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Mr Alex Nute  -  RMN, BA(Hons), MSc, PGCE


Mr Alex Nute
Position:Associate Lecturer: Mental Health

Telephone:+44 (0)29 20 917781
Extension:7781
Location:Room 615, 6th Floor, Eastgate House, 35 - 43 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 OAB

 Main Roles and Responsibilities

I am aligned to the Mental Health Nursing pre-registration programme and am active in teaching through all three years of the programme (with particular input on the 'Engaging with the client in the mental health context' module in year two). I am also acting as a personal tutor and link lecturer.

I am currently employed by Cardiff and Vale UHB in a dual role.  My substantive post is that of clinical teacher and as such I have a broad experience of helping to inspire and maintain practice learning environments across the Mental Health Division and beyond and in preparing and developing mentors to work across generic healthcare settings with all fields of nursing students.  I have also taken a significant role in establishing courses and modules to meet local, national and professional standards such as in Mentorship and the BN CFP, and prior to taking up the Associate Lecturer secondment acted as vice chair of the All Wales Practice Facilitators Forum.

At present however my practice away from the University is that of Clinical Educator for the mental health division of Cardiff and Vale. This role carries many diverse responsibilities from delivery of in-house training programmes to implementation of service improvement initiatives.  I am currently developing and interest in supervision strategies and coaching.

Prior to taking on the clinical teacher role in 2004 I managed the neuropsychiatry day and in-patient services at Whitchurch Hospital.  I have also worked in acute admission and psychiatric ICU.

Academic Interests

My interests span the developmental process for health care workers with a specific focus on role transition from student nurse to registered professional.  Allied to this is an ongoing exploration of the philosophical construction of mental health nursing and its relation to practice.  I also hope to develop my knowledge in the area of coaching both for service improvement and for the role of the nurse facilitating management of enduring health problems.