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Martin Neal

PositionLecturer Mental Health
Location2.09
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Feedback HoursMonday to Friday, 8 – 4pm (1 day a week PhD, usually Thursday or Friday)
Telephone01274 236557
Emailm.neal@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

Dementia, Mental Health, Men’s Mental Health and gender, Men and Cancer, Systematic reviewing

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Teaching across the pre and post Registration curriculum – mental health , nursing ,research and systematic reviews.

Administrative Responsibilities

Cohort Lead Pre Registration September 2015.

Study History

Current Studies

PhD -  Health Education England funded National Scholarship Dementia registered in February 2014 anticipated completion 2019 

Previous Study

  • 2011 University of Huddersfield   Post Graduate Diploma in Health Care Education Pass
  • 2005 Post  Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education  Pass
  • 1999 MA Independent Practice (Nursing) Pass with Merit
  • 1994 BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies. 2.1 Leeds Metropolitan University
  • 1993 Post Graduate Diploma In Management Studies. Pass University of Bradford
  • 1990 Diploma in Professional Nursing Studies  Pass.  Leeds Polytechnic.

Professional History

  • December 2014 – Present: Lecturer Mental Health University of Bradford
  • September 2009 – December 2014: Senior Lecturer/ Faculty Lead for Inter professional Learning
  • 2005 – September 2009: Senior Lecturer/ Course Leader – Leeds Metropolitan University
  • 2004 – 2005: Associate Lecture Leeds Metropolitan University seconded
  • 2002 – 2004: Visiting Lecturer University of Leeds
  • 2002 – 2005: Head of research and development  Leeds Mental Health Trust
  • 1997 – 2002: Clinical Nurse Adviser speciality Older People
  • 1985 – 1996: NHS Mental Health Nursing Staff Nurse
  • 1982 – 1985: Student RMN Airedale School of Nursing
  • 1979 – 1982: Private Sector National Autistic Society Residential Care

Professional Activities

Practice as a Registered Mental Health nurse.

Research Areas

  • Dementia
  • Systematic Reviewing - mental health

Current Projects

(2014) Health Education England PhD funded scholarship 

£41,112 over 6 years - Nurses’ use of validation therapy techniques with dementia patients in NHS mental health settings: prevalence, nature, perceived benefits, challenges and facilitators.

Networks/Roles

Cochrane Collaboration.

Publications

  • Lowry  M. Lingard G. and Neal M. Neal M , (2016). De-escalating anger: LOWLINE  A new model for practice. Nursing Times (accepted awaiting publication)
  • Neal M., Briggs M.,  Ashley L., and  Surr  C. (2015). Health care staff and health care students’ use of the validation communication approach with people diagnosed with dementia: a systematic review to identify positive and negative outcomes, barriers and facilitators. PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews, University of York, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination 
  • Robertson, S. White, A. Raine, G. Robinson, M. Neal, M. Wilkins, D. (2014). Movember scoping study report: An overview of the UK mental health landscape with specific emphasis on men’s mental wellbeingCentre for Men’s Health, Leeds Metropolitan University

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