Mr Tumai Jijita

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518671 Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Mental Health Nursing


Following a successful clinical career as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, I moved into Nurse Education in 1991 as a Senior Lecturer after completing BSc (Hons) in Nursing and PGCE. After moving into Higher Education I was awarded an MBA  and  MA in Research Methodology and a DNursSci from Swansea University in 2011. My teaching interests span from mental health nursing, focusing on hope and recovery, critical perspectives in mental health, to research/evidence based practice in nursing  and management. I am committed to empowering mental health students and nurses to take social actions in mental health practice in challenging stigma, discrimination and to improve the quality of care of people with mental health needs. My research interests are Recovery in mental health, acute mental health nursing and schizophrenia.

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Equality and Diversity


Doctorate in Nursing Science (DNursSci)

Masters in Research Methods (MA)

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Studies (BScHons)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Certificate in Development of Counselling

Previous professional experience

  • University of Wolverhampton – Senior Lecturer in Mental Health
  • United Midlands College - Mental Health Teacher
  • Airedale Health Authority, Staff nurse – Acute Mental Health Settings and  Rehabilitation and serious mental illness, Electroconvulsive Therapy Nurse
  • Airedale Health Authority, Pupil/student nurse