MHNA biography Steve Jones

MHNA Steven JonesDr Steve Jones

Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University

Title: Programme Leader

Qualifications: PhD, MSc Forensic behavioural science, RGN, RMN, Dip Counselling, PGCE (Higher Education).

I have worked as a general nurse and mental health nurse since 1983 and recently completed PhD in substance misuse. My clinical practice experience lies equally over 30 years in general and mental health environments, having worked for six years prior to lecturing in forensic mental health settings. I lecture on mental health law, risk decision making, self-harm and substance misuse. I am a former consultant member of NIHME /CSIP on suicide and personality disorder and Strategic prison mental health reference group. My clinical and research interests are working with survivors of suicide in India. I am becoming increasingly interested in the challenges presented by dementia to individuals and their family. Appointed to the MHNA editorial board in 2010.