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Qualifications

RMN; RNT; Dip. Mental Health Nursing (Wales); BSc (hons); PgCEd; MSc Care of the Older Person

About

Owain joined the university as an hourly paid lecturer in 2014 teaching across a number of modules linked to professional practice in health and social care.
Prior to this Owain worked in the NHS as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and paid trade union convenor for the Royal College of Nursing and ABMU Local Health Board. During his time working for the NHS Owain has been involved with several organisation changes and was the staff side lead for the NHS Job Evaluation process at ABMU LHB. He has also chaired the Health Boards Partnership board. Owain has also held the roles of Professional Officer for the Royal College of Nursing and as a Human Resource Officer for the Local Health Boards.
Owain holds roles outside the university and is an honorary nurse consultant for Swansea Bay Health Board, and the co-chair of HEDN (Higher Education Dementia Network). He was also a Royal College of Nursing Welsh Board member until September 2019.
Owain became a lecturer in 2015 and a senior lecturer in 2017 taking on the role of course leader for the Health and Social Care Management degree at Glyntaff Campus.

Experience

Senior Lecturer 2017 – present
Lecturer 2015 – 2017
Hourly paid Lecturer 2014 – 2016
Royal College of Nursing (ABMU LHB) Steward 2004 – 2017
Older Persons Mental Health Nurse – ABMU LHB
Older Persons Mental Health Nurse – Powys tLHB
Professional Officer – Royal College of Nursing
Human Resources Officer – Powys Teaching Local Health Board

Responsibilities

Course Leader for the Health & Social Care Management degree

Module leadership
Level 4 – Employability Skills
Level 5 – Communities and Society
Level 5 – Professional Development in Health & Social Care
Level 5 – Science & Intervention
Level 6 – Train the Trainer
Level 6 – Contemporary Issues in Health Social Care
Level 6 – Professional Development in Health & Social Care
Level 6 – Project Module

Publications

Richardson, M., Jones, O., Wallace, C., Williams, S. (2017) Universities and third sector working in partnership to co-deliver accredited, community mental health training. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, Volume 19, Number 1, pp. 77-94(18)

Conferences

The Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) and The Community Research and Engagement Network seminar and discussion series (2017) Gwent Archives – Discussion chair.

Jones, O., Richardson, M. & Williams, S. (2016) Universities and third sector working in partnership to co-deliver accredited, community mental health training. Universities Association of Lifelong Learning. Oxford.

Richardson, M, & Jones, O. (2016) Accreditation, widening participation and community engagement – a new research focus for the Mental Health First Aid (Wales) and its trainers. Mental Health First Aid conference, Llandrindod Wells.

Awards – The Universities Association for Lifelong Learning Awards (UALL) 2017. Accrediting the Mental Health First Aid (Wales) – innovations in lifelong learning. https://www.uall.ac.uk/uall-awards-2017

Memberships

Royal College of Nursing
Fellow Higher Education Academy
Nurse Midwifery Council
Higher Education Dementia Network (HEDN) – https://www.dementiauk.org/for-healthcare-professionals/hedn-and-curriculum-for-dementia-education/

External

Mental Health Reviewer – Health Care Inspectorate Wales 2014 – 2017
Royal College of Nursing Wales – Welsh Board Member
Training in MIND – Board member 2015 – 2017
Co Chair – Higher Education Dementia Network 2018 – https://www.dementiauk.org/for-healthcare-professionals/hedn-and-curriculum-for-dementia-education/

Consultancy

Honorary Nurse Consultant – ABMU LHB

Areas of Expertise

Care of the older person
Dementia Care
Mental Health & Widening Participation

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