Rob is a lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences, University of York. He has clinical experience in a variety of clinical settings with people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems, particularly working with people and families who experience psychosis. He trained as a mental health nurse in Newcastle upon Tyne and joined the Department in 2008 as a mental health lecturer.
Rob is interested in alternative approaches to supporting mental health problems. In collaboration with colleagues and people with lived experience, he previously established and co-facilitated a ‘Thinking about Medication’ group to support people wishing to take more control, reduce or stop their prescribed psychiatric medication.
He is currently undertaking a part-time PhD, which will explore coercion in voice hearing.
BSc (Hons) Nursing
Rob's research interests are in the role of mental health nursing, particularly regarding the administration (and prescription) of psychiatric medication; exploring more meaningful and effective ways for mental health nurses to engage with and work alongside people distressed with mental health problems entering services; the power imbalance within mental health services and the impact of this in terms of shared decision making and ‘treatment’.
Currently Rob is undertaking a part-time PhD, which will explore coercion in voice hearing.
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