Mr Robert Preece

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518667 Location: MC Building MC233 Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Mental Health Nursing


I have worked in the field of mental health nursing since 1987. I have worked in acute psychiatry, addiction services, prisons and community settings. The focus of my work in the community was supporting service users and their families who experienced enduring mental health difficulties. I have further experience of working for crisis intervention services as well as assertive outreach. Following the completion of my master’s degree at Birmingham University in 2004 I commenced in my current role as a Senior Lecturer. I completed by Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2005. I am a qualified trainer in the management of actual and potential aggression as a level one trainer and am also a trainer for the Behavioural Family Therapy programme.

In my current role I am an academic practice lead for the mental health team and lead on the mental health recruitment and interviewing. I teach on modules across the three year programme with a focus on person centred approaches to nursing, recovery in mental health and leading and managing.


Management of Potential and Actual Aggression (MAPA) Level One and Level Two trainer achieved in 2008

PG Cert Ed achieved in 2005

MA Recover Programme – Birmingham University 2004

Postgraduate Certificate – Supporting those with Enduring Mental Health Problems – Middlesex University 1999

ENB 998 Teaching and Learning 1994

ENB 955 Working with addictions 1995

ENB 941 Care of the Elderly 1992

Previous professional experience

Senior Lecturer 2004 – Current Date.

Community Psychiatric Nurse  - 1996 – 2004.

Charge Nurse  - 1994 – 1996.

Staff Nurse in Elderly Care , Acute Psychiatry and Substance Misuse  - 1990 - 1994.