Joanne Bosanquet

Home Joanne commenced her first CEO role at the Foundation Of Nursing Studies in May 2019. Joanne brings knowledge and experience from a range of roles in public health, nursing and from her work at national and international level as a system nurse leader, as a Queen’s Nurse and as a visiting professor at the […]

Lincoln Gombedza

Home Lincoln is a Third year Learning Disability Student nurse at Keele University. Whilst at Keele he is taking part in numerous volunteering programs such as Speakers4school, NextGenNurse and We are the NHS campaign where he is sharing his passion about digital technologies. He is also a member of the NHS Digital Shared Professional Decision-Making […]

Grace Cook


Home Grace is a qualified Mental Health Nurse. During her career to date she has worked in a variety of settings including a specialist therapeutic unit, acute mental health care and most recently a community mental health team. Up until 2019 Grace also worked with the University of Nottingham as a Research Associate. This opportunity […]

Niki Simbani

Home Niki Simbani is a Lecturer and Professional Lead in mental health nursing at Keele University with clinical expertise in acute mental health nursing in the UK and is a great believer of Safewards. Her teaching experience is in both pre and post registration nursing programmes (BSc, MSc) with interest in adult and child & […]

Sally Bassett

Home Sally has worked in clinical leadership, policy and educational roles in the public, private and independent sector. As a nurse leader and qualified coach Sally’s aim has always been is to inspire and enable people and organisations to be and give their best. Sally is lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and is undertaking her […]

Jess Sainsbury

Home Jess is an early career registered adult and mental health nurse with a passion for enhancing and broadening the knowledge, opportunities, and experiences of all members of the nursing family. In her last year of her nurse education, Jess was Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Students Committee and encouraged collaborative working not […]

Dr James (Jim) Turner

Dr James (Jim) Turner

Home Jim is Associate Professor in Mental Health and Wellbeing and Professional Lead for Mental Health Nursing at Sheffield Hallam University. He is vice chair of the Mental Health Nurse Academics UK Group and is involved with several national and international networks and consultations. As a researcher Jim has strong foundations investigating a range of […]

Amelia Lyons

Amelia Lyons

Home Amelia works as a clinical supervisor trainer in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, as well as being trained as a MH Nurse, she is also a Group Analyst, a counsellor, a trainer and an accredited Balint Group leader. Amelia worked in higher education for two decades before entering Nursing in Mental Health. Already a […]

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones

Home A registered mental health nurse, Stephen embarked on an unconventional career pathway; a journey of practice and research development. Stephen shaped and commenced a bespoke HEE funded clinical-academic pathway, consolidating his practice at Oxleas NHS, while commencing a full-time PhD at the University of Greenwich. Stephen has practiced as a registered mental health nurse […]

Susie Gurner

Home Susie has been a Registered Mental Health Nurse since 2008 when she qualified in Brighton. Susie worked in various inpatient units as a staff nurse and Charge Nurse/Deputy Ward Manager before spending several years in Team Lead roles, for Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment, Assertive Outreach and Community Mental Health Teams. Susie spent 3 […]