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Stephen Williams

PositionLecturer - Practitioner in Mental Health Nursing, Field Lead, Programme Lead in Psychological Therapies
Location2.12
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Feedback Hours9:00-17:00, 9:00-12:00 Wednesday
Telephone01274 235798
Emails.williams13@bradford.ac.uk
Twitter@mhnurselecturer
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Research Interests (key words only)

Psychosis, SEMI, Recovery, Critical Mental Health, Narrative Enquiry, Ethnography, Autoethnography, Suicide Survival, Barriers

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Post-Registration: Programme for Psychological Therapies (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Third Wave Cognitive Interventions), Critical Mental Health (Recovery Oriented Practice), Aspects of Mental Health for Health Professionals.
  • Pre-Registration: Field Lead for Mental Health Curriculum Development, Third Year Module Co-Lead for Developing Proficiency in Professional Practice, Teaching Recovery, Critical Mental Health, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Third Wave Interventions, Demedicalisation of Misery and Distress, Developing Narrative Skills.

Biography

Steve Williams is a lecturer-practitioner and field lead for mental health nursing at the University of Bradford. He teaches pre-registration mental health nursing with a focus on critical mental health approaches to recovery-oriented practice and post-registration courses in applying cognitive behavioural therapy into practice.

A registered nurse since 2002 he has worked predominantly in working adult community mental health teams as a community mental health nurse specialist and as a clinical nurse specialist in Autism services. He currently works as a group therapist for his local trust.

His interests are in applying psychological therapies within nursing and working with people with experiences of psychosis and long-term personality difficulties. He is also interested in the value of lived experience, autoethnography and narrative recovery.

Study History

  • BSc(Hons) First Class, Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex (1991)
  • Dip H.E. (Mental Health Nursing), RNMH, University of London Southbank (2002)
  • PGCert HEP with Distinction, University of Bradford (2012)
  • FHEA (Fellow of Higher Education Academy) (2012)
  • Currently developing a doctorate at University of Bradford (2016)

Professional History

  • Previously a nurse-researcher at Kings College London, Institute of Recovery, Section of Recovery
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, Autism Specialist Services
  • Community Mental Health Nurse Specialist, Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, ADUR Community Mental Health Team.
  • Community Mental Health Nurse, Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, ADUR Community Mental Health Team.

Professional Activities

Developing a Recovery College with BDF NHS Trust and multiple stakeholders, Outreach to MIND (Bradford, Keighley).

Current Projects

  • Currently I am part of the International Advisory Group to the Better Health in Residents in Care Homes (BHiRCH) project with the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford
  • I am currently developing some qualitative research with the DHEZ around technology assisted learning and access to support from home for people with mental health difficulties
  • I am the Lead for the University of Bradford Recovery College Summer School Project

Research Collaborations

Currently I am part of the International Advisory Group to the Better Health in Residents in Care Homes (BHiRCH) project with the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford.

I am currently developing some qualitative research with the DHEZ around technology assisted learning and access to support from home for people with mental health difficulties.

Networks/Roles

  • Mental Health Nurse Academics UK.
  • Recovery Research Network.

Publications

See Stephen Williams' publications on Bradford Scholars.

Williams, S. (2016), Recovering from Psychosis: Empirical Evidence and Lived Experience, Routledge.

McClelland, G. T. M, and Williams, S. (2016), Altered Mental States, in Torn, A. and Greasley, P. (2016), Psychology for Nurses, Polity Press.

In the News/Media

Co-signatory to “Nursing bursaries must be protected” letter to the Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/18/nursing-bursaries-must-be-protected

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