Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
Coventry University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Projects Engaged With: What Is Your Story?
Jon has been a mental health nurse for almost 20 years, and has worked across a number of specialties within the field; including Clinical Lead positions in Acute inpatient services, Psychiatric Intensive Care Units and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, all within the National Health Service (NHS).
He is a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT), and played an active role in the development of a regional CBT service, concurrently running a number of CBT clinics and offering ongoing Clinical Supervision to peers and colleagues alike.
Jon’s teaching specialties include Psychological Therapies, including CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. He also teaches extensively around assessment and complex mental health care planning.
Jon is currently a Course Director for Continued Professional Development, a Fellow of the Higher Teaching Academy, and he takes an active lead in Course Development, particularly from an international perspective.
Jon has presented at national and international conferences around Student experience, from both a learning and a self-compassion perspective, and he is in the process of writing a core nursing textbook around the role of emotional resilience during nursing assessment.
Recently, Jon developed a module to be taught to students in China as part of a ‘Flying Faculty’ program, and was able to incorporate DMLL’s ‘What is Your Story?’ as part of that process; to the significant benefit of the module overall.