Our Staff

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  • Tony Barlow

    Senior Lecturer

    Tony is a senior lecturer with the roles of Deputy Programme Director on the pre-registration nursing programme and Deputy Programme Director on the post-registration (Professional Practice) course. Other responsibilities include being a Chair of the DBS panel, research ethics team lead and investigating officer for student...

  • Jim Chapman

    Nurse degree apprenticeships and MSc Nursing project lead

    Prior to moving into education, Jim worked as a mental health nurse in in-patient and community mental health settings, specialising in providing urgent and crisis care to working age adults. As an academic, Jim has worked across undergraduate and postgraduate nurse education, focusing on teaching clinical nursing skills...

  • Cheryl Chessum

    Visiting Lecturer/Practitioner

    Cheryl started her nursing career with registration as a learning disability nurse, something that has proved invaluable to helping her work with people with a dual diagnosis – mental health and learning difficulties or with families where a member has a learning difficulty. She then went on to complete Registered Mental...

  • Dr Jonathan Gadsby

    Research Fellow

    Jonathan Gadsby qualified as a mental health nurse in 2001. He has worked in a variety of in-patient and community settings. He has a Masters in Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health, post-graduate certificates in Research and in Education, and a PhD in the politics of mental health and voice-hearing. He is a founder member of...

  • Miss Ruth Hirst


    Ruth qualified as a registered learning disabilities nurse in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2018. Ruth worked as a nurse in specialised community and inpatient settings for adults with a learning disability before joining Birmingham City University as a learning disability nursing lecturer in March 2022. Her nursing roles include...

  • Dr Catharine Jenkins

    Reader in Dementia Care

    Catharine’s teaching responsibilities are focused around the care of older people with mental health problems and her main area of expertise is dementia care. She also teaches on diversity issues and transcultural mental health nursing. Catharine is interested in creative approaches to active learning for nurse education...

  • Helen Jones

    Senior Lecturer

    Helen is course leader for MSci Nursing and a lecturer in learning disability nursing, mostly concentrating on forensic care and epilepsy. She runs the online epilepsy care module for the dimensions in health care course. She also teaches pre-registration learning disability nurses on the Diploma in Higher Education course...

  • Imran Khan

    Senior Lecturer

    Imran has worked in a variety of community and in-patient facilities and since entering higher education and he has tried to keep clinical skills up-to-date by engaging in practice to complement my teaching. He has an interest in learning support mechanisms for pre-registration nurses and has also looked at users’ attitudes...

  • Robert Mapp

    Associate Professor of Nursing & Midwifery

    Rob has worked at Birmingham City University since 2010. He is passionate about student engagement and how this relates to attrition. Rob is a proud advocate for Nursing at BCU and is currently  working on several projects within the university that involve both students and staff.

  • Dr Paul Millwood

    Senior Lecturer and admissions tutor for Mental Health Nursing

    Paul has worked in mental health nursing and nurse education for 34 years, with his time in practice being spent in community and specialist forensic mental health settings for children and adolescents. Following completion of his mental health and adult nurse training in the 1980s, Paul worked in a number of senior clinical...

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