Dr Andrew Walsh is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing and STEAMhouse Academic Coordinator for the faculty of Health, Education and Life sciences (HELS). Within HELS he is a module leader on the mental health nursing course, he teaches research methods on the professional practice course as well as being a supervisor for students studying towards doctoral qualifications.
He has completed research projects into student nurse learning approaches and his most recent research has involved supporting a study into the mental health of doctoral research students. As well as publishing research he has presented at national and international conferences.
Prior to joining BCU Andrew worked in NHS mental health care for over 20 years. During this time he was a ward manager, a community psychiatric nurse and he also supported mental health care provision within primary health care services in South Birmingham.
Andrew’s EdD focused on social learning pedagogy and as part of this he studied communities of practice and Activity theory as well as developing an interest in distributed cognition. Andrew is interested in using digital technology to explore individual empathic responses, he is generally interested in exploring the role of technology to explore and to enhance interpersonal interactions and he is currently working on a research project using facial recognition technology. As part of Andrew’s work with STEAMhouse he is helping to support members with a range of projects