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Valentina Short
Visiting Senior Research Fellow



Valentina is a Nurse Consultant (research). Her PhD, completed at Durham University (Psychology Department), examined team formulation used by mental health and learning disability teams. She is now employed by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust as a senior research leader. Her post is funded by a fellowship award granted by the National Institute for Health Research 70@70 Nurse & Midwife Research Leader Programme


  • 2013-2019       PhD Durham University (Psychology Dept)
  • 2012-2013       Health Research Methods P.G.Cert Durham University
  • 2012-2012       P.G.Cert CBT Clinical supervision
  • 2011-2012       Professional Practice in Law Newcastle University
  • 2006-2007       P.G.Dip CBT Durham University/NCBTC
  • 2005-2006       Non-Medical Prescribing Northumbria University
  • 2004-2005       P.G.Cert PSI Sunderland University
  • 1997-1999       MSc Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Newcastle University
  • 1992-1994       B.A Nursing and Health Studies Durham University
  • 1982-1985       Registered Mental Nurse East Cumbria Sch. Of Nursing



Valentina’s interests include supporting nurses to engage in research activity and team formulation

Peer reviewer for:

  • Mental Health Review Journal
  • Journal of Mental Health
  • Psychology and Psychotherapy Theory, Research and Practice
  • Research and Theory for Nursing Practice.



  • NIHR 70@70 mental health nurses examining the experiences of lockdown for service users and qualified nurses in relation to helpful care received and given. This is with Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS FT. The research is in collaboration with Liz Newbronner from University of York

Research group(s)


  • Awarded PhD funding from 2013 to 2019 by employer via Research and Development Clinical Director (Professor Joe Reilly) amounting to £15,000
  • NIHR - North East and Cumbria Clinical Research Network: Greenshoots award - Principal Investigator training with funding for 0.5 session of clinical backfill amounting to £2.5K. 2019
  • NIHR 70@70 Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leader Programme three year funded national award. Amounts to approximately £60K. 2019-2022


Full publications list

  • Short, V., Covey, J. A., Webster, L. A. D., Wadman, R., Reilly, J., Hay-Gibson, N., & Stain, H. (2019). Considering the team in team formulation: a systematic review. Mental Health Review Journal, 24(1), 11-29. doi:
  • Short, V. (2019). Putting the team into team formulation in adult mental health and learning disability services: Conceptual foundations Durham University]. Durham University. 
  • Short, V., Stain, H., Mawn, L., & Reilly, J. (2014, July). Team Formulation: A scoping review exploring practice and evidence Poster session presented at the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies annual conference, Birmingham.



  • Nursing students from Sunderland University, Teesside University


  • Multi-disciplinary clinical staff in psychological formulation
  • Qualified nurses research methods

External activities


  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • National Institute for Health Research

Invited talks and conferences

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

  • Working with resilience and personal strengths/workshop lead. Psychology conference. 2015
  • Best practice in nursing national conference 2004 CBT for psychosis 2018
  • TEWV Nursing Conference 2019 . Main stage speaker on research in nursing, and workshop lead for same conference.

Durham University

  • Presentation and workshop lead – resilience 2013
  • Inaugural research conference poster 2014
  • PGR conference poster presentation 2016
  • Hearing voices 2017
  • Persecutory delusions 2017
  • Team formulation scoping review 2013

European Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

  • Team formulation scoping review 2013

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

  • Poster presentation – team formulation 2014

North East and Cumbria NIHR Clinical Research Network

  • NMAHP research conference oral presentation 2017

Royal College of Nursing International Mental Health Research Conference. London

  • Symposium presentation on PhD.2019

Media coverage

  • Contact details

    Dr Valentina Short
    Visiting Senior Research Fellow
    Mental Health and Addiction Research Group

    Tel: 07944692584

    Valentina Short