Simon is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health and Practice within the School of Nursing. He teaches across pre-registration BSc and MSc nursing programmes and post graduate MSc Personality Disorder and MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health courses. Simon is registered on the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Mental Health Nurse and Teacher. He is a Fellow of the Higher education Academy.
As a senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing Simon is currently the year 2 lead for BSc Mental Health Nursing. He is the module leader for the BSc and MSc Essential Mental Health 1 Modules and continues to work within many other module teams within the school of nursing. Simon is a peer reviewer for the journal Mental Health Practice.
Simon Joined the University in 2016 as a Lecturer in Mental Health and Practice. Prior to his appointment at the University Simon worked in Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in several professional roles. He has previously worked within acute mental health inpatient services within Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT). Simon worked as a Violence Reduction Instructor for LCFT, teaching both the physical and theoretical aspects of violence reduction, conflict resolution and continues to teach breakaway courses.
- PG Dip. Teaching Mindfulness Based Courses, Bangor University – 2019
- PG Cert. Health and Social Care Education, UCLan – 2019
- M.Sc. Personality Disorder (research), UCLan - 2014
- Grad Cert. Teaching Effective Aggression Management, UCLan - 2010
- B.Sc. (Hons.) Professional Practice, UCLan - 2010
- Dip HE. Nursing Mental Health, UCLan – 2007
- BTEC Higher National Diploma. Public Services, UCLan - 2002
- Simon's areas of interest are Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Personality Disorder[s]
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)
- Meditation/Mindfulness-Based Interventions
- The impact lifestyle has on well-being
- Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
- Nursing and Midwifery Council – Registered Mental Health Nurses and Teacher