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Mr James Wilson RMN, BSc (Honours), MSC, PCAP

Lecturer in Mental Health

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James is an award winning lecturer and a leading national practitioner of innovative use of interactive theatre within learning and teaching environments. Although broadly mental health focussed James’s clinical specialist areas include dementia and managing aggression.

James produces and publishes bespoke interactive theatre learning experiences for a wide variety of audiences. For more information visit OPUS (Opportunities at the University of Southampton) website.

HEAT (Higher Education Academic Theatre)

Oh, that God would give us the very smallest of gifts To be able to see ourselves as others see us It would save us from many mistakes and foolish thoughts We would change the way we look and gesture and to how and what we apply our time and attention. (Robert Burns: Last verse of ‘To a Louse’ 1785)

Leading practitioner in advancing the innovative use of forum theatre and related techniques in learning and teaching environments

Although broadly mental health focussed, Specialist areas include:

Practice and promote innovative, evidence based and meaningful learning opportunities

Advisory board membership

2000 – present - Higher Education in Dementia Network

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Student Nursing Times Award
Student Nursing Times Award
HSJ 2015 Awards Finalist
HSJ 2015 Awards Finalist

Research interests

Driving innovation in learning and teaching in healthcare with particular focus on the use of forum theatre in education

Understanding and managing the journey of care experience in Dementia

Understanding and managing the difficult situations specifically conflict and aggression

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Expertise in the teaching of Mental Health and ill health
Specialist practice in creating meaningful interactive and dialogic learning experiences using a wide variety of teaching resources

Active collaboration in creating person-centred Dementia care packages that develop knowledge and inquiring minds
Innovative management of violence and aggression experiences

Mr James Wilson
University of Southampton Health Sciences Building 67 Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 67/3035

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