and social care professionals to respond to the physical health needs of adults with mental health problems, as this client group has high levels of morbidity and mortality. The module aims to better equip staff to work between primary and secondary care to ensure that the range of health needs are met. During the module there will be opportunities for staff to develop physical healthcare assessment skills and engage in health promotion strategies.

  • SHHM15 Data Collection Methods

    This module aims to provide students with an overview of the range of data collection methods available to individuals undertaking research and to enable the student to consider the implications, application strengths and weaknesses of the various data collection methods. The module will also provide insight into the ways that such methods may be applied effectively and ethically in social research.

  • SHN3055 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Adult)

    This module aims to give an overview of specialist aspects of nursing practice, especially when care can be considered complex and situations rapidly change. The module also aims to give a greater insight into the application of legal, ethical and professional issues to practice. This module draws on the content of modules within Years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice to consolidate the knowledge, skills and attitude for professional practice in the field of adult nursing.

  • SHN3063 Leadership and Management (Mental Health)

    The aim of this module is to enable the student to participate in the organization, management and delivery of safe care to clients / service users with mental health problems in accordance with recognized legal, ethical and professional frameworks for mental health practice. The module aims to ensure that students develop a critical understanding of the processes of clinical governance and continuous quality improvement through clinical leadership and can apply these principles to the practice setting.

  • SHN3063W Arweinyddiaeth a Rheolaeth (Iechyd Meddwl)

    Nod y modiwl hwn yw galluogi¿r myfyriwr i gymryd rhan yn y broses o drefnu, rheoli a darparu gofal diogel ar gyfer cleientiaid/defnyddwyr gwasanaethau â phroblemau iechyd meddwl, yn unol â fframweithiau cyfreithiol, moesegol a phroffesiynol a gydnabyddir ar gyfer ymarfer iechyd meddwl. Nod y modiwl yw sicrhau bod myfyrwyr yn datblygu dealltwriaeth hanfodol o¿r prosesau llywodraethu clinigol a gwella ansawdd yn barhaus trwy arweiniad clinigol, a¿u bod yn gallu cymhwyso¿r egwyddorion hyn at y lleoliad ymarfer.

  • SW-M08 Critical Practice in Adult Care and Law

    This module provides students with relevant skills, knowledge and critical understanding in the application of the best current evidence to social work practice in adult care. Policies, theoretical perspectives, services and strategies in Wales relevant to the provision of care, safeguarding, well-being and citizen-directed support of particular adult groups are considered. Particular attention is given to partnership and inter-disciplinary working, principles of assessment, positive approaches to risk and outcomes-focused care with a range of service users and carers. The module considers the history and current application of law and policy in adult community care in the Welsh context. The module incorporates practitioner, carer and service-user perspectives.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinator - Service User and Carer Involvement (Health) Group

    2010 - Present

External Responsibilities

  • Secretary, All Wales Senior Nurse Advisory Group – Mental Health

    2013 - 2016

  • NICE Fellow , NICE Fellow

    2015 - Present

  • Trustee, Swansea Mind

    2015 - 2017

  • Professional Advisory Committee, Gellinudd Mental Health Recovery Centre, Hafal

    2015 - Present

  • Chair, Athena Swan Career Progression Working Group

    2015 - 2017

Key Grants and Projects

  • Higher Education Academy – Teaching Development Grant 2012 - 2013

    Inter-professional World Café on mental health – involving service users and carers and students from mental health nursing and social work, £2294

  • Florence Nightingale Travel Scholarship - The pursuit of excellence in user involvement in nurse education 2011 - 2012

    ‘An evaluation of instructors’ experiences of delivering Mental Health First Aid training in Wales’, £1650

  • First into Research (RCBC Wales) 2008 - 2009

    ‘An evaluation of instructors’ experiences of delivering Mental Health First Aid training in Wales’, £9000