School of Health and Social Care
College of Social Science
I am a Part Time Senior Lecturer in College of Social Science. Until retirement I worked as a Consultant Nurse in Acute mental Health Care. I still undertake some part time clinical work as a Specialist Nurse (Therapeutic Interventions) within a Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Service. I have a particular interest in critical or alternative approaches within mental health care and academia.
Professional Practice in Mental Health Nursing ( Year 2) Professional Practice in Mental Health Nursing (Year 3) Applied Social Sciences for Mental Health Nursing (Year 2) Research Skills for and in Nursing practice (Year 2) adult & Mental Health Recovery Focused Care (Year 2) Personal Tutor Independent Study (Year 3)
Therapeutic role of mental health nursing: critical psychiatry;
Publications Barrett, P. & Linsley, P. (2017) “A text on which the ink never dries” dialogical practices for Care & Treatment Planning Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing (accepted for publication) Barrett, P & Jackson, A (2013) ‘Swimming without the water’: a critical perspective on mental health experience for adult nursing students. Nurse Education in Practice 13(6) pp 487-91 Jackson, C. McGonagle, I, Betts, A. Barrett, P, & Linsley, P. (2012) Rhagoriaeth mewn Cynllunio Gofal a Thriniaeth Llyfr Gwaith Hwyluswyr [Excellence in Care & treatment Planning] Welsh Government Barrett, P and Roberts, S. (2010) Enhancing dual diagnosis capacities in acute inpatient nurses: A practitioner-based action research project Advances in Dual Diagnosis 3(2), pp 24-31 Paul Barrett, (2009) Improving inpatient team dual diagnosis skills through practitioner-based action research: a potential model for change, Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 2(2), pp.13 - 18 Barrett P (2009) Psychological therapies: an uncertain prognosis. Mental Health Practice 12. 6 pp 12-15 Brooker C, Syson-Nibbs L, Barrett, Fox C (2009) Community managed offenders’ access to healthcare services: Report of a pilot study. Probation Journal. 56.1 pp 45-59 Brooker,C., Fox, C., Barrett, P. & Syson-Nibbs, L. (2008) A health needs assessment of offenders on probation caseloads in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire: Report of a pilot study. Lincoln: CCAWI/ University of Lincoln Brooker,C., Fox, C., Barrett, P. & Syson-Nibbs, L. (2008) A health needs assessment of offenders on probation caseloads in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire: Report of a pilot study. Lincoln: CCAWI/ University of Lincoln Hurley, J. Barrett, P. Reet, P (2006) `Let a hundred flowers blossom, let a hundred schools of thought contend’: a case for therapeutic pluralism in mental health nursing. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing 13.2 pp173-179 Barrett P (1996) Psychology, Politics, Resistance. Mental Health Nursing 15.6 pp6-7