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Eve Potts

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB333

+44 (0) 1772 89 5134

epotts@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Mental Health, Nursing

Eve teaches across the pre-registration and post-registration nursing courses offered at UCLan. Her specialist areas of interest are the mental health needs of older people and working with people who experience suicidal thoughts. She has a passion for promoting positive care for people with dementia.

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Background

Eve joined the University of Central Lancashire in 2012 after many years of working in older peoples mental health services across the North of Lancashire. Enhancing the care of older people is an area of care that Eve feels strongly about and this passion is reflected in her teaching activities. Eve predominantly teaches on the BSc Pre – Registration Nursing (Mental Health) programme taking module leadership for a number of modules and is the course leader for the Universities post qualifying dementia education programme. In addition Eve also holds a keen interest in teaching suicide awareness to staff to support student wellbeing following her time spent working as a mental health liaison nurse. Since joining the University Eve has taken on a number of additional academic roles including module leadership responsibilities for a number of pre and post registration modules, student retention committee and DBS panel. In addition to academic teaching Eve also maintains her clinical contact working as a Mental Health Act Manager for Mersey Care Foundation trust

Academic Qualifications

2005 - Dip He Nursing Studies (Mental Health), St Martin’s College, Lancaster.
2007 - BSc Mental Health, St Martin’s College, Lancaster.
2012 - PGCE – Advancing Academic Practice, University of Cumbria, Lancaster.
2012 – present – MSc teaching and training in dementia care, University of Bradford (to be completed)

Non Academic qualifications:

STORM trainer
Accredited Hydra facilitator

Previous employment:

2015- present – Senior lecturer in Mental Health, University of Central Lancashire
2012-2015 – Lecturer in Mental Health, University of Central Lancashire
2009 – 2012 - Band 7 Mental Health Liaison Nurse - Older Adult – Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Lancashirecare Foundation Trust

2005 – 2009 - Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse – Older adult – Blackpool Older Peoples Mental Health Team. Lancashirecare Foundation Trust.

2005-2005 - D Grade staff Nurse – Guild Lodge, Preston. Lancashirecare Foundation Trust.

Interesting fact – Eve is a keen geocacher and has set up a geocaching trail around the campus which shows the history and development of the university through various on and off campus locations. Most weekends Eve can be found wandering around the countryside with a GPS in hand looking for hidden objects.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Module leader:

NU2225 (Mental Health Law and Policy),
NU3311 (Enhancing care for People with dementia)
NU4024 (Reflections upon Dementia Care)
NU3349 (Transforming evidence into practice)

Student retention
DBS panel
Hoemgroup leader

External Activities

Mental Health Act Manager, Mersey Care Foundation Trust

Projects

Service evaluation – of the development of a new dementia option module on the pre-registration nursing course