School of Nursing
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Subject Areas: Mental Health Division
Emma completed her degree in mental health nursing at UCLan and enjoyed it that much she returned as a lecturer after working as a nurse in a medium secure hospital and as a team practitioner in a Forensic Outreach Service in which she continues to have a clinical role. She completed a MSc in personality disorder and PGCert in Education. She is currently studying a Doctorate in health.
Emma is based in the Mental Health Division in the School of Nursing. She course leads programmes exploring the diagnosis of personality disorder. She has involvement in a number of pre-registration nursing modules and module leads both undergraduate and postgraduate modules up to masters level. Prior to her current position she was a Team Practitioner within a Forensic Team in which she continues clinical work. This includes working closely with teams across Lancashire in prison, community, inpatient and secure settings, providing both specialist risk assessment and risk management advice. As part of her clinical role she previously lead work around outcome measures for the team and was also involved in completing a service evaluation of the community personality disorder pathway with local probation services. Emma works alongside probation services in the Community Personality Disorder Service in Lancashire which provides consultations and formulations for Offenders.
Emma has previously worked as a nurse in a secure hospital and throughout this period worked consistently with students as a mentor and sign off mentor. She developed a student information booklet and student group, which she continues to run every month. During this time, she was also a guest lecturer at the University of Cumbria.
Emma completed her degree in mental health nursing at UCLan. She completed her MSc in personality disorder (research) and PGCert in Health and Social Care Education at UCLan. She is currently studying her Professional Doctorate in Health with the title- The lived experience of the time service users and students spend together on personality disorder units: A phenomenological study. She is also involved in a number of other research projects including social media use in undergraduate health care programmes and the impact of a HIV diagnosis on a person’s mental health.
Emma has previously been heavily involved in public engagement activities, including developing leading the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing's input into the Lancashire Science Festival. She was also an organiser of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge with Army medical services. She performed in the final at British Science Week twice with her demo 'become a neurotransmitter or antipsychotic’. Emma was one of the universities Engagement Catalysts and won a bid for money to develop mental health awareness across the university and in the local community. She has organised various events based on this project, including UCLan’s World Mental Health Day programme alongside various external agencies.
Emma developed and led on social media for the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing and is also one third of the twitter community @WeMHNurses.
Emma was secretary of the British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder assisting in the planning and running of their yearly conference and also leading on social media and communications. She continues to be an executive member.
Emma's main areas of interest are; the term and diagnosis of personality disorder, the therapeutic relationship, student nurse development, phenomenology, public engagement and social media. She is highly motivated in exploring ways of making learning fun and interactive!
Professional doctorate in health- The lived experience of the time service users and students spend together on personality disorder units. A phenomenological study.
Using social media platforms to help healthcare students settle into university life: the students’ perspectives.
A systematic mixed methods review of how HIV affects the mental health and wellbeing of men within the first year of diagnosis.
Reviewer of international journals.
Jones, E. (2009). Assertive outreach in the context of the care programme approach. Mental Health Practice, 12(7), 24-29.
Jones, E. S., & Wright, K. M. (2015). "They're Really PD Today": An exploration of mental health nursing students' perceptions of developing a therapeutic relationship with patients with a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder. International Journal Of Offender Therapy And Comparative Criminology. Online.
Jones, E. S., & Meek, J. (2015). Article review: Impact of nursing intervention on improving HIV, hepatitis knowledge and mental health among homeless young adults (Nyamathi et al; 2013). HIV Nursing.
Meek, J., & Jones, E. S. (2015). Book review: Sexual and reproductive health at a glance. HIV Nursing.
Meek, J., Jones, E. S., Kennedy, N., & Jones, M. (2016). An exploration of student mental health nurses' narratives about working with service users living with HIV. HIV Nursing.
Houghton, K., & Jones, E. (2016). To formulate or not to formulate? A case study. British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 5(6), 274-281.
Haslam, MB., & Jones, ES. (2019). The impact of the emergency department target upon the discharge decision for people who self-harm. Journal of Public Mental Health. E-Pub.
Emma developed and led the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing social media group.
She developed and ran the UCLan mental health Twitter page @uclanmh and was a lead academic on the health courses Facebook pages.
Emma is one third of the Twitter community @WeMHNurses #wemhns
Emma coordinated social media for BIGSPD and ran @BIG_SPD while she was secretary