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 Dean Whybrow

Dean Whybrow

Mental Health Nursing Field Manager

School of Healthcare Sciences

+44 (0)29 206 87837
Room 2F19, 2nd Floor, Cardigan House, Heath Campus, Cardiff, CF14 4XN
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Dean Whybrow is a lecturer in mental health nursing

Prior to becoming a lecturer at Cardiff University I worked as a community mental health nurse in an occupationally focused clinical setting. Following on from this I specialized in talking therapies and worked as a clinical nurse specialist. This role involved providing individual or group based therapy, clinical supervision and training to other healthcare professionals. In addition to this clinical role I also worked as a visiting researcher.

Honours and awards

2010              Ruth Carter prize for innovative practice

2012               Ruth Carter prize for service development

2012 Portsmouth City News: Mental Health Worker of the Year

Professional memberships

Nursing and Midwifery Council

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

EMDR UK and Ireland

Academic positions

Visiting Researcher at King's College London

Speaking engagements

A range of speaking engagements that have included presentations about mental health nursing in challenging environments, psychiatric liaison, accessible forms of enquiry and cognitive behavioural therapy.

I am interested in all aspects to the undergraduate nursing programme. I have a particular interest in evidence-based practice and in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

My current research focus is organizational health and wellbeing. Previous published work includes:

Whybrow, D., Jones, N., Evans, C., Minshall, D., Smith, D. and Greenberg, N. 2015. The mental health of deployed UK maritime forces. Occupational and Environmental Medicine.Epub ahead of print.

Whybrow, D., Jones, N. and Greenberg, N. 2015. Promoting organizational well-being: a comprehensive review of Trauma Risk Management. Occupational Medicine. E-pub.

Wesson, M., D. Whybrow, M. Gould and N. Greenberg. 2013. An Initial Evaluation of the Clinical and Fitness for Work Outcomes of a Military Group Behavioural Activation Programme. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Epub ahead of print.

Wesson, M., D. Whybrow, N. Greenberg and M. Gould. 2013. Clinical supervision in a UK military Department of Community Mental Health. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corp, Epub ahead of print.

Whybrow, D. 2013. Psychiatric nursing liaison in a combat zone: An autoethnography. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 20(10), 896-901.

Whybrow, D., N. Jones and N. Greenberg. 2012. Corporate knowledge of psychiatric services available in a combat zone. Military Medicine, 178(2), e241-e247.

Whybrow, D. 2012. Behavioural Activation (BA) for the treatment of depression in military personnel: A comprehensive review. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corp, 159,15-20.

Whybrow, D. 2005. My Mental Health. Mental Health Practice, 8(6), 34.