Alison Elliott

Alison Elliott

Senior Lecturer

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB333

+44 (0) 1772 89 5133

Subject Areas: Mental Health

Alison Elliott, Senior Lecturer (Mental Health), Qualified as an RMN in 1986, spent the majority of career working in secure mental health and learning disability settings, but has also worked in community and adult and older adult  in-patient settings.  Course leader for the BSc Psychosocial Interventions course.  Areas of professional interest include psychosocial approaches, personality disorder, self injury and service user involvement.

Full Profile

Academic Qualifications:

2001: Dip HE Health Studies; Manchester Metropolitan University 
2003: Bsc (Hons) (First Class) Mental Health Nursing; University of Central Lancashire 
2009: MSc (Merit) Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health – Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis; University of Manchester
2015; PG Cert (Merit) Investigating Serious Incidents; University of Central Lancashire

Professional Qualifications:

1986 Registered Mental Nurse  

Previous appointments:

2011-2012 Integrated Team Manager, Forensic Community Mental Health Team, Lancashire Care Foundation NHS Trust (LCFT)
2009-2011 Specialist Practitioner / Manager, Forensic Personality Disorder Assessment Team, LCFT
2007-2009 Integrated Team Manager, Preston Assertive Outreach Team, LCFT
2004-2007 Modern Matron, Secure Mental Health Services, LCFT
2000-2004 Forensic CPN / Ward Manager, Secure Mental Health Services, LCFT
1997 – 2000 Ward Manager, Calderstones (Medium Secure Learning Disability service)


Co-author of Guild Lodge Self Injury Knowledge File, upon which the Department of Health publication (May 2012) ‘Safe and Secure’ was based

Teaching Activity

Course Leader Bsc Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health.

Alison also teaches pre-registration students with regard to mental health / interventions, and on the Msc Personality Disorder course.



Alison is involved in a research project at Ashworth Hospital regarding Service User involvement in high secure settings.


External Roles

Honorary contract with Lancashire Care Foundation NHS Trust – provide input into Guild Lodge MSU as a Psychological Therapist one afternoon per week; 
Journal reviewer for the Journal of Forensic Practice
External Examiner - Birmingham City University