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Martin Neal

PositionLecturer Mental Health
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Feedback HoursMonday to Friday, 8 – 4pm (1 day a week PhD, usually Thursday or Friday)
Telephone01274 236557

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.


Cochrane Collaboration.


  • 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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