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Mrs Claire Harris

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Professional biography

Prior to taking up the post of Staff Tutor in Nursing with The Open University,  I was a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health for over 10 years working within both pre and post registration nursing programmes and allied health professions.

My broad areas of interest within HE are curriculum design, practice based learning and the impact of organisational culture on student learning. My particular interest is in liminality, professional socialisation, transition and threshold concepts in mental health nurse education. I also closely follow developments in military psychological trauma, working with psychosis and student mental health.

As a practitioner I worked in a number of clinical roles over almost 15 years- treating veterans suffering with psychological injury, working within an intensive rehabilitation service and working in acute psychiatry.

I have a Masters degree in Education, (PGCE, PGDip Health and Social Care Education route), a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse.

 

Research interests

Liminality, professional socialisation, transition and threshold concepts in mental health nurse education.

Salutogenesis and adult learning.

Service User and Carer roles in nurse education

Teaching interests

Evidence based practice

Practice learning 

Complex mental health

Clinical decision making

Leadership