Sarah Redfern
Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Profile

Biography

Since qualifying as a RMN from the Humberside College of Health, Sarah has had a variety of clinical positions within child and adolescent mental healthcare settings; which include working within child and family inpatient units; CAMHS specialist community mental health services; an Under 19’s specialist substance misuse service; and within a National Health and Social Care initiative aimed at developing multi-agency family support services, with investment from partnership agencies (namely health, social care and education).

Sarah joined the Department of Health Sciences Mental Health Teaching team in 2011 and has taught undergraduate, postgraduate and SSPRD courses in a range of subject areas relating to nursing and mental healthcare across the life span.

Whilst Sarah enjoys many aspects of nurse education and practice, her particular interests relate to clinical supervision and supporting effective therapeutic working with children, young people, and their families in order to support them with addressing their emotional and mental health needs.

Throughout her career, Sarah has been regularly involved in mentoring and supporting students from a variety of disciplines in practice, whilst acting as a clinical supervisor for CAMHS and Inter-agency colleagues. Both her clinical and current lecturer role has enabled her to maintain an interest in supporting the mentoring and clinical supervision process in practice.

Qualifications

  • RMN
  • BA (Hons) in Health Studies (Child and Adolescent Mental Health)
  • ENB 998 Teaching, Assessing and Clinical Supervision
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (University of York, 2015)

Departmental roles

  • Member of the Mental Health teaching team
  • Member of the Fitness to Practise Committed (Investigating Officer)
  • Member of Board of Studies

Teaching

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Pre-registration Nursing

Stage 1:

  • Cooperative Learning Group facilitator

Stage 2 Field Specific (Mental Health):

  • Core Values, Knowledge and Skills for Mental Health Nursing module
  • Therapeutic Interventions in Mental Health module
  • Complex Presentations in Mental Healthcare module

Stage 3:

  • Principles of Effective Care Delivery module
  • Service Improvement Project module

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Pathway (BSc, Graduate Diploma, DipHE, Positive Mental Health Pathway) 

  • Professional Development in Child and Adolescent Mental Healthcare 
  • The Family: Theory and Practice module
  • Dysfunction and Therapeutic Interventions in CAMHS module
  • Dissertation module

External activities

Memberships

Invited talks and conferences

  • Poster "A collaborative educative approach to improve transition services: closing the gap between child and adult care delivery" at A New Look at Young People's Health, Manchester, 25 February 2016.

Publications

Selected publications

Poster Presentations

  • Gelder, C., MacArthur, C., Phillips, A., Rudd ,K., Evans, P., Smalley, A., Redfern, S., Morgan, S., Campbell, F. 'A collaborative educative approach to improve transition services: closing the gap between child and adult care delivery'. Poster at RCP Transition: developmentally appropriate care for young people with long term conditions (12/10/2015).
  • Gelder, C., MacArthur, C., Phillips, A., Rudd, K., Evans, P., Smalley, A., Redfern, S., Morgan, S., Campbell, F. (2015) A collaborative educative approach to improve transition services: closing the gap between child and adult care delivery, RCPCH & RCN Conference on Transition Poster Presentation.

Sarah Redfern

Contact details

Sarah Redfern
Lecturer

Tel: 01904 32(1684)