Sandy Walker

Lecturer in Mental Health

Sandy is a lecturer in mental health with a special interest in creative and community approaches to mental distress. She is a registered mental health nurse and divides her time between teaching and research. Her PhD explored the experience people who self-harm have of contact with mental health services within a general hospital environment. Sandy’s clinical and published expertise include the area of self-harm and suicide; the role of the arts in health (Health Humanities) and mental wellbeing within communities. Her latest research focussed on how people with long-term mental health problems negotiate relationships with different network members at times of crisis. Currently she is conducting focus groups with people with long term mental health conditions looking the feasibility of using the GENIE network mapping tool in mental healthcare.

Projects by Sandy Walker