Nina Patterson

Job Role
Lecturer in Health and Well-being
Room
B35

Biography

I spent my childhood overseas (mainly in Asia) and graduated from an American High School in Taipei, Taiwan. I then returned to my homeland of Scotland where I completed an MA (Hons) Psychology degree at The University of Edinburgh. I have worked within the NHS in various health improvement/health promotion roles for 15 years. I have designed, delivered and evaluated health improvement interventions in both workplace and community settings, primarily focused on mental health & wellbeing. In the 5 years prior to coming to Wrexham Glyndŵr University, I was based within the Caia Park Health Team, Wrexham, as the Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner in a community-based health improvement service.

Qualifications

MA (Hons) Psychology

Level 5 Social Prescribing 

Research

  • Building emotional resilience in vulnerable communities.
  • Tackling the wider determinants of health inequalities.
  • Designing health interventions in workplace and community settings based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.
  • The potential of social prescriptions.

Courses

I lecture on the , and .  I teach the following modules – Professional Communication in a Health Context, Support and Empowerment in Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health, Stigma & Society, Fundamental Capabilities for Working in Health, Developing Social Prescribing (short course) and Fundamentals of Social Prescribing (short course).