Kevin has over 30 years experience of having started his nursing career in the 1980s at Ashworth High Secure Hospital before transferring to main stream practice working initially as a registered nurse within an acute inpatient unit and eventually becoming a Clinical Specialist in Clinical Risk. He now teaches across undergraduate and post-graduate course with a focus on risk management and adverse incident investigation.
His current focus is across the pre-registration nursing programme focusing on aspects of risk for the mental health field and managing the cross field year 3 module on Leadership & Research for Practice. He is a member of the university's internal University Review Panel for academic validation, an external examiner and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Whilst in clinical practice Kevin participated in various national working groups including the CPA group to developed Still Building Bridges, contributed to the first National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England in 2012 before transferring to Higher Education. He was an academic adviser on suicide prevention to the National Institute for Mental Health Practice. He has taught various research and Evidence Based Practice modules at under-graduate and post-graduate level and managed the pilot Nurse Prescribing for Mental Health Module for the former English National Board for Nursing.
- MA in Professional Practice (Merit) Lancaster University / Edge Hill University, 2010
- BSc (Hons) Mental Health Practice University of Central Lancashire, 2001
- PG Certificate in Practice Development University of Central Lancashire, 1999
- Suicide Prevention
- Clinical Risk
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy