Staff profile

Dr Elizabeth Collier

Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing




College of Health and Social Care


School of Nursing and Professional Practice

Research centre

Health and Social Care Research Centre


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am employed at Derby University as a senior lecturer in mental health nursing and I have current Nursing & Midwifery council (NMC) mental health nursing registration.  I also have a teaching qualification registered with the NMC. 

I teach on BSc and MSc pre-registration mental health nursing and interprofessional programmes. I supervise doctoral students and have 2 PhD completions. I have external examiner experience at masters & doctorate level. I also have experience of facilitating continuing professional development (CPD) and consultancy activities in dementia, mental health awareness and mental health in older people.  My research experience covers a wide range of subjects and tends to be focused on qualitative methods.  

Teaching responsibilities

Professional interests

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

September 2018

24th Mental Health Nursing Research Conference. Concurrent paper: Tackling the inescapable. What matters in mental health care for older people. 12-14th September. 

September 2016

April 2016

October 2015

Sept 2015

Sept. 2014 

Experience in industry

International experience

Additional interests and activities

Journal Article Reviews

Doctoral examinations (1 PhD by publication & 1 Prof doc. completed)

Prof. Doc. Supervision (ongoing)

Melvin Bradley, University of Salford. The effect of co-production on mental health

Christine Heaton, University of Salford. An ethnographic study of emergency response to falls in older people

Completed PhDs

Sue Bellass 2016 Intergenerational Experiences of Young Onset Dementia: A Qualitative Longitudinal Study

Siphiwe Carol Nxumalo-Ngubane  2016 The Experiences, Perceptions and Meaning of Recovery for Swazi women living with Sifo Sengcondvo - 'schizophrenia'.

External Examiner Sheffield University 2014-2018 MSc Dementia Studies


Most recent:

University of Salford and North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust: Health Education England funded Mental Health Liaison Team training pilot. April -September 2018.

The Law Society. Communication with older people seminars (Feb/March 2018);  


Research bid reviews

Higher Education for Dementia Network (HEDN)

Alzheimers Society Dementia Champion and Dementia Friend

Scientific Committee member for 7th International Nurse Educational Conference (NET/NEP) 2018


2017 £70,000 With North West Boroughs & Health Education England. Mental Health Liaison Team Training pilot.

Mental Health Liaison Training Pilot Lead Gary Lamph

2014   £165,000 Knowledge Transfer Partnership. Education of care workers and carers in an intervention to improve relationships with people with dementia. With Six Degrees mental health social enterprise.  Lead Dr Tracey Williamson & Dr Phil McAvoy

2013 €400,000 POSaDEM Pan-European Masters programme in dementia. A collaborative project with Austria, Ireland, Finland, Holland, UK Lead Dr Natalie Yates-Bolton & Prof. Martin Johnson

Recent publications

Last 10 years: Reports, journal articles, editorials and book chapters,


Journal Articles



Book chapters