Mr David Bell

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518925 Location: Wolverhampton Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Mental Health Nursing Psychological Interventions within MH Nursing, The need for understanding Philosophy within MH Nursing practice.


As a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health for the past 10 years my teaching has been divided between ‘Continued Professional Development’ and ‘Pre-registration’ award structures. The main focus lies with ‘CPD’ and includes: BSc Top Up Award (L6) and possibly (L7). However, pre-registration includes Degree (L6) as well as possible future of Masters of Mental Health (L7). I have consistently provided the Award Leader role (BSc) as well as module leader role to several modules; as well as teaching within other multi-professional modules across the Faculty

Since qualifying as a Solution Focused Brief Therapist and Specialist Practitioner my teaching has specifically focused upon SFBT focussed sessions for mental health and adult nursing students, as well as Health Visitors and School Nurses.

I provide support to clinical practice partners in a local NHS Trust. I continually provide the role of personal teacher, module leader, Award leader, group teacher (when required), support to colleagues, marker, provide support academic boards, liaison between multi-professional working partnerships.

Research interests

  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Psychological Interventions within Mental Health Nursing
  • Understanding Philosophy within Mental Health Nursing

Membership of professional bodies

NMC Registration


  • University of Wolverhampton, Post Graduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 
  • University of Birmingham, Masters in Arts, Solution Focused Brief TherapyUniversity of Birmingham
  • BSc Mental Health.Staffordshire University, BSc Specialist


  • Bell, D. and Sheehan, A. (1995) Dealing With Depression. Practice Nursing, 1995, Vol 6, No 6.
  • A survey of engagement and competence levels in interventions and activities in a community mental health workforce in England (2011). BMC Health Services Research

Conference Presentations

  • Presented at National CPN Conference – Wolverhampton University - 2009

Previous professional experience

  • St Georges Hospital, Stafford Foundation NHS Trust
  • North Birmingham Mental Health Trust
  • Wolverhampton University