Ms Rachel Clarke

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Email address: R.Clarke2@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 518664 Location: Wolverhampton Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Mental Health Nursing

About

1982 -1991 Completed student nurse (RMN) training and worked as a staff nurse in a range of settings in North Birmingham and West Yorkshire. (Also completed Foundation course and Degree in Art & Design).

1991-1997 Arts Project Co-ordinator for Art Link, regional arts organisation, involved in a wide range of community arts based projects, with a particular interest in arts and mental health initiatives.

1997-2005 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Subject Leader Fine Art as Social Practice, School of Art & Design University of Wolverhampton.

2006-2009  Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, worked as Nurse Therapist in Personality Disorder Service (Therapeutic Community) and in Clinical Research in Mental Health Research Network on a range of research studies.

October 2009 – present: Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing; teaching across the programme with special interests in experiential group work with student nurses, critical perspectives in mental health, clinical supervision and therapeutic use of self.

Qualifications

BA Hons Art & Design - Bradford School of Art, 1990

Masters in Social Science – Cultural Studies University of Birmingham, 1997.

Post Graduate Award Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health – University of Warwick, 2003.

Post graduate certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education – University of Wolverhampton, 2011.

Foundation Course Institute of Group Analysis (Turvey) and Post Graduate Certificate in Group Analytic Studies – Birkbeck – University of London and Institute of Group Analysis, 2013 and 2014.

Previous professional experience

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing; teaching across the programme with special interests in experiential group work with student nurses, critical perspectives in mental health, clinical supervision and therapeutic use of self - October 2009 to present.

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, worked as Nurse Therapist in Personality Disorder Service (Therapeutic Community) and in Clinical Research in Mental Health Research Network on a range of research studies - 2006 to 2009.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Subject Leader Fine Art as Social Practice, School of Art & Design University of Wolverhampton - 1997 to 2005.

Arts Project Co-ordinator for Art Link, regional arts organisation, involved in a wide range of community arts based projects, with a particular interest in arts and mental health initiatives - 1991 to 1997.

Completed student nurse (RMN) training and worked as a staff nurse in a range of settings in North Birmingham and West Yorkshire. (Also completed Foundation course and Degree in Art & Design) - 1982 to 1991.