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Anita Savage Grainge
Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing



Anita is interested and active in the delivery of pre-registration nurse education and continuing professional development of mental healthcare practitioners. Through her previous experience as chair of undergraduate board of examiners, she has an active interest in developing guidelines and protocols around fair and consistent assessment and feedback of student work. Anita also has extensive experience in providing group supervision in a range of practice settings and of working as a community mental health nurse in South London, Stockton and Northallerton.


  • Registered Adult Nurse
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Registered NMC Teacher

Departmental roles

  • Member of the Recognition of Prior Credited Learning (RPCL) group
  • Curriculum Development Group


University roles

  • Member of Standing Committee for Assessment
  • York Professional Academic Development Supervisor

External activities


  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Mental Health Nurse Academics UK
  • Convener of Best Practice in Mental Health group
  • External examiner at University of West London for the postgraduate diploma programme
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Individual partner with the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care, St Catherine's College, Oxford
  • External examiner at Greenwich University for Pre reg nursing.



  • Stage 1 Lead
  • Involved in psychosocial and professional development modules across all stages


Selected publications

  • 2018 Brown D, Hewitt T, Nannen D, Powell J, Savage Grainge A The Best Available Evidence: Assessing the Quality of Nurisng Students' Bibliographies. Journal of Academic Writing Vol 8, No 1 (2018)
  • 2015 Hamilton, I. Lloyd, C. Bland, J.M. Savage Grainge, A. (2015) The impact of assertive outreach teams on hospital admissions for psychosis: a time series analysis. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jpm.12239
  • 2014 Flemming M, Savage Grainge A, Allison R, Martin C, 2014, Practitioners undertaking modular family intervention training: measuring competence, British Journal of Mental Health Nursing 3(1): 12-17 (Jan 2014)
  • 2013  Savage Grainge A, Bulmer C, Fleming M, Allan R, 2103, An innovative model of delivering family intervention training. Journal of Mental Health Practice. Vol 16, pages 12-18.
  • 2012  West B, Savage Grainge A, 2012, A team Approach to promoting recovery in assertive outreach. Journal of Mental Health Practice. Vol 15, pages 20-24
  • 2008  Fleming M, Savage Grainge A, Martin C, Hill C, Brown S, Buckle J, Miles J, 2008, The role of intrinsic factors in the implementation of psychosocial interventions into routine clinical practice. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. Volume 3, pages 32-41.

Anita Savage Grainge

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Anita Savage Grainge
Senior Mental Health Lecturer

Tel: 01904 32(1669)