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Dr Lisa Reynolds

Divisional Lead (Nursing Division)

School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing

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MG19, Myddelton Street Building

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Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Background

Lisa is the Divisional Lead for the Nursing Division in the School of Health Sciences. She is a mental health nurse, specialising in forensic mental health care.

Lisa has worked in low, medium and community forensic mental health services in the UK , and has also undertaken an educational project with medium secure mental health services in South Africa.
Lisa was funded by the Health Foundation in 2005 as a doctoral research fellow. For her PhD Lisa undertook an observational study of an inner city medium secure forensic mental health service. Her current research is in the use of serious gaming to support forensic mental health service users' recovery

Qualifications

PhD, MSc (Forensic mental health); PGDip (Academic Practice); BNurs(hons); RN mental health

Administrative roles/Clinical activity

As Divisional Lead for the Nursing Division Lisa is a member of the SHS Senior Management Team.

Lisa is also a reviewer for Health Risk and Society and a member of the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services

Memberships of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research

Research overview

Lisa's main areas of research are; forensic mental health; risk assessment and management; and participatory research

Research methodologies and methods

Grounded theory; ethnographic methods including participant observation; participatory approaches to research

Completed research

Health Foundation 2005-2010 doctoral research fellowship

City University Funded Research 2013-2014; Serious gaming and recovery in forensic mental health care; a small scale feasibility study.

Principal collaborators

Professor Alan Simpson, Jacqueline Davies, Dr Julia Jones

Publications

Chapters (3)

  1. Reynolds, L.M. and Oates, J. (2009). Risk Assessment and Management in Dual Diagnosis. In Phillips, P., McKeown, O. and Sandford, T. (Eds.), Dual Diagnosis Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4051-8009-2.
  2. Parker, J., Reynolds, L.M. and Wilmott, D. (2009). Teaching and Learning for Social Transformation. In Hatton, D.C., Fisher, A.A. and Coyle, A. (Eds.), Women prisoners and health justice Radcliffe Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84619-242-5.
  3. Davies, J., Godin, P., Heyman, B., Reynolds, L.M. and Shaw, M. (2008). Ecological Validity and Risk Management in Forensic Mental Health. In Wilkinson, I. and Peterson, A. (Eds.), Health, risk and vulnerability Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-415-38307-3.

Journal Articles (13)

  1. Reynolds, L.M., Hodge, P. and Simpson, A. (2017). Serious games for mental health. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 24(4), pp. 183–184. doi:10.1111/jpm.12385.
  2. Reynolds, L., Davies, J., Mann, B., Tulloch, S., Nidsjo, A., Hodge, P., Maiden, N. and Simpson, A. (2016). StreetWise: developing a serious game to support forensic mental health service users’ preparation for discharge: a feasibility study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Early View . doi:10.1111/jpm.12340View.
  3. Hodge, P., Davis, J., Maiden, N., Mann, B., Nidsjo, A., Simpson, A. and Reynolds, L. (2015). StreetWise: A valid ecology for a serious game in a secure forensic mental health setting. Procedia Computer Science, 63, pp. 252–259. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.08.341.
  4. Reynolds, L.M., Jones, J.C., Davies, J.P., Freeth, D. and Heyman, B. (2014). Playing the game: Service users' management of risk status in a UK medium secure forensic mental health service. Health, Risk and Society, 16(3), pp. 199–209. doi:10.1080/13698575.2014.911820.
  5. Reynolds, L.M., Jones, J.C., Davies, J.P., Freeth, D. and Heyman, B. (2014). Playing the game: Service users' management of risk status in a UK medium secure forensic mental health service. Health, Risk and Society, 16(3), pp. 199–209. doi:10.1080/13698575.2014.911820.
  6. Heyman, B., Godin, P.M., Reynolds, L. and Davies, J.P. (2013). Assessing the probability of patients reoffending after discharge from low to medium secure forensic mental health services: An inductive prevention paradox. Health, Risk and Society, 15(1), pp. 84–102. doi:10.1080/13698575.2012.751090.
  7. Reynolds, L. and Oates, J. (2009). Risk Assessment and Dual Diagnosis. pp. 37–50. doi:10.1002/9781444314571.ch4.
  8. Simpson, A., Reynolds, L., Light, I. and Attenborough, J. (2008). Talking with the experts: evaluation of an online discussion forum involving mental health service users in the education of mental health nursing students. Nurse Educ Today, 28(5), pp. 633–640. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2007.09.009.
  9. Simpson, A., Reynolds, L., Light, I. and Attenborough, J.A. (2008). Talking with the Experts: Evaluation of an online discussion forum with mental health service users and student nurses. Nurse Education Today, 8(5), pp. 633–640.
  10. Godin, P., Davies, J., Heyman, B., Reynolds, L., Simpson, A. and Floyd, M. (2007). Opening communicative space: A Habermasian understanding of a user-led participatory research project. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY, 18(4), pp. 452–469. doi:10.1080/14789940701470283.
  11. Davies, J.P., Heyman, B., Godin, P.M., Shaw, M.P. and Reynolds, L. (2006). The problems of offenders with mental disorders: A plurality of perspectives within a single mental health care organisation. SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 63(4), pp. 1097–1108. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.03.002.
  12. Reynolds, L. (2004). Women who offend. HEALTH RISK & SOCIETY, 6(4), pp. 407–408.
  13. Heyman, B., Shaw, M.P., Davies, J.P., Godin, P.M. and Reynolds, L. (2004). Forensic mental health services as a risk escalator: a case study of ideals and practice. HEALTH RISK & SOCIETY, 6(4), pp. 307–325. doi:10.1080/13698570412331323216.

Other

  1. Attenborough, J. and Reynolds, L.M. (2009). Hearsounds: the Butabika Project (DVD and reusable learning object for service user and carer education and training.

Education

Educational leadership

Link programme director for overseas nursing and return to practice

Undergraduate modules

CH2083 - APEL claim
HS1012 - relating social sciences to healthy communities

Post graduate modules

APM004 - assessing and understanding mental health problems

Other teaching expertise

Risk assessment and management, Forensic mental health care, Leadership and management in health care

Practice

Link lecturer for students at University College London Hospitals

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