Ms Janet Bailey

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518846 Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Advanced Nurse Practitioner


Nursing is my passion.  I am an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with qualifications and extensive professional experience across Adult, Learning Disability and Mental Health Nursing.  I am also a qualified teacher with a strong background in teaching, curriculum design, and evaluation. For the seventeen years I have taught in higher education, I have been heavily focused on the excellence of teaching, and of delivering high quality support to students in school and out in practice.

My current role is Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, teaching across a range of modules,  and Practice Lead supporting pre and post registration students within Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT).  My remit is to provide excellent teaching, role modeling and support to students and their mentors fostering a culture of enquiry and practice innovation, where everyone can learn and thrive.

I am completing a Professional Doctorate focusing on Jamaican families living with dementia in Jamaica and across the Diaspora of England, Canada and the US, but I also have research interests in the intersections between physical and mental health particularly the health and experiences Black Caribbean men and women.

I have vast experience in partnership working at clinical, operational and strategic level across health and social care organizations and NGOs, holding current roles as an Associate Hospital Manager at BCPFT and Advisor at Alzheimer’s Jamaica, in Kingston, Jamaica.    

Membership of professional bodies

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council  (PIN No. 81I0121E)
  • Registered Nurse Learning Disability (1987)
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (2005)
  • Royal College of Nursing                                                                                                 
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



  • LLM - Mental Health Law (Policy and Practice) - 2007
  • PGCE - Teaching in Higher Education - 2002
  • MSc - Advanced Nursing Practice - 1998
  • BSc - Community Health Nursing (Specialist Practitioner) - 1996
  • DPS:N - Nursing - 1994
  • ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice - 1992


Currently Undertaking

  • DProf - Professional Doctorate 



Bailey J and Jackson V (2003)  Mental Health in Learning Disabilities IN Jukes and Bollard (2003) Contemporary Learning Disability Practice.  Quay Books.  Salisbury.


Conference Presentations

Bailey J (2013)  Jamaican families living with Dementia. Poster presentation. Carers conference Birmingham June 2013.

Bailey, J (2013)   Jamaican families living with Dementia.  Concurrent conference presentation at Blackness in Britain Conference, Birmingham, September 2013

Bailey, J (2013)   The experiences of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.  Oral presentation at  All Parliamentary Group on Dementia.  Alzheimer’s Society. London. November 2013

Bailey J (2013)  Dementia in the Jamaican Community.  Oral Presentation at Dementia in Black and minority ethnic communities, Race Equality Foundation and Age UK event. Birmingham, November 2013  

Previous professional experience


  • 2007 -2010 - Senior Lecturer LD - University of Wolverhampton
  • 1999 -2007 - Lecturer/Practitioner - University of Worcester
  • 2005- 2006 - Senior Lecturer - University of Coventry (Seconded)
  • 1998 -2000 - Practice Development Lead - Sandwell Mental Health Trust
  • 1995 -1998 - Community Sister - Sandwell Mental Health Trust   


Further information

Staff Development and Skills


  • ILS - 2007
  • Safer People Handling - 2007
  • First Aid at Work - 2009


External Examiner

  • Liverpool John Moores University - Specialist Practice - 2004 – 2008 


Professional & Voluntary Activities

  • Advisor : Alzheimer’s Jamaica - 2015 –
  • Member: RCN Older Person Forum - 2011 - 
  • MHA Associate Hospital Manager:  BCPFT - 2007 –
  • Faculty First Aider - 2009 -  
  • External First Aid Assessor: West Midlands Police Force - 2008 - 2012
  • MHA Associate Hospital Manager: St Andrews Hospital - 2008 - 2011
  • Chair: Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK) - 2008 – 2010
  • First Aider: British Red Cross - 1984 -  2010