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. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Mental health
  • Public and patient involvement

Publications

  1. Terry, J. Meaningful service user involvement (Ed.), Essentials of Mental Health Nursing 53 79 Sage
  2. Terry, J., Davies, A. Children and Young People’s Nursing (Ed.), Chapter 10 Children and young people’s mental health 199 220
  3. Davies, A., Terry, J. Children and Young People’s Nursing (Ed.), Chapter 11 Caring for children and young people with complex mental health problems 221 246
  4. Terry, J. Service user involvement in pre-registration mental health nurse education classroom settings: a review of the literature Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  5. Terry, J. 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

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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.

  • PPS205 Safeguarding in Health and Social Care

    This module provides students with theoretical knowledge and understanding of safeguarding within health and social care. This is a broad introduction to safeguarding and will include the development of relevant legal frameworks and guidance and the responsibilities of different professional groups and agencies to work together to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SHN131 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Mental Health)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.

  • SHN271 Health Promotion and Public Health (Adult)

    Health promotion and public health are essential components of the nurse‿s role. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of public health development, the nurse‿s role and priorities for action such as inequalities, advocacy and partnership working. Key principles of health promotion and its role within public health will also be explored. The module will also provide students with knowledge of how to promote health within practice across the lifespan in a variety of settings.

  • 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.

  • SHN3059 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Mental Health)

    This module aims to give an overview of specialist aspects of mental health 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 mental health nursing.

  • SHN3060 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Child)

    This module aims to provide an overview of holistic nursing practice in areas where the care needs of children and young people are complex and rapidly changing. Whilst the focus is on nursing care of children and young people. This module draws on the content of the programme from years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice.

  • 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.

  • SHNM00 Introduction to Nursing (Adult)

    This module will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and professional values that underpin safe, effective, evidence-based practice. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop fundamental nursing skills including, bio science, infection prevention and control, moving and handling; vital signs; recognition and response to abnormal parameters; nursing documentation; therapeutic management of aggression and de-escalation; fundamental care delivery; basic life support; and introduction to medicines management. Students will learn about historical and contemporary nursing practices and explore how nursing will develop in the future.

  • 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.

Supervision

  • Understanding mothers’ coping mechanisms in the face «br /» of mental illness: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Dr Julia Terry
    Other supervisor: Prof Amy Brown

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 - 2018

  • Trustee, Swansea Mind

    2015 - 2017

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

    2015 - 2018

  • 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

  • CHERISH-DE - Collaborative Incentive Fund 2019

    , £2000

  • DrEAMS - Deaf people's Access to Mental Health Services 2019