Miss Crystal Morris

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About me

Passionate, enthusiastic and helpful; this is how some students have described myself. In 2007 I qualified as a mental health nurse and went on to undertake an interesting career working mostly with older adults with mental health difficulties, including those living with dementia. This included inpatient and community experience working for Hywel Dda Health Board in a rural area of Wales. Working within rural settings offers unique challenges and opportunities within healthcare, and I draw on these experiences to share with students.

I joined the University of the West of England in 2016 as a Lecturer of Mental Health and became a Senior Lecturer in 2018. I currently teach across the three year undergraduate Mental Health Nursing programme and on Continuing Professional Development modules such as 'Facilitating Learning and Assessment in Practice', 'Perinatal Mental Health for Health and Social Care Practitioners' , 'Complexities for Caring for Older People' and 'Supporting and Managing those at Risk of Suicide'.

I am passionate about older adult mental health, dementia care and effective, engaging, teaching and learning. I have completed a Master's in 'Education for the Health Professions' and am also interested in nurse education research. Supporting students, mentors and practice placements is also a large part of my role as the Academic in Practice for Gloucestershire (Mental Health).

Whether you are student, staff or external, I look forward to working with you.

Area of expertise

Areas of speciality:

  • Older Adult Mental Health
  • Dementia
  • Depression in later life
  • Teaching and Learning for Nursing

Other areas of interest:

  • Spirituality and Mental Health
  • Communication Skills
  • The Therapeutic Relationship
  • Compassionate Care
  • Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
  • Gender and LGBTQ awareness
  • Meeting the physical health needs of mental health service users
  • Evidence informed Teaching and Learning
  • Nurse Mentorship
  • Developing new educational resources

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