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Emma Jones

Senior Lecturer

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB309

+44 (0) 1772 89 5117

EJones14@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Mental Health Division

Emma completed her degree in mental health nursing at UCLan and enjoyed it that much she returned as a lecturer. Following the completion of her degree she worked in a medium secure hospital before becoming a team practitioner at a Forensic Outreach Service in which she continues to have a clinical role. She completed her MSc in personality disorder in 2013 and PGCert in Education in 2014, both at UCLan. She is currently studying a doctorate in health, also at UCLan.

Full Profile

Emma Jones is a facilitator of learning within the Mental Health Division in the School of Nursing. She has involvement in a number of pre-registration nursing modules and module leads both undergraduate and postgraduate modules up to masters level. Prior to her current position she was a Team Practitioner within a Forensic Team in which she continues clinical work. This includes working closely with teams across Lancashire Care NHS Trust in prison, community, inpatient and secure settings, providing both specialist risk assessment and risk management advice. As part of her clinical role she lead work around outcome measures for the team and is also involved in completing a service evaluation of the community personality disorder pathway with local probation services. Emma works alongside probation services in the Community Personality Disorder Service in Lancashire which provides consultations and formulations for Offenders with personality disorder traits.

Emma has previously worked as a nurse in a secure hospital and throughout this period worked consistently with students as a mentor and sign off mentor. She developed a student information booklet and student group, which she continues to run every month. During this time, she was also a guest lecturer at the University of Cumbria.

Emma completed her degree in mental health nursing at UCLan. She completed her MSc in personality disorder (research) in 2013 and PGCert in Health and Social Care Education in 2014, all at UCLan. She is currently studying her Professional Doctorate in Health, also at UCLan with the title- The felt experience of the therapeutic relationship between service users with antisocial personality disorder and student mental health nurses. She is also involved in a number of other research projects including social media use in undergraduate health care programmes and the impact of a HIV diagnosis on a person’s mental health.

Emma is heavily involved in public engagement activities, including leading the College of Health and Wellbeing's input into the Lancashire Science Festival. She is also an organiser of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge with Army medical services. She performed in the final at British Science Week the past two years with her demo 'become a neurotransmitter or antipsychotic’. Emma is one of the universities Engagement Catalysts and won a bid for money to develop mental health awareness across the university and in the local community. She has organised various events based on this project, including UCLan’s World Mental Health Day programme alongside various external agencies including Lancashire Care and Lancashire Mind.

Emma leads on social media for the College of Health and Wellbeing and is also one third of the twitter community @WeMHNurses.

Emma's main areas of interest are; personality disorders; especially antisocial, the therapeutic relationship, student nurse development, public engagement and social media. She is highly motivated in exploring ways of making learning fun and interactive!

Research Activities

Professional doctorate in health- The felt experience of the therapeutic relationship between service users with antisocial personality disorder and student mental health nurses.

Using social media platforms to help healthcare students settle into university life: the students’ perspectives.

A systematic mixed methods review of how HIV affects the mental health and wellbeing of men within the first year of diagnosis.

Reviewer of international journals.

Jones, E. (2009). Assertive outreach in the context of the care programme approach. Mental Health Practice, 12(7), 24-29.

Jones, E. S., & Wright, K. M. (2015). "They're Really PD Today": An exploration of mental health nursing students' perceptions of developing a therapeutic relationship with patients with a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder. International Journal Of Offender Therapy And Comparative Criminology. Online.

Jones, E. S., & Meek, J. (2015). Article review: Impact of nursing intervention on improving HIV, hepatitis knowledge and mental health among homeless young adults (Nyamathi et al; 2013). HIV Nursing.

Meek, J., & Jones, E. S. (2015). Book review: Sexual and reproductive health at a glance. HIV Nursing.

Meek, J., Jones, E. S., Kennedy, N., & Jones, M. (2016). An exploration of student mental health nurses' narratives about working with service users living with HIV. HIV Nursing.

Exploration of the assessment, formulation and interventions used in a secure service working with service users with a personality disorder: A case study.

Conferences

International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR) Conference 2013

UCLan Undergraduate conference 2013

UCLan Learning and Teaching conference 2014, 2015, 2016

Cheshire and Wirral NHS Trust Personality Disorder conference 2014

Community Women's group 2014

British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder 2015, 2016

UCLan Authenticity to Action 2015

Presenter at British Science Week at UCLan 2015, 2016

Key note presenter at Lancashire Science Festival 2015

Guest on BBC Radio Lancashire 2015

 

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

BSc Pre-registration nursing; first year cross field modules and mental health specific modules

Module leader of undergraduate and post graduate personality disorder modules; level 5 to masters level

Deputy course lead for personality disorder programmes

Link Lecturer

Supervision of masters students

Public engagement

Lead for the Lancashire Science Festival for the College

Yorkshire Three Peaks organiser


 

Social Media

Emma leads the College of Health and Wellbeing social media group.

She developed and runs the UCLan mental health twitter page @uclanmh and is a lead academic on the health courses facebook pages.

Emma is one third of the twitter community @WeMHNurses #wemhns

@jones23emma @UCLanMH @UCLanHealth @WeMHNurses

Emma Jones LinkedIn

UCLan connected alumni

Research Gate

Projects

Service evaluation of the community personality disorder pathway with probation services.

Student support group developer and chair at a secure hospital.

Book chapter looking at the impact of HIV on a persons' mental health.

Social media use in undergraduate health care programmes.

External Affiliations and Roles

Clinical role with the Community Personality Disorder Service, Forensic Outreach Service, Lancashire Care NHS Trust.

Reviewer of http://personalitydisorder.org.uk/

Memberships

NMC Nurse Tutor

British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder member