Lecturer , School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University
Beltane fellow: 21 Sept 2009-21 March 2010
Anne is a lecturer in mental health care with a focus on children and young people. She combined research and teaching in the following topics:
- Specific mental health problems (autistic spectrum disorders, psychosis, eating disorders)
- Service delivery (particularly intensive or ‘tier 4’ services)
- Links between mental health and spirituality
- Public health (sexual health interventions)
Anne’s team teaches nurses and other health and social care staff at undergraduate and post graduate levels and worked closely with the NHS and voluntary organisations. Edinburgh Napier University has a contract with the Scottish government to deliver initial education for adult health, child health, mental health and learning disability nursing.
The main aim of Anne’s Public Engagement Fellowship was to organise, market, and develop a series of public seminars on contemporary health challenges, ‘The Health Challenge Series’, organised by a group of senior colleagues from Edinburgh Napier University (coordinated by Professor Lawrie Elliott), the University of Edinburgh (Professor Steve Platt) , Queen Margaret University (Professor James Law and Professor Susan Deacon), Lothian Health Board (Dr Charles Swainson Medical Director), The City of Edinburgh Council (Jim Inch Director of Corporate Services) and Voluntary Health Scotland (Helen Tyrrell Director).