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Judith Devine

PositionMental Health Nursing Lecturer and Admissions Tutor
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Telephone01274 236343

Research Interests (key words only)

History of mental health nursing, recruitment, admissions and achievement, the arts and healthcare.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Module Leader year 3 Transition to Registered Nursing Practice
  • Teaching and/or assessment involvement in all pre-registration nursing modules
  • Supervisor of final stage Masters students

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Mental Health Admissions Tutor
  • Joint Programme Lead – BSc Nursing (2017 curriculum)


Registered Mental Health nurse since 1988. Clinical experience includes 9 years as a staff nurse on acute mental health wards and 7 years as a senior clinician and team leader in community mental health teams, plus experience as a Locality and Development Manager for a Primary Care Trust.

Working in nurse education since 2004 and part of the mental health lecturing team at the University of Bradford since 2005.

Study History

  • MSc Nursing (2012)
  • Lecturer/ Health Educator (2009)
  • BSc(hons) Specialist Practitioner Community Mental health Nursing (2003)
  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing (1992)
  • Registered Mental Nurse (1988)
  • BA (Hons) Classical Studies (1985)

Professional Activities

  • External Examiner - University of Ulster (2013 – 2017 )
  • Part time appointment Leeds Foundation Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust since 2013


Devine J and Barton Wright P (2014) The impact of the First World War on asylums in the UK, British Journal of Mental Health Nursing,  Devine J and Elson S (2009)

How to apply for nurse training, British Journal of Healthcare Assistants

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