Ian Mckay


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1985-1986   Staff Nurse, Acute Admission Ward. Friern Barnet Hospital.

1986-1987   Staff Nurse, Interim Secure Unit. Friern Barnet Hospital.

1987-1988   Staff Nurse, Behavioural Psychotherapy Unit. St Luke’s Hospital, Muswell Hill, London.

1988-1989   Staff Nurse, Norvic Clinic. Norwich.

1989-1990   Community Psychiatric Nurse. Mid Anglia Community NHS Trust.

1990-2003   Community Psychiatric Nurse/ Deputy Team Leader. Local Health Partnerships NHS Trust.

2003-Present    Lecturer in Mental  Health, School of Nursing Sciences, UEA.


Initial training as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in Friern Barnet School of Nursing London 1982 – 1985.

Moved to St Luke’s Hospital, Muswell Hill London to work in the Specialist Behavioural Psychotherapy Unit with Vic Mayer and Ted Chesser.  

Worked as Community Psychiatric Nurse in Suffolk and Norfolk and as an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist from 2000 - 2012.

My specific areas of interest are in promoting rigorous assessment processes, developing warm therapeutic relationships, cognitive behavioural and behavioural psychotherapy, spirituality, and developing a deeper understanding of the recovery journey for service users from both a philosophical and practical perspective.

Teaching Interests

Module lead for module  5 BSc Nursing 

Menatl Health lead for second year of current BSc curriculum 

Mental health lead for complexity and innovation in practice 

Provide teaching on CBT and other  therapeutic interventions across pre and post registation HSC courses

Study days locally and regionally on Introduction to CBT, CBT for chronic disease / pain management, Motivational Interviewing, and post natal depression

Lecture capture and elluminate on Organisational Change for MSc Leadership and Management in Practice

Promoting authenticity and recovery 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being