Denise Aspinall

Location: Fron Heulog

Phone: 01248 383144

Email: d.m.aspinall@bangor.ac.uk

Current position

  • Programme Lead for the BSc Nursing (Mental Health) course
  • Bangor University lecturer since 2012

External positions

  • Mental Health Nurse Academics (UK) - Bangor University representative.
  • Student Mental Health Strategy Group – Bangor University
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy                                                                                      
  • Member of Higher Education Dementia Network

Previous positions

  • Senior Lecturer - Liverpool John Moores University -  2004 - 2012    
  • Senior Nurse Therapist  -  5 Boroughs NHS Trust -  2003 – 2004
  • Nurse Therapist - 5 Boroughs NHS Trust   2002 - 2003 - Planning Assistant 
  • Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council  -2001 - 2002  - RMN P/T
  • Glenarie Nursing Home  -1997- 2001 - Staff Nurse P/T
  • Trafford General Hospital - 1990 – 1997 - Ward Sister        
  • Royal Liverpool Hospital  -  1988 – 1990 - Staff Nurse
  • Royal Liverpool Hospital  -  1987 – 1988 - Staff Nurse
  • Billinge Hospital  -  1986 – 1987 - Student Nurse
  • Rainhill Hospital  - 1982 – 1986
  • Post registration programmes Staffordshire University  - 2012 – 2016 -External Examiner
  • Pre-registration BSc Nursing Swansea University  -  2012 – 2016 - External Examiner

Qualifications

  • Liverpool John Moores University - MSc Public Health   (Merit) -  2011
  • Liverpool John Moores University - Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in
    Higher Education  - 2006                                                                                                  
  • University of Liverpool - BSc Environmental Planning (MPlan) 2:1 - 2001
  • Denise is registering for a PHD later in 2016

Conferences

  • 2013 - NMC revalidation event
  • 2012 - Dementia: A National Crisis - Birmingham
  • 2010  - University of Warwick – 5 day course: Public Mental Health and Wellbeing:   Measurement, Determinants and Promotion.
  • 2009 - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills workshop, Edinburgh – 2 days
  • 2008 - Teaching and Learning Conference Liverpool John Moores University ‘On the other side of the desk’ – presentation
  • 2007 - Celebrating excellence in practice education – 1day conference
  • 2007 - Schizophrenia; A New way of Thinking – I day conference
  • 2004 - CBT 15 credits L6 short course
  • 2002 - PACE training – 1 day

Awards

  • In 2011, Denise was a finalist in Liverpool John Moores’ Teaching Awards, for the category of Amazing Teacher of the Year.

Research

  • Denise hasn’t been involved in many research activities of late, but has previously been involved in some published material, with her main interests being mental health:
  • 2001 Dissertation BSc - ‘The impact of Single Regeneration Funding in Bolton’
  • 2006 PGCE - ‘Do mentors need to have knowledge and understanding of the pre-registration nursing curriculum to be effective?’
  • 2011 Dissertation MSc – ‘Are the mental health needs of asylum seekers being met in the UK?’
  • Aspinall D. (2012) ‘Psychological interventions in the Personality Disorders’ in Smith G. (Ed) (2012) Psychological Interventions in Mental Health Nursing. Berkshire Open University Press

Why Bangor?

  • ‘I moved to Bangor to enjoy new experiences and take the opportunity to teach students in this part of North Wales’.