Michael Haslam is a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing and Practice within the School of Nursing. He teaches across a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate modules and programmes. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Michael joined UCLan in May 2020. In his current role, he is involved in teaching across a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate modules on pre-registration Nursing Degree programmes. He supervises dissertation students at MSc level and with a special interest in Personality Disorder, he also delivers teaching across the Offender Personality Disorder HE programme and the MSc in Personality Disorder. Michael has experience of publication and of presenting at national conferences such as the BIGSPD and SocMedHE. His publications focus upon the impact of the 4-hour target in Emergency Departments upon the assessments and discharge outcome for people who present to hospital in distress.
Michael qualified as a Mental Health Nurse at UCLan in 2005 and until 2018, worked in a number of clinical roles for the NHS. He started his career in inpatient services, working on both the acute mental health wards and PICU within East Lancashire before moving into the community, working for substance misuse services in Central Lancashire. Michael held senior roles within the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team and the Mental Health Liaison Team, providing assessments and interventions to people experiencing mental health crises. During this time, Michael also completed his mentorship qualification and his Masters degree in Personality Disorder at UCLan. At his previous institution, he was a Senior Lecturer in Nurse Education, leading modules and teaching across different healthcare programmes ranging from levels 3-7. There he gained HEA Fellowship status. He has been an internal reviewer for the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and has experience in organising academic and training events.