Dr Andy Mercer

Professional Lead in Mental Health

Areas of expertise

  • 3D printing
  • 3D printing and intellectual property
  • amusements
  • anthropology
  • assistive technology
  • Battle of Jutland
  • biological signs of stress
  • biomedical engineering
  • Bletchley Park
  • blockchain
  • blockchain and intellectual property
  • brain injury
  • Brexit and emotion
  • British Archaeology
  • Cerebral Palsy football
  • climate change
  • clinical engineering
  • coastal erosion
  • comics
  • cortisol
  • cultural analysis
  • Cybersecurity
  • dementia
  • Design for Security
  • Diffusion tensor Imaging
  • disability football
  • disabled technology
  • drug analysis
  • e-readers
  • e-reading
  • emotional politics
  • fairgrounds
  • female comics
  • feminist theory
  • financial scams
  • First World War
  • flooding
  • forensic analysis
  • fruits and vegetables
  • functional electrical stimulation
  • gaming
  • gender
  • gender studies
  • geophysics
  • girls and comics
  • gothic comics
  • governance of bodies
  • Greek Archaeology
  • health and social care services
  • healthy eating
  • hidden voices
  • historical diving
  • influencers
  • Innovation
  • Kindle
  • learning innovation
  • legal high
  • Lesion analysis
  • liberal democracy
  • magazines in the digital age
  • marine archaeology
  • marine biologist
  • marine climate change
  • marine geophysics
  • marine survey
  • maritime archaeology
  • Maritime history
  • mental health
  • morality and video games
  • multibeam echo sounders
  • nautical archaeology
  • naval conflict
  • naval history
  • naval intelligence
  • NPS
  • Odstock Medical Ltd
  • older gay people
  • older people sexuality
  • omega-3 oils and depression
  • online bullying
  • organisational image and legitimacy
  • overfishing
  • Paralympic games
  • parody
  • parody and intellectual property
  • participating in care
  • participatory research
  • postnatal depression
  • postnatal depression in men
  • pressure sore prevention
  • protein intake in older adults
  • reading on kindle
  • rehabilitation after stroke
  • resorts
  • rural communities sexuality
  • Russian Archaeology
  • scamming
  • Scapa Flow
  • scuba diving
  • seaside
  • Second world war
  • shipwrecks
  • social identity
  • social media addiction
  • social media influencers
  • social work
  • sociology
  • solar panels
  • sport consumption
  • sport fandom
  • sports mega-events
  • stress diagnosis
  • stress hormone
  • student mental health
  • student wellbeing
  • sugar reduction
  • sweet taste
  • tank corrosion
  • tank protection
  • technology and dementia
  • technology in learning
  • technology in teaching
  • trolling
  • U-boat wars WW1 & WW2
  • urban spaces
  • User Experience and Security
  • Vlochos
  • World War 1
  • World War 2

Andy’s principal interests are in nursing philosophy and the ethics of caring, mental health care, and mental health policy. He undertakes quality assurance reviews for the Nursing & Midwifery Council and helped develop the national Standards for Pre-registration Mental Health Nurse Education.
Andy works in partnership with Dorset HealthCare University Foundation NHS Trust and Dorset Mental Health Forum on projects surrounding the lived experience of mental health problems. He is also Vice Chairman and a member of the board of Dorset Football Association, where he leads on diversity and inclusion.