Clare Brizzolara


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Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Health Team and have a background in mental health nursing. My early career as a staff nurse was working in a regional inpatient unit for individuals experiencing eating disorders and affective disorders and spent eight years working as a Community Psychiatric Nurse before joining the University of Sunderland. This was a diverse, and at times, challenging role, supporting people with severe and complex mental health issues to achieve a sense of wellness and recovery.

Since working at the University, I have been involved in leading undergraduate and postgraduate education around psychosocial interventions, and introducing the subject of mental health across a number of undergraduate courses such as BSc (Hons) Public Health, BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and Out of Hospital Care and BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing.

Teaching and supervision

I am Module Leader for Public Mental Health; Communication, Empathy and Understanding in Health and lead deliverer for Understanding the Bio-psychosocial Principles of Health and Wellbeing.

I deliver and contribute towards the mental health related topics on BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice, BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing Practice and BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and Out of Hospital Care.

Research interests for potential research students

  • Physical and mental wellbeing
  • Public mental health
  • Developing understanding of mental health issues

Publications

Number of items: 4.

Article

Coulthard, K, Patel, D, Brizzolara, Clare, Morriss, R and Watson, S (2013) A feasibility study of expert patient and community mental health team led bipolar psychoeducation groups: implementing an evidence based practice. BMC Psychiatry. (In Press)

Hayes, Catherine and Brizzolara, Clare (2009) Making rhetoric a reality: effective capacity building in mental health care provision. British Journal of Nursing, 18 (16). pp. 990-994. ISSN 0966-0461

Book Section

Hayes, Catherine and Brizzolara, Clare (2016) Severe Mental Illness Explained. In: Textbook of Podiatric Medicine. M & K Publishing.

Brizzolara, Clare and Hayes, Catherine (2015) Understanding Complex Mental Illness. In: Textbook of Podiatric Medicine. M&K Publishing, UK.

This list was generated on Thu Sep 19 18:26:14 2019 BST.
  • Severe and complex mental health issues
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Psychological formulation
  • Working with families and carers
  • Registered Nurse in Mental Health
  • MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Recovery in Psychosis and Complex Mental Health Issues

Last updated 10 September 2019