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Working Papers in the Health Sciences

Grahame Smith


Grahame Smith is the subject head for allied health and centre lead for centre for collaborative innovation in dementia at the Faculty of Education, Health & Community, Liverpool John Moores University. Grahame is a registered mental health nurse and has recorded teacher status with the NMC as well being a senior fellow of the higher education academy, he teaches a wide range of mental health related subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level including mental health ethics and philosophy, descriptive psychopathology, personality disorders, dementia and leadership ethics. In terms of research he is generally interested in all things mental health nursing and is the editor/author of two generic mental health nursing books, he has a specific interest within the field of mental health ethics especially in how mental health nurses morally reason within a coercive context. Grahame has a lead role with a European funded project called Innovate Dementia, this is a three year project which started on the 1st April 2012. In essence this project is developing technological innovations within the dementia field, this product development process is being led by people living with dementia . He is a member of mental health nurse academics UK forum and the higher education for dementia network.

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