Dr Julia Terry

Dr Julia Terry

Associate Professor, Nursing

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 518561

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Office - 206
First Floor
Glyndwr Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Julia is an Associate Professor at Swansea University. Her specialist area is mental health, particularly mental health promotion and early intervention. She works closely with Deaf communities to improve Deaf people’s mental health, and to increase understanding about Deaf awareness.

She is currently an RCBC Wales Postdoctoral Fellow working on a project called SUPERSTAR, about systems that support hearing families with deaf children. Julia develops and promotes networks to obtain funding and expertise to research and improve practice, policy and education with Deaf people to improve overall health.

Julia developed and led the public and patient involvement activities in the College from 2010 to 2020, and she views involvement and engagement with stakeholders as central to her work. Julia has 30 years’ experience in mental health, which includes 8 years in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). She was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and was a Fellow with NICE from 2015 to 2018. The focus of her PhD explored professional mental health nursing identities and service user involvement in nursing processes. Julia has held leadership roles in the NHS and in Higher Education involving liaison with internal and external bodies, relating to service provision, organisation and quality assurance.



Areas Of Expertise

  • Mental health
  • Qualitative research
  • Children and young people
  • Deaf awareness

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Mental health

Qualitative research

Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Public and patient involvement

Deaf awareness



Julia links with stakeholders to improve people's mental health. She works particularly with people in health services, third sector organisations and people who use mental health services.

Available as a PhD examiner.

Award Highlights

Member of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK 2009- present

National Institute of Health & Care Excellence (NICE) Fellow 2015-2018

Senior Fellowship of Higher Education Academy 2015

Florence Nightingale Scholar 2011

RCBC Wales First into Research Fellow 2008-2009

RCBC Wales Postdoctoral Fellow - 2021-2023


Collaborative work through editorial and evaluative citizenship roles

Secretary to All Wales Senior Nurse Advisory Group (Mental Health) – 2013-2016

Trustee for Swansea Mind – 2015-2017

Chair of Professional Advisory Group at Hafal’s Gellinudd Recovery Centre - 2016 – 2019

Reviewer for Advance HE National Teaching Fellowship Scheme - 2017

Member of Professional mental health nursing forums for Hywel Dda and Swansea Bay University Health Boards.

Facilitator of the South Wales Mental Health Nursing journal club, which is open to all mental health nurses across South Wales as a form of participatory learning 2015 – present

Member of International Scientific Review Panel for RCN International Nursing Research conference 2011- 2018

Editorial Board Member – Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing 2018- present, Journal of Mental Health Training, Education & Practice 2013 - 2019

Regular peer reviewer for Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, and Mental Health Practice

Joint academic lead for Patient Experience & Evaluation in Research (PEER) group 2015 – 2020

NIHR Expert Reviewer 2021