PhD, MPH, Msc, Bsc, RMN
Walter has an unusual breadth of education and work experience, having begun his career in the food sciences before moving on into mental health nursing, and now education. Since graduating as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2003, Walter has worked in both the NHS and the private sector, in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient and secure forensic environments, in England and Wales.
Walter was awarded a PhD in Health and Wellbeing from Sheffield Hallam University in December 2018. He also holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Sheffield, an MSc in Total Quality Management from Nottingham Trent University, an Advanced Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from the University of Sheffield, and a BSc. Biological Science (Honours) degree from the University of Zimbabwe.
Walter’s teaching is wide in scope but his focus is on the assessment, interventions and management of specialist groups in Mental Health. He teaches on the Bsc. Nursing undergraduate program, of which he is currently the module leader for the ‘Specialist Groups in Mental Health’ module. Walter also teaches on the postgraduate Public Health programs, and specialist continuing professional development courses. Walter has an interest in interdisciplinary research that provides unique solutions by combining knowledge and skills from across disciplines such as nursing, psychology, sociology and anthropology. His research areas of interest includes alcohol, gender, ethnicity, stress, and health inequalities in the context of mental health and wellbeing.
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