Staff profile

Helen Clarke

Programme Leader for 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 Professional Practice


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am the Programme Leader for BSc Mental Health Nursing. 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. In my role as Programme Lead I have a key role in taking an overview of the quality of the BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing programme.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach across the programme but my main responsiblities are in third year modules. This includes team working, leadership, management and quality improvement.

Professional interests

I have an interest in practice learning, community mental healthcare and leadership. I sit on a regional group looking at the new practice assessment documents.

Research interests

My research interests include leadership and transition to qualification.

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council - As a registered nurse (Mental Health) and as registured nurse teacher

Fellow of Higher Education Authority


Bachelor of Nursing (2:1)

Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership

MSc in Health and Social Care (due to complete January 2019)