Staff Profile: Seren Roberts

Name
Seren Roberts
Position
Lecturer in Mental Health, Mental Health Admissions Tutor
Email
seren.roberts@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
01248 383145
01248 383929
Location
Fron Heulog / Archimedes

Roles:

Lecturer in Mental Health

Mental Health Admissions Tutor

 

Academic Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (BU) with Distinction 2015

MSc. Public Health and Health Promotion (BU) with Distinction 2009

PhD. Psychology (BU) 2003

BSc. (Hons) Psychology with Health Psychology (BU) 1999

Diploma Nursing (Mental Health) (BU) 1996

Professional Qualifications

Registered Mental Health Nurse (pin.) 1996 to present - Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Fellow of the Higher education academy 2015 to present

Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPS no. 170435) 2006 to Feb 2016

Member of the Welsh Psychiatric Society 2010 to present

 

NMC Registration

Part of the Register:

Mental Health Nursing Teacher

 

Previous Roles

 

Teaching Fellow (Secondment), School of Psychology, BU (March 2004–Jan 2005)

IPCS Project Nurse (MH) Representative (Secondment), NE Wales NHS Trust (June 2003–March 2004)

Research Officer, North Wales Section of Psychological Medicine, BU (Dec 2002–Sept 2006)

North East Wales NHS Trust, Registered Nurse (Aug 2002–Dec 2002)

Teaching Assistant (as and when required), BU (Sept1999–July2002)

North East Wales and Conwy & Denbighshire NHS Trust, Bank Registered Nurse (Sept 1999–to date)

Menai Medical Care, Registered Nurse (Oct 1996–Feb 1999)

Clwydian Community NHS Trust, Bank Registered Nurse (Sept 1996–Sept 1999)

Clwydian Community NHS Trust, Nursing Assistant (Sept 1993–Sept 1996)

 

Summary of Clinical Experience

My clinical experience relates mainly to tertiary care through inpatient rehabilitation for people with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) in both the NHS and Private sector. I have also worked within older people’s inpatient services, predominantly caring for people with dementia.  Upon taking up an academic research post in 2002, I supported the local mental health services in promoting health and healthy lifestyles for people with SMI through various activities, including co-facilitating a healthy living group and supporting Motiv8 day locally.

 

External Roles/Committee Membership

Associate Member, Centre for Mental Health and Society, BU & BCUHB (2012 to date)

Honorary Research Fellow, BCUHB/North Wales NHS Trust (2004-2015)

Honorary Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Swansea University (2009 – 2016)

Research Fellow, Institute of Medical and Social Care Research, BU (Oct 2006–Feb 2014)

Independent member - NIHR EME funded REFRAMED Trial Steering Committee

Expert member - North Wales Research & Development Internal Review Panel

Academic member – Service User Research Partnership Network

Reference group member - Wales Mental Health in Primary Care Network

Member - Welsh PROMS Advisory Group

 

Publications (Past 10 years)

Jennings E.; Clarke S.; Harvey J.; Lewis J.; Roberts S. (2015). Evaluation of a pilot diabetes training programme for health professional and support staff in adult mental health services in North Wales. Diabetes UK Conference, Diabetes: time to take control, March 11-13th March, ExCel London. ABSTRACT IN: Diabetic Medicine Special Issue: Abstracts of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2015, ExCeL London, 11–13 March 2015, Volume 32, Issue Supplement S1, pages 100–206, March 2015

 

Jennings E.; Clarke S.; Harvey J.; Lewis J.; Roberts S. (2015). Evaluation of a pilot diabetes training programme for health professional and support staff in adult mental health services in North Wales. Diabetes UK Conference, Diabetes: time to take control, March 11-13th March, ExCel London. ABSTRACT IN: Diabetic Medicine Special Issue: Abstracts of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2015, ExCeL London, 11–13 March 2015, Volume 32, Issue Supplement S1, pages 100–206, March 2015

 

FolATED Trialists namely (in alphabetical order) Bedson E, Bell D, Carr D, Carter B, Hughes D, Jorgensen A, Lewis H, Lloyd K, McCaddon A, Moat S, Pink J, Pirmohamed P, Roberts SH, Russell I, Sylvestre Y, Tranter R, Whitaker R, Wilkinson C, Williams N (2014). Folate Augmentation of Treatment – Evaluation for Depression (FolATED): randomised trial and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess 2014;18 (48).

Roberts S.H. and Tranter, R. (2013) Higher dose l-methylfolate may be an effective adjunctive therapy for adults with major depression who have inadequate response to SSRIs. Commentary. Evidence Based Mental Health (ebmental-2013-101269 Published Online First: 26 April 2013 doi:10.1136/eb-2013-101269)

Roberts, S.H. and Bailey, J.E. (2013) An ethnographic study of the incentives and barriers to lifestyle interventions for people with severe mental illness. Journal of Advanced Nursing. (Article first published online: 28 APR 2013, DOI: 10.1111/jan.12136)

Roberts, G., Roberts S.H., et al (2012) Enhancing rigour in the validation of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs): bridging linguistic and psychometric testing. Health and Quality of Life Journal, 10 (64),1-6.

Roberts, S.H. and Gathercole, V.C.M. (2012) Talking of Objects: How different are Welsh and English nouns? Journal of Celtic Linguistics, 14, 67–85.

Roberts, S.H. and Bailey, J.E. (2011) Incentives and Barriers to lifestyle interventions for people with severe mental illness: a narrative synthesis of quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods studies, Journal of Advanced Nursing. Volume 67, Issue 4, pages 690–708, April 2011.

Roberts, S.H., Bedson, E., and Tranter, R. (2010) Half-baked? B vitamins and depression. Editorial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 92 (2), 269-270.

Roberts, SH and Gathercole, V.C. (2009) Input characteristics of noun types in Welsh- and English-speaking mothers’ speech to infants. Journal of Celtic Language Learning, 14, 9 – 37.

Implementation Group to Welsh Assembly Government (2009). Intelligent Targets in Depression: Pilot Implementation Report to Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff, Oct 2009.

Reference Group to Welsh Assembly Government, (2009) All Wales Review of High Level Targets for Depression. Report to the Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff, April 2009.

Roberts, S.H. (2008) Psychiatric disorders and diabetes mellitus. Book Review. Primary Care and Community Psychiatry, 2008, 13 (1); 39-40 (2).

Roberts, S.H.,  Bedson, E., et al. (2007) Folate Augmentation of Treatment - Evaluation for Depression (FolATED): a protocol of randomised controlled Trial. BMC Psychiatry, 7 (65), 1-19.

Roberts, S.H., Woodall, A.A. et al. (2007) Emergency psychiatric assessments: effects of accessing clinical information on outcome. Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care, 2 (2), 97-102.

 

Grants and Funding (Past 10 years)

  • Finding a way forward for mental wellbeing – a coproduced mixed methods study (£17,000), Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Research and Development Department, 2015 (Lead investigator)
  • A literature review of the barriers to hearing aid use in the adult population, Service Support Costs (equivalent to approximate. £15,000), Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Research and Development Department, 2013 (Co-applicant)
  • A feasibility Study of the X-Box Kinect for Mental Health Service Users in the Community Mental Health Setting, Service Support Costs (equivalent to approximate. £10,000), Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Research and Development Department, 2011 - 2013  (CI)
  • Essential characteristics and components of a primary care mental health service, £4000, Wales Mental Health in Primary Care Network, 3 months, 2010 (CI)
  • Understanding incentives & barriers to attending a Healthy Living Group for people with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) in Wrexham, £10,000, North Wales Research Committee, 18 months, 2007 - 2009 (CI)
  • Addressing The Health Risks of Antipsychotic Medication (ATHRAM), £16,000, Mental Health Research Network Cymru, 63 months, 2006 - 2013 (CI)
  • Folate Augmentation of Treatment for Depression: A randomised, controlled trial (FOLATED), £1,500,000, Health Technology Assessment Programme, 57 months, 2006 - 2011 (PI)

Mental Health Research Network Cymru, £240,000, Welsh Assembly Government (WAG), 36 months, 2005 – 2008 (Co-applicant)