Research in Mental Health, Health and Social Care

Accelerating Research

The purpose of Research in Mental Health, Health and Social Care (MH2aSC) is  to provide a focus and to accelerate research in mental health, mental well-being and transformation and innovation practice.

For more information please see below, or visit our Research blog page and Twitter

What are we doing?

The Mental Health and Health and Social Care Research Group (MH2aSC)  brings together health and social care academics and practitioners.

Why is it important?

Key themes include Mental Health & Health and Social Care integration; Values Based Practice; Workforce Development and Service Innovation and Improvement.

How are we different?

We have a well developed network of international and national collaborators and offer PhD supervision. We also support the development of clinical academics and other early career researchers.



Academic Staff


Dr Christine Jackson

Senior Lecturer

Professor Tony Butterworth

Professor of Community Nursing

Dr Ros Kane

 Principal Lecturer

Dr Valeria Carroll

Senior Lecturer

Dr Paul Linsley

Principal Lecturer

Jim Rogers

Senior Lecturer

Paul Turner 

Senior Lecturer

Rob Goemans

Senior Lecturer 

Dr Janet Walker

Acting Deputy Head of School

Nigel Horner

Head of School of Health & Social Care

Heather Saunders

Placement Co-ordinator

Ian McGonagle 

Principal Lecturer

Associate Members 


Paul Barrett (nurse consultant)

Lincolnshire Partnership Trust/University of Lincoln – (Joint appointment)

Peter Bates 

National Development Team for Inclusion


Research Students


Aranya Rakhab 

PhD Student

Paul Turner

PhD Student

Ian McGonagle

PhD Student
Laura Marshall Masters Student 

Alison Booth

Masters Student 

Lizelle Bernhardt

Masters Student  

Kathryn Jack

Masters Student  

Lianne Wood

Masters Student  

Martin Scott

Masters Student 

Laura Miller

Masters Student 

Melanie Baker

 Masters Student 

Emma Clarke

Masters Student 

Ma2SC - Latest Outputs 

Inter-professional practice and education in health and social care

The modern landscape within which nursing is undertaken has two interrelated defining features: firstly, the importance of putting the patie...

Inclusive culture a condition for the development of education

This panel discussion was devoted to the principles of communication with disabled children and young people as a condition of inclusive cul...

Inclusive education in the UK: current developments, perspectives and practice realities

This article aims to explore inclusive education in the UK, particularly paying attention to the aspirations and the realities of practice. ...

Feedback for learning: facilitating a dialogue with students regarding their assessment performance

The presentation will be devoted to current practice to the staff feedback on assessment. Every year we receive NSS results, which seem to b...

Life course perspective on domestic abuse

This workshop offered the life course perspective on the impact of domestic abuse, particularly on the phenomenon known as cycle of domestic...

Emotional intelligence and barriers to communication

Emotional intelligence is centred in self-awareness, empathy and leadership, as well as communication, relatedness and personal resilience. ...

The particularities of the features combinations of a 'modal' psychology student

The Particularities of the Features Combinations of a 'Modal' Psychology Student

Evaluation of demand in a rural English hospital emergency department

The purpose of this article is to analyse the patient demand placed on a rural district general hospital (DGH) emergency department within t...

Combining methods to research an emergency department: a case study

The purpose of this article is to discuss and justify a research strategy to be used within a mixed methodology study of the enterprise cult...

The efficacy of the enterprise culture in the English NHS

This article examines the role and appropriateness of different research paradigms in exploring whether the enterprise culture (the NHS poli...