Staff profile

Helen Clarke

Senior Lecturer BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

Helen Clarke talking to a potential student at an Open Day




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Nursing and Midwifery


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a senior lecturer on the BSc Mental Health Nursing programme. Prior to working at the University of Derby I was working as a Practice Learning Lead in a local NHS Trust. My clinical experience is in a variety of adult community mental health teams including early intervention in Psychosis and primary care team.

My interests include leadership, quality improvement, mental health assessment and primary care. I am passionate about training our future workforce to provide high-quality care to the people who access mental health services. I am also the academic lead for the apprenticeship route on the BSc mental health nursing programme. 

Teaching responsibilities

I am part of the stage three team so I teach across all modules in the third year. I module lead the leadership for transition to registration module. 

Professional interests

I have an interest in practice learning, community mental healthcare and leadership. 

Research interests

My research interests include leadership and transition to qualification.

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