Mental Health Nursing Research Unit: Research Showcase 2023 | Events

Mental Health Nursing Research Unit: Research Showcase 2023

Mental Health Nursing Research Unit: Research Showcase 2023 

9th March, 9.00 -12.00 


Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s (GMMH) Mental Health Nursing Research Unit (MHNRU) was created in 2020. The aim of the MHNRU is to conduct research that is relevant to mental health nurses, and which improves outcomes for people using mental health services and their families. The MHNRU also seeks to support mental health nurses and allied health professionals (AHP) who want to become more involved in research – including those who would like to pursue a clinical academic career – while also supporting evidence-based practice by promoting engagement research developments amongst the GMMH nursing and AHP workforce. 

Mental health nurses represent the largest staff group working within NHS mental health services. Compared to members of staff from other professions, however, nurses are less likely to be involved in conducting research. The MHNRU aims to address this disparity by supporting nurses to conduct research that is directly relevant to their profession.  

To showcase some of the research that is currently being conducted by mental health nurses working in GMMH, or by nurses who are affiliated with the MHNRU, we will be holding an online Research Showcase event. This will be a chance to hear about cutting edge research that is being led by mental health nurses. We will also be discussing pathways into research for nurses and AHPs. The event will conclude with an opportunity to put your questions about research to our panel of presenters. 

Confirmed speakers so far include: 

  • John Keady, Professor of Older People’s Mental Health, University of Manchester 

  • Karina Lovell, Professor of Mental Health, University of Manchester 

  • Dr Robert Griffiths, Lecturer in Mental Health, University of Manchester; Director MHNRU, GMMH 

  • Lauren Cox, Mental Health Nurse and NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow, GMMH 

  • Ruth Ambrose, Mental Health Nurse and NIHR Three Schools Fellow, GMMH 

  • Alison Dawber, Mental Health Nurse and Deputy Director MHNRU, GMMH 

Topics will include: 

  • Working holistically with people experiencing dementia in inpatient settings. 

  • Evaluating novel psychological interventions for people experiencing first-episode psychosis. 

  • Improving physical health outcomes for people with severe and enduring mental health problems in primary care. 

To find out more about the event, or to book your FREE place, please e-mail: 


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