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Gareth Bell

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing & Practice
School of Nursing
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Gareth joined the University full-time as a lecturer in 2014; he has studied at UCLan himself completing his Pre-Registration Nursing diploma in 2003 and his Community Specialist Practitioner degree in 2011. Since joining the Mental Health Nursing Team at UCLan Gareth has completed a formal teaching qualification and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2016. Gareth is currently studying part-time towards an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy alongside his academic duties.

Gareth is a Senior Lecturer based within the Mental Health Team in the School of Nursing. He is involved in teaching on a number of modules on the Pre-Registration Mental Health Nursing degree course as well as offering input into other areas such as Adult Nursing and Paramedic training. Gareth spent a number of years undertaking the role of admission tutor for the course as well as course and module leadership. Gareth is currently the Year 1 lead for the BSc pre-registration mental health nursing course.

Prior to joining the university in January 2014, Gareth had worked as a registered mental health nurse in the NHS for over 10 years. He holds registration as a specialist practitioner in community mental health nursing. He has worked in a variety of clinical areas including acute inpatients, day services but mostly as a community mental health nurse in the East Lancashire area. Gareth has held deputy team manager posts and his most recent clinical work was as a senior nurse practitioner in the A&E departments at Preston and Blackpool hospitals. Gareth has studied here at UCLan on several occasions; he completed his nurse training in 2003 graduating with a diploma. He has completed various CPD modules including mentorship and successfully completed his specialist practice degree award in 2011. Since joining the UCLan workforce Gareth has completed a formal teaching qualification which is registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and has gained Fellowship Status with the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Gareth is currently studying part-time towards an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and will be undertaking clinical placements in the local area as part of this course.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health and Social Care Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2018
  • BSc Hons Community Specialist Practitioner (Community Mental Health), University of Central Lancashire, 2011
  • Dip HE Nursing Studies (Mental Health), University of Central Lancashire, 2003