Ben joined City, University of London in May 2015 as a Lecturer in Biosciences.
He has a broad background in mental health nursing, having worked in acute, forensic, Huntington's Disease, neuro-rehab and neuro-behavioural settings. Additionally, he has worked as a clinical educator, providing training in basic life support, moving and handling, epilepsy management, medicines management and preceptorship.
His scientific background has been in the field of clinical genetics, having studied Human Genetics at the University of Nottingham and Genetic Counselling at the University of Manchester. Since joining City, he has developed a passionate interest in translational psychiatry (studying areas of medicine that impact mental health, outside of the realm of conventional neuroscience).
2011: MSc in Genetic Counselling
2004: Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
2001: Bsc (Hons) in Human Genetics
Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham
Alpha Hospital, Bury, Greater Manchester
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, Putney, London
Biology for Pre-Reg. Nursing Students
HS2331: Module lead for second year module for undergraduate mental health nursing students. This covers pathophysiology and therapeutics relating to mental health care.
HSM332/HAM332: Joint module lead (with Lorna Saunder) for second part module for post-graduate mental health nursing students. Module covers all aspects of acute care in mental health nursing. Ben covers aspects relating to pathophysiology and therapeutics.
HS2131/HSM132: Guest lecturer for adult branch nursing students. I cover depression and dementia.
HS1023/HSM001: Lecturer for field-specific tutorials on anatomy and physiology in year/part one of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Biology for Post-Reg. Healthcare Professionals
APM022: Guest lecturer for MSc pathophysiology module. Ben covers clinical genetics and neurodegeneration.
NMM056/NM3237: Guest Lecturer for MSc CAMHS module. Ben covers neurodevelopment and mental health.
Nursing and Midwifery Mentorship Training
NM3272: Lead lecturer for post-registration nursing and midwife students. Successful completion of the module gives registrants the opportunity to join the mentorship register.
Simulated Practice, and Moving & Handling
Facilitator for undergraduate and postgraduate practical sessions (all branches).
Personal and Professional Development
Facilitator for a group of preregistration mental health students. Weekly meetings to discuss the impact of the profession.
HS3061: Supervisor for third year undergraduate dissertations.