As a registered adult and mental health nurse Jerome worked in number of hospital and community health care settings in UK, including as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, where he established a pioneering liaison mental health nursing service for people affected by HIV/AIDS.
At York, Jerome lectures across undergraduate and post-graduate nursing and public health courses in a range of subject areas relating to mental health care and comorbidities.
As a member of the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group, Jerome’s research focuses upon people’s meanings and experiences of psychological distress with a particular interest in cross–cultural expressions and help-seeking. He has led a number of research and community health development projects in Malawi, including winning Oxfam’s Susie Smith Memorial Prize in 2008 for work with young people with HIV/AIDS, and the Mental Health in Zomba Project – a mental health task-shifting initiative with village-based health workers from 2012-2015.
Jerome continues to collaborate with a number of international NGOs on HIV/AIDS and mental health initiatives in Africa and is an investigator on NIHR IMPACT South Asia Research Programme working with partners in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan at integrating mental health care into non-communicable disease programmes.
- Lead for Mental Health Nursing Field of Practice
- Member of Mental Health and Addictions Research Group
- Member of Board of Studies
- Member of Board of Examiners
MSc/BSc (Hons) Nursing
- Individual and Public Health module
- Core Values, Knowledge and Skills of Mental Health Nursing
- Principles of Effective Care Delivery
- Service Improvement Project/Dissertation
- Health Behaviours and Approaches to Health Promotion
- Health Beliefs
BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care Practice
MSc in Advanced Practice
- Mental Health Assessment and Care
- Skills of Consultation
Masters in Public Health
Zomba Mental Health Link (UK Registered Charity No.1119153) - a mental health project in Southern Malawi, supported by the Tropical Health & Education Trust, providing in-country training and practice development for staff at the state psychiatric hospital and surrounding clinics at Zomba in Malawi, Africa.
Invited talks and conferences
- World Suicide Day Prevention Symposium, Rawalpindi Medical University, Pakistan, 11th September 2018, “Integrating mental health into the work of non-specialist health workers: the Case for Common Mental Disorders & Suicide Prevention” – J Wright
- 6th Malawian Mental Health Research and Practice Development Conference, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi, 14-16 March 2016 Key note address -‘Strengthening community mental health promotion and care’ - Wright J
- Promoting Global Awareness: International Health Links in NHS Conference 11th March 2005, Leeds UK, ‘How to sustain a Link’- Wright J
- Malawian National AIDS Commission Conference Lilongwe 2007, ‘HIV/AIDS and the Mental Health of Young Malawians: Integrating Mental Health into HIV Interventions: a pilot study’ – Mkandawire MB, Wright J & Lubben F.
- International Conference of African Association of Psychiatrists and Allied Professionals, Accra, Ghana, June 26-28 2008 ‘Community-centred approaches to Mental Health Care for People Affected by HIV/AIDS’ – Wright J
- World Mental Health Day, Mzuzu, Malawi October 2008, Poster presentation ‘HIV, Mental health & Young Malawians’ - Wright J, Lubben F & Mkandawire MB.
- 2nd Malawian Mental Health Research and Practice Development Conference, Blantyre, Malawi, 19-20 March 2012 'Increasing the Capacity of Health Surveillance Assistants in Community Mental Health Care in Zomba District: findings of an educational intervention' - Wright J
World Suicide Day Prevention Symposium, Rawalpindi Medical University, Pakistan, 11th September 2018, “Integrating mental health into the work of non-specialist health workers: the Case for Common Mental Disorders & Suicide Prevention” – J Wright