Christine Cartwright

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing


Christine has been a senior lecturer in mental health nursing since 2013. Previous roles have included field lead for pre-registration mental health nurse programmes and mental health course lead for Foundation Degree/ Apprenticeship pathways for Mental Health workers across the West Midlands.

As a registered mental health nurse and working for over 25 years in clinical practice, Christine has worked predominantly in the community with people of later life. During her career she has had a range of opportunities including leading and developing community services, interagency working, inpatients and community units, and hospital liaison services. Roles have included project lead, modern matron, specialist nurse practitioner and leading locality community mental health services for older people.


Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Professional Education (PGCHPE)

Meriden Behavioural Family Therapy - Trained-Trainer Course (Meriden Family Programme)

MSc Applied Studies in Ageing and Mental Health

Infection Control

Post Graduate Certificate in Ageing and Mental Health

Independent/Supplementary Nurse Prescribing

Medication Management – Mental Health

ENB Specialist Practitioner (Community Mental Health Nursing)

ENB Higher Award in Nursing

BSc (Hons) Community Health Nursing

Diploma Higher Education - Nursing Studies

Registered Nurse – Mental Health



• Compassion and value-based approaches to care
• Loneliness – impacts on health
• Care of the older person


Pre-registration nurse programmes 


Hayes L. and Cartwright C. (2021) `Using Health Promotion to Support Healthy Ageing`, Nursing Standard

Hayes L. and Cartwright C. (2021) `Self-Neglect and Loneliness in Older Age` in McSherry W., Rykkje L., Thornton S. (2021) “Understanding Ageing for Nurses and Therapists: A Practical Resource for Those Working in Health and Social Care”, Springer Publishers

Cust F., Alderson L., and Cartwright C. (2019) “Evaluating a Conference Based Approach to Inter-professional Education (IPE) for Pre-Registration Students”, Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning