Caroline Morton

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Caroline Morton




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Nursing and Midwifery


Derby Campus



I am a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing based at Kedleston Road. I have 25 years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse working in both inpatient and community areas.

I am Module Leader on the Foundations for Nursing Module (BSc Adult and Mental Health Nursing) at Kedleston Road.

This module introduces students to the fundamental knowledge and transferrable interpersonal skills to enable an understanding of the core values underpinning the role of the nurse. I am also part of the Module Team for Public Health (BSc Adult and Mental Health Nursing).

The role includes that of personal tutor to a group of students, open days, recruitment and selection and involvement in the Practice Team liasing with clinical staff and students in placement areas.

Teaching responsibilities

My current teaching responsibilities include Module Leader for Foundations for Nursing (BSc Adult and Mental Health Nursing) and I am a member of the lecturing team on the Public Health module (BSc Adult and Mental Health Nursing).

I also teach across the nursing curriculum and have been involved in inter-professional learning and teaching and Simulated Practice. 

Membership of professional bodies


Experience in industry

I have worked as a Registered Nurse in both Inpatient and Community Mental Health. This includes an Older Adult Assessment Ward, Acute Adult Inpatient Ward, Community Mental Health Teams, and an Early Intervention Service for young people aged 14-35 experiencing or thought to be at risk of developing psychosis. As part of this role, I was involved in the planning and delivery of a programme of teaching to primary care and NHS Trust staff and liaison with schools and colleges.

I have also been involved in the development of an eating disorder service. I have facilitated therapeutic groups for people with lived experience. 

In each of these practice areas, I have had a responsibility to act as mentor to student nurses and deliver inter-professional teaching.