Ms Lucy Pursehouse

Senior Lecturer

Email address: Phone number: 01902 32 1125 Location: Wolverhampton Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Community and Society Areas of expertise: Mental Health: Inquality and Stigma/Recovery in Mental Health and Service User Involvement


Lucy is an academic within the Institute of Public Health, Social Work and Social Care.  Prior to becoming an educator, I worked for many years as a mental health professional in a variety of areas and roles.  Currently, I am module leader for both undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the subject areas of mental health and communication skills, as well as contributing to other modules within the health studies and public health portfolio. A key responsibility is developing teaching and learning materials, along with ongoing quality monitoring to ensure compliance with QAA benchmarks. I am fully committed to collaborative working, within different contexts and strive to facilitate positive learning experiences

Research interests

  • Stigma in mental health
  • Anti-stigma educational interventions
  • Learning from lived experience

Membership of professional bodies

Registered with NMC


  • University of Manchester, Faculty of Adult and Continuing Education
  • MEd Education for Primary Health Care, The University of Manchester
  • Certificate in Managing Voluntary and Non-profit Enterprises, Open University
  • BA (Hons) Medical Related Studies & Geography - University of London, School of Oriental & African Studies

Previous professional experience

  • Senior Lecturer - 2005 to Current
  • Lecturer Health Studies - 2004-5

Prior to joining the University of Wolverhampton, previous industry roles included:

  • Management Trainer/Facilitator
  • Wellbeing Advisor for a Charitable Organisation
  • Intermediate Care Educator/Researcher