28 April 2023 | JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel
Winner of the Educator of the Year, 2021 SNTA. A mental health nurse, educator and positive psychologist. David holds the belief that an effective lecturer is one who believes and inspires their students, who can support and challenge. He further believes that this lecturer is a team player, working with and leading colleagues in new ways. These factors are demonstrated in his practice, so he has won most inspirational tutor of the year on four different occasions within Buckinghamshire New University. David has been in mental health (with a diversion into learning disability working) since 1977. Examples of Research and publications include staff and patients experience of seclusion, a new model of flourishing, use of forum theatres in education, supporting students in practice, autism, fear related to Covid including aspects of compassion and post-traumatic stress. He teaches nurses from all fields up to master’s levels and has recently been teaching mental health, wellbeing, and mental illness to educators.