Denise Parker I am a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Liverpool John Moores University. I teach on the Pre-Registration BSc Mental Health Nursing Course, and run a Level 6 and a Level 7 Dementia CPD modules. Since qualifying in 1986 as a mental health nurse, I have thoroughly enjoyed my career. It has given me experience in working in a wide variety of mental health settings, in the NHS, the private and charity sector. This includes working with older people (in-patient setting, nursing home, day hospital and community, and from 2012 – 2015, working on the European ‘Innovate Dementia’ project). I have also worked in acute psychiatry in-patient and community setting (I spent many years as a community mental health nurse, culminating in being deputy manager of a CMHT).
Other experience has been in continuing care/rehabilitation and addictions. I have always been passionate about mental health care and education. I have an interest in mental health and design. I also on a personal level campaign for age appropriate services for young adults with serious, life-limiting and palliative care needs.