Cliff worked in Cambridgeshire for over 25 years in a variety of clinical, managerial and leadership roles within mental health services. Most recently, he was a nurse consultant in assertive outreach, an associate lecturer in mental health nursing (2000-2012) and held the post of senior lecturer in a higher education institution (2012-2014) on secondment from the NHS. Cliff has taught on both pre registration diploma and degree programmes and on the Thorn programme in psychosocial interventions. He has a particular interest and experience of working with carers and families, work-based training and supervision of family work and has been involved in supporting the development of recovery initiatives including co-production and co-tutoring courses and workshops with Recovery College East.
Cliff is interested in implementation and evaluation of work based innovations in practice including family interventions, the impact of peer worker initiatives and the development of recovery colleges and self management activities.