Ms Joanne Bird

Job: Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Nursing and Midwifery

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

T: +44 (0)116 2013 804




Personal profile

Jo qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) in 2001 and joined DMU as a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health nursing after a number of years of clinical experience.  Her qualifications include: 

  • PG Cert in Higher Education with NMC RTQ - De Montfort University 2014
  • Masters Certificate in Contemporary Issues in Non-Medical Prescribing -Coventry University 2010.
  • Masters Certificate in The Practice of Non-Medical Prescribing- Coventry University 2010.
  • MA in Community Mental Health (Recovery Programme) - The University of Birmingham - 2008.
  • BSc in Mental Health Nursing with Merit Award. Coventry University - 2001.
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse - Nursing and Midwifery Council Register.

Jo teaches pre and post-graduate education with particular emphasis on psychosocial interventions, acute mental health care, community mental health care, prescribing in mental health settings, mental health recovery and mental health diagnoses - with particular interest in the experience of and care of those with psychosis.

Jo is currently studying her PhD: “Exploring undergraduate mental health nursing student experience of socialisation in compassionate practice: A constructivist study.”

Jo was awarded The Vice-Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015.

Research group affiliations

  • Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre - DMU

Research interests/expertise

  • Psychosis
  • Early Intervention for Psychosis
  • Recovery and Mental Health
  • Student mental health nurse socialisation in compassionate practice

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