Sam Chapman

Position: Senior Lecturer

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Health Care Practice

Subject area: Pre Qualification Health Care

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Sam is a Senior Lecturer across pre registration nursing for both adult and mental health fields. She has worked as a mental health nurse since 2000 and as a Specialist Practitioner since 2005, working in acute mental health inpatient units, Assertive Outreach and within Mental Health Promotion.  The majority of Sam's clinical experience has been with people experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems including psychosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, personality disorder and substance misuse. Sam has experience of working closely with people who hear voices and engaging service users who are reluctant and difficult to engage in care services. 

Sam has worked for 6 years in education and has experience in skills and simulation learning.  Sam is simulaton lead for mental health nursing at University of Derby.

Professional interests

Academic writing and research


Public mental health and health promotion

Mental health promotion within primary schools and the use of a whole school approach

Research interests

Promoting mental health within primary schools


Academic writing

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council - RMN, Specialist Practitioner MH, Nurse Educator.

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