I have a background in applied social science teaching, particularly on nursing, social work and health and social care courses. I have worked in a number of different colleges and universities as a tutor and also as an academic writer of courses and course materials. I trained and worked as both a mental health nurse and a teacher and have found that the combination of skills this gives me is often very helpful where students need additional support. My main areas of interest are mental health, critical and sociological approaches to the provision of care and support and the development of accessible learning materials. In addition to teaching and writing, I have also worked as a student mental health mentor with undergraduate students in Oxford and as an examiner for a number of examination boards.
The supportive, friendly environment of Ruskin, together with its history of genuinely seeking to widen participation in education that transforms people’s lives attracted me to work at the College. The combination of further and higher education and the applied social science focus of many courses at Ruskin also makes the college an attractive place for me to work.
Walsh, M (2018) Social Science for Nurses – An A to Z Guide, Lantern Publishing
Walsh, M and Tait, D (2014), Sociology for Health Carers (2nd edition), Cengage Learning EMEA, Andover, Hants
Reynolds, J.C., Heller, T., McCormick, M., Muston, R., ., Leach, J. and Walsh, M. (eds) (2009) Mental Health Still Matters, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
Walsh, M and Wigens, L (2003) Introduction to Research for Nursing and Health Care, Nelson Thornes, Cheltenham.
Flanagan, C, Liddle, R and Walsh, R (2019) BTEC National Applied Psychology: Book 1, Illuminate Publishing
Walsh M, (2019) GCSE Health and Social Care and Childcare for WJEC, Illuminate Publishing