Dr Andrew Clifton

Job: Associate Professor Nursing

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Nursing and Midwifery

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH

T: 0116 201 3924

E: andrew.clifton@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Dr Andrew Clifton is a mental health nurse who joined De Montfort University in January 2016 as a VC2020 Senior Lecturer, who contributes to both research, teaching and learning activities in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Dr Clifton has contributed to many funded research projects, including the Evaluation of the Chief Nursing Officer’s Review of Mental Health Nursing in England, Cochrane systematic reviews and The Three Shires Early Intervention Dental Trial, one of the first of its kind in the world.

Currently Dr Clifton is working on research projects which focus on improving the physical health of people experiencing serious mental illness, gender perspectives within the nursing profession and the dynamics of social inclusion and recovery framed within mental health contexts.

Research group affiliations

Institute of Health and Social Care

Research interests/expertise

Mental health and Physical health

Gender perspectives in the Nursing Profession

Loneliness and Social Inclusion

Areas of teaching

Research Methodologies

Critical Appraisal

Health Promotion

Service User Involvement in Health and Social Care

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Supervision

Qualifications

2008: Doctor of Philosophy, Newcastle University.

Thesis Title: Engendering Multi-level Governance: An Examination of the Implementation of Gender Mainstreaming in European Structural Fund Programme in Scotland, 2000-06 (funded by Economic and Social Research Council awarded 1+3 funding in Open Studentship Competition)

2013: Post-graduate diploma (PGDIP) Education in Professional Practice with Distinction from Northumbria University

2008: Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (ITLHE), Newcastle University.

2003-04: MA (Research), Politics: Merit, Newcastle University.

2000-01: Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary) Teaching Subjects, Modern Studies and History: Distinction, University of Strathclyde.

1997-00: BA (Hons) Politics with Contemporary History, 1st Class, University of Huddersfield (Awarded Politics Prize for Outstanding Dissertation).

1990-93: Registered Mental Nurse (RMN), Argyll and Clyde College of Nursing, Greenock, Scotland

Courses taught

Nursing with Registration BSc (Hons)

Honours and awards

ESRC 1+3 open studentship award: 2003 to 2008

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (Awarded 09/2013)

Member of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK

Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC): 90YO2O1S

 

Projects

Loneliness and Social Isolation, an intergenerational life-story gathering initiative aimed at combating loneliness and social isolation in older adults in Leicester DMU Global and Age UK

Men and Nursing (workforce development)

Conference attendance

U Narayana, A Clifton, J Luxenberg, S Curran P.5.b.001 Cochrane review of valproate preparations for agitation in dementia European Neuropsychopharmacology 25, S581-S582

John Owuor, Abigail Locke, Bob Heyman Andrew Clifton HIV pandemic, what has changed? Conference: 9th Biennial ISCHP conference: Health, Healthcare and Social Justice

Clifton, A & Banks, D. How leading UK nurses defend their professional accountability: A content analysis of Francis Inquiry transcripts. RCN international nursing research conference, Glasgow, April 2-4th, 2014.

John Owuo, Abigail Locke, Bob Heyman, Andrew Clifton. Selective disclosure of HIV positive status in the era of HAART. Perspectives of immigrant Black African men and their families in the UK. HIV Nordic Conference to be held in Stockholm, Hotel Hilton Slussen, Sweden. September 30 – October 2, 2014.

A consultation examining the impact of welfare reforms on people in the North East of England, Andrew Clifton, Jane Noble, Jennifer Remnant and Joanna Reynolds (A paper presented to the International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research      Conference. Warwick University, September 2013).

Clifton, A. (2012) The Tipping Point of Social Inclusion in England: A Case of Europeanization, “Tipping Points” and the Spread of Buzzwords, Labels and Ideas, Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Conference, Durham University, 2-3 July      2012.

Inglis, P. & Clifton, A. De-escalation from policy to practice. 11th  International Conference on the Care and Treatment of Offenders with a Learning Disability 12-13 April 2012, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Jones H., Adams CE., Simpson J. Clifton A. and Callaghan P. Liddle P: The three shires early intervention dental trial: a real world cluster randomised controlled trial. A poster presented to the East Midlands Mental Health Research Network meeting on...2012.

Clifton & Mann: Nurse Educator and student nurse response to YouTube as a resource for teaching and learning. A paper presented at the 22nd International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference 6th – 8th September 2011.

Tosh, Clifton & Bachner: Physical health monitoring for people with serious mental illness. A Cochrane systematic review. Poster presented at the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Brighton, 2011.

Clifton: Physical health care policies in mental health trusts in the North East Midlands (UK). A paper presented to the South Yorkshire CLAHRC Conference: Collaborating to improve our health service through research and its implementation. 6-7th October 2010, The Edge, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

Clifton & Mann: Can YouTube enhance student nurses learning? A paper to be presented at the RCN Nurse Education Conference, Blackpool, 26th – 27th February 2010.

Clifton: Lights, Camera, Action: It’s over to YouTube (A paper presented at the “Promoting excellence in Healthcare Educational Research – A Multi-professional Conference, University of Nottingham” Wednesday 24 June 2009).

Clifton: Measuring Social Inclusion: To What Extent Can Mental Health Nurses      Increase Social Inclusion (A poster presented at the International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference, Wednesday 24-25 September 2009).

Clifton: The international dimension of Mental Health Nursing: An analysis assessing the nature of international collaboration in the future directions of Mental Health Nursing in Scotland, England and New Zealand (A paper presented to the International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference, Oxford, Wednesday 1 – 3 October      2008).

Clifton: Embedding Equality Mainstreaming in Scotland: A Case Study of the Scottish Executive, the Scottish Parliament and the European Structural Funds Partnerships (presented to the Political Studies Association Women and Politics Conference, Sussex, 16February 2008).

Clifton: Equality: A case study of the Equal Opportunities Committee of the Scottish Parliament (a paper presented to the Mind the Gap! Democracy and Theory in Practice conference 21 and 22June 2007 at the Centre for Democracy and Governance, Huddersfield University).

Consultancy work

Director of Chatterbox Café (Social Enterprise) CIC

Current research students

Victoria Hall (1st supervisor)

Henson Kuuya (1st supervisor)

Julian Stribling (1st supervisor)

Evelyn Gyesi-Appiah (2nd Supervisor)

Leanne Holmes (2nd Supervisor)

Dee Bij (3rd Supervisor)

Externally funded research grants information

November 2011: £250 – awarded from the “Northumbria University Alumni Fund” to facilitate an “Experiential Open Day” for young people with mental health issues who were excluded from mainstream education and would not normally consider applying to University.

September 2012: £7500 – with Professor Amanda Clarke awarded from Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Research Capability Funding, to explore staff attitudes towards older adults with a serious mental illness.

July 2013: £500 from HE Support Programme Award HEFCE, Unltd and the University of Huddersfield to run a work shop with a view to establishing a Social Enterprise for mental health service users.

February 2014: £12 000 with Professor Mike Lucock, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Research Capacity Funding to undertake work to develop a potential large Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) bid with colleagues related to physical healthcare of people with mental health problems.

March 2014: £10 000 to continue with above project with Professor Mike Lucock, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Research Capacity Funding to undertake work to develop a potential large Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) bid with colleagues related to physical healthcare of people with mental health problems.

September 2018 Loneliness and Social Isolation, an intergenerational life-story gathering initiative aimed at combating loneliness and social isolation in older adults in Leicester DMU Global and Age UK. C£4000

Official Research Reports

A consultation examining the impact of welfare reforms on people in the North East of England, Andrew Clifton, Jane Noble, Jennifer Remnant and Joanna Reynolds (2013). University of Northumbria.

“An Evaluation of the Chief Nursing Officer’s Review of Mental Health Nursing” (2010). Report to the Department of Health Policy Research Programme. Patrick Callaghan, Julie Repper, Karina Lovell, John Playle, John Baker, Andrew Clifton, Torsten Shaw, Gemma Stacey, Pauline Nelson, Sylvia Minshull, Caroline Swarbrick, Justine Schneider, Mary Watkins.

External Examiner and Validations

External examiner: Bradford University (2011 – 2014)

External examiner: Cardiff University (2013 – present)

University Central Lancashire (2015 - present)

Module validation: Graduate Certificate Acute Mental Health Care at the University of the West of Scotland (April 2015)

Course validation: Periodic Review of Courses within the School of Health, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) (February 2014).

Reviewer for: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Health Expectations Age and Aging, Mental Health Review Journal, Mental Health Training Education & Practice, Health and Social Care Education, Nurse Education Today, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.

Book reviewer for Open University Press (“The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: A Textbook of Principles and Practice” Edited by Norman & Ryrie 2013) (My review is placed as a “key review” inside the book).

Grants Recieved

British Academy BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants application August 2014

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