Adam is a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing Practice and teaches on both pre registration nursing courses. He has gained over 10 years of experience in acute mental health and psychiatric intensive care settings working as a mental health practitioner. He has developed a particular interest in the area of violence reduction in health care and worked as a specialist in this area before joining the team at UCLan in 2019.
Adam teaches on the pre-registration nursing couse
Adam began his healthcare career in 2001 as an apprentice in care. The two year apprenticeship offered him a good insight into a variety of health care settings and solid foundations for his journey ahead. Adam studied at the University of Central Lancashire completing a Diploma in Mental Health Nursing in 2006. On registration, he primarily worked in acute inpatient settings as a Staff Nurse and then team leader working with a variety of service users with complex mental health needs including ABI, substance misuse, learning disability and challenging behaviour. During that time, Adam became gained a Post-Graduate Certificate Teaching Effective Aggression Management at UCLan and became a part time TEAM instructor within his NHS Trust in addition to his nursing duties. In 2013, he became a Nurse Specialist in Violence Reduction and attended the University of Glamorgan to achieve a BSc in Profession Practice: Violence Reduction. This Specialist role included education, leadership, complex case consultancy, policy/service development and serious incident review responsibilities across a range of mental health settings.
- DipHe Nursing (Mental Health), University of Central Lancashire, 2003-2006
- Graduate Certificate (with Merit) Teaching Effective Aggression Management, University of Central Lancashire, 2009-2010
- BSc Professional Practice (Violence Reduction), University of Glamorgan, 2013-2015
- Violence reduction, reducing restrictive practices and trauma-informed care