About Patrick Callaghan

Patrick Callaghan is Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham where he leads the Mental Health Research Programme. He is Associate Director (Research Engagement) at the National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network (Mental Health). He was Visiting Professor in Mental Health at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 2006 -2012 and has held Visiting Scholar appointments at the University of Poznan, Poland and Kwazulu-Natal University, South Africa. He was the first elected Chair of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK and sits on the steering committee of Horatio: The European Association of Mental Health Nursing. He is a Professorial Fellow, Interim Director and Board member of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham. A Mental Health Nurse, Chartered Health Psychologist, Chartered Health Scientist and Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, Professor Callaghan has worked in mental health for 30 years. In 2010 he was awarded the Eileen Skellern Memorial Lecture for his contribution to Mental Health Nursing. He led the education group of the Chief Nursing Officer’s Review of Mental Health Nursing in England in 2005. He is a former non-executive director of the Mental Health Act Commission in England. His research interests are evaluating psychosocial interventions in mental health and acute, testing social cognition models of health-related behaviour in relation to exercise and mental health policy and service evaluation. Professor Callaghan has published 95 papers, secured around £4m of research grants and edited three books.
 

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