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Gareth Bell

Gareth Bell

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB309

+44 (0) 1772 89 5149

GBell@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Mental Health Nursing, Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Gareth joined the University full-time as a lecturer in 2014; he has studied at UCLan himself completing his Pre-Registration Nursing diploma in 2003 and his Community Specialist Practitioner degree in 2011. Since joining the Mental Health Nursing Team at UCLan Gareth has completed a formal teaching qualification and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2016. Gareth is currently studying part-time towards an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy alongside his academic duties.

 

Full Profile

Gareth is a Senior Lecturer based within the Mental Health Team in the School of Nursing. He is involved in teaching on a number of modules on the Pre-Registration Mental Health Nursing degree course as well as offering input into other areas such as Adult Nursing and Paramedic training. Gareth spent a number of years undertaking the role of admission tutor for the course as well as course and module leadership.

Prior to joining the university in January 2014, Gareth had worked as a registered mental health nurse in the NHS for over 10 years. He also holds registration as a specialist practitioner in community mental health nursing. He has worked in a variety of clinical areas including acute inpatients, day services but mostly as a community mental health nurse in the East Lancashire area. Gareth has held deputy team manager posts and his most recent clinical work was as a senior nurse practitioner in the A&E departments at Preston and Blackpool hospitals.

Gareth has studied here at UCLan on several occasions; he completed his nurse training in 2003 graduating with a diploma. He has completed various CPD modules including mentorship and successfully completed his specialist practice degree award in 2011. Since joining the UCLan workforce Gareth has completed a formal teaching qualification which is registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and has gained Fellowship Status with the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Gareth is currently studying part-time towards an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and will be undertaking clinical placements in the local area as part of this course.

Qualifications:

  • PG Cert Health and Social Care Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2018
  • BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practitioner (Community Mental Health), University of Central Lancashire, 2011
  • Dip HE Nursing Studies (Mental Health), University of Central Lancashire, 2003

Research Activities

Gareth teaches across a number of modules and courses within the School of Nursing:

  • Course Leader – Graduate Certificate Teaching Effective Aggression Management
  • Module Leader – NU1104 Ethics Law & Professionalism (BSc Pre-Registration Nursing)
  • Module Leader – NU2223 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing (BSc Pre-Registration Nursing)

Memberships:

  • Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy