Tiffany Sinclair

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB334

Tiffany is a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing and teaches on both pre and post registration nursing courses. She has gained over 10 years of experiences in acute mental health settings working as a mental health practitioner, student mentor and a nurse educator. She has developed a particular interest in the area of violence reduction in health care and worked as a specialist in this area before joining the team at UCLan in 2015.

Full Profile

After spending a number of years working in healthcare as a support worker in elderly, neurological disorder and acquired brain injury settings, Tiffany attended the University of Central Lancashire to complete a Diploma in Mental Health Nursing. On registration, she primarily worked in acute inpatient settings as a nurse and then team leader working with a variety of service users with complex mental health needs including ABI, substance misuse, learning disability and challenging behaviour.

During that time, Tiffany became a student nurse mentor and gained a Post-Graduate Certificate Teaching Effective Aggression Management at UCLan and became a part time TEAM instructor within her NHS Trust in addition to her nursing duties. In 2010, she became a Nurse Specialist in Violence Reduction and attended the University of Glamorgan to achieve a BSc in Profession Practice: Violence Reduction. This Specialist role included education, leadership, complex case consultancy, policy/service development and serious incident review responsibilities across a range of mental health settings.

Tiffany has developed a particular interest in violence reduction, reducing restrictive practices and personality disorder and as such she is currently completing an MSc in Personality Disorder with a focus on effects of trauma on individuals. This is due to be completed in 2018.


DipHe Nursing (Mental Health), University of Central Lancashire, 2004
Certificate in Preparation of Mentors (with Merit), University of Central Lancashire, 2007
Graduate Certificate (with Merit) Teaching Effective Aggression Management, University of Central Lancashire, 2008
B.Sc Professional Practice (Violence Reduction), University of Glamorgan, 2013
M.Sc Personality Disorder, University of Central Lancashire 2013 – current (to be completed)





Nursing and Midwifery Council

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

A range of pre and post registration nursing modules
Co-ordination of Mental Health Prep for Placement