Academics with expertise in Mental health

Tula Brannelly

Dr Tula Brannelly

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Areas of expertise

Dr Tula Brannelly researches and teaches in the area of care and mental health and dementia. Tula’s areas of interest are in the lived experience of care, how people are actively enabled to participate in care, and how health and social care services support people with dementia and carers.

Associate Professor Kevin McGhee

Acting Deputy Dean Education & Professional Practice, Associate Professor in Health Sciences

Areas of expertise

Kevin is interested in how genetics, combined with psychological and environmental events plays a role in the development of complex psychiatric disorders. Although genetics slightly increases risk, it does not mean an individual will develop such illness. It is this interplay between biology and non-biology that interests him. Therefore a lot of his efforts are now focused on… Read more »

Dr Andrew Mayers

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Areas of expertise

Andrew is a psychologist, specialising in mental health and particularly perinatal mental illness, such as postnatal depression. Professionally, he works with the Dorset Police Mental Health Street Triage and he also provides mental health education for health professionals and helps train police officers. He is an active mental health campaigner, pressing for better services and… Read more »

Dr Andy Mercer

Professional Lead in Mental Health

Areas of expertise

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… Read more »