Mo Ghoorun

Mo Ghoorun


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    Commenced working at Edge Hill University as a Lecturer in Nurse Education in November 2020- specialising within my field and background of Mental Health Nursing, though working as a staff member supporting and delivering teaching to current 3rd Year BSc (Hons) Nursing Programmes, MSc, MNSW and Non-Medical Prescribing Programmes.

    In August 2023, I was promoted to a Senior Lecturer in Nurse Education (Mental Health) following successful Progression application in-house.

    I am a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) with the NMC since 2003, as well as a Registered Independent / Supplementary Nurse Prescriber since 2012

    I am also a Personal Tutor to a number of Students on the BSc (Hons) Nursing Programme, as well as being an Academic Assessor to Students in Practice on both BSc and MSc programmes.

    I have completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE), in October 2022, and am a Fellow in the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

    I have a vast experience of 18 years clinical practice as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) in Acute Inpatient (PICU, Forensic), Community Settings (Assertive Outreach, CMHT, Early Intervention, Older Persons), Criminal Justice / Liaison and Diversion as well as Leadership and Management within CMHTs as well. This covers the whole adult lifespan working with Adults and Older Persons in my time in clinical practice. I have worked in East Anglia, South of England, Lake District and the North West of the UK as a Senior Nurse.

    Qualified as a Non Medical Prescriber in 2012

    In this role at Edge Hill to date, I have developed a great level of Leadership roles to date. This includes leading on the development of two key assessments in the final year of the BSc Nursing Pre-Registration Programme and working closely with the internal boards in relation to any changes and updates to these as well as managing the overall management of the assessment via allocation of timetabling, delegation to academic colleagues in relation to assessment timetabling, and engaging with external skateholders such as external examiners.

    I am the Nursing Field Advisor in relation to establishing Mental Health nursing content within the entire pre-registration curriculums across the faculty. This entails my leadership in ensuring that the identity of Mental Health Nursing is instilled throughout the pre-registration programmes in line with the NMC (2018) Standards by working with other Field Advisors and developing a Symposia Group whereby external colleagues are invited to facilitate specific field-based learning to students. Furthermore, I delegate to other lecturers, the development of the Mental Health Field element to other years in the BSc Cohorts as well as the MSc and MNSW Programmes, and facilitate monthly meetings in a supportive / supervisory role in this regard.

    Additionally I am a Year of Sudy Lead for the January BSc Nursing Year 3. I have the responsibiities of overall leadership and co-ordination with regards to the delivery of the Year of Study insofar of the day to day seamless running and delivery of the curriculum for Year 3. I work very closely with fellow Year of Study Leads and Programme Leads.

    External engagement

    In regards to external networks, I am an active member of the Mental Health Academics Network UK (MHAUK) this being a collective membership of a number of Mental Health Nursing Academics from other universities / higher education institutions across the UK.

    Having joined MHAUK, we are linking with other HEI’s nationally, hence sharing good practice and learning from each other. In this respect, we bring back relevant policy data and reporting relevant for inclusion from a mental health nursing perpective within the Edge Hill nursing curriculum and delivery.

    Additionally, I am a member of the NMP Zone - is an online community, developed to support the growing range of professions involved in Non-medical Prescribing. The NMP Zone is run by a group of universities and provides a fantastic place to network, share best practice and get involved in projects related to Non-Medical Prescribing – given this is an area of practice which I specialise in, I am keen to engage with the group and again support integration of non-medical prescribing within our pre-registration programmes, with an emphasis upon mental health nursing within this.

    I also maintain very strong links with the previous Mental Health NHS Trusts that I worked for in Greater Manchester, and form strong alliances with previous colleagues and staff in networking with these professionals externally in order to provide learning opportunities for our nursing students at Edge Hill. As already mentioned, this is principally via the Masterclasses and Symposia lead sessions, but also having established myself as a key stakeholder in the development of student nurses into practice as registered nurses. This has meant in recent years in my role at Edge Hill, to forge very strong working relationships with the NHS trusts locally where student nurses from Edge Hill University are placed.

    I am one of the External Examiners for the BSc Nursing (Mental Health) Programmes at Univrsity of West London. This role started in 2022.


    I specialise in a range of teaching activity within the faculty.  These include:

    • Medication Management / Pharmacology / Non-Medical Prescribing
    • Psychosis management and intervention
    • Crisis Management in Mental Health
    • Forensic / Criminal Justice Mental Health
    • Policy influences on Mental Health Nursing
    • Mental Health Promotion and interface with Public Health
    • Clinical Supervision and Reflection in Mental Health Nursing
    • Safeguarding complex cases in Mental Health Nursing
    • Applying Simulation to Mental Health Nurse Training
    • Micro, Miso and Macro approaches to Nursing Care
    • Managing complexity in contemporary healthcare

    Research interests

    My Interests include

    • Mental Health Nursing Students experience of Community Mental Health Care and the implications of Safeguarding in Practice. How does this influence management of complex cases in practice ?
    • Experiences of Ethnic Minority Mental Health Nursing Students with pre-registration Nursing programmes, and their perception of virtual learning
    • Positive Benefits of using Simulation in Pre-Registration Mental Health Nurse Programmes.
    • Mental Health Student Nurses experiences and knowledge of Pharmacology and Medication Management / Optimisation throughout their programme - is this consolidated in clinical placements ?

    I have submitted a paper (awaiting approval) in relation to Ethnic Minority Nursing Students experiences of using Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


    Wagstaff, C., Kaur-Aujla, H., Ghoorun, M., Arat, S., Simbani, N., & Ramtohul, A. (2023). Reflections on problems that could explain the glass ceiling for black mental health nurse academics. Mental Health Nursing, February/ March 2023, 10-12.

    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

    Education/Academic qualification

    Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), PGCert, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 21 Oct 2022

    Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), PGCert, Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), Edge Hill University

    19 Jan 202126 Apr 2021

    Award Date: 7 Jul 2021

    Non-Medical Prescibing, MSc, NMC V300 (Non-Medical Prescribing), University of Surrey

    Award Date: 30 Nov 2012

    Nursing, BSc, Nursing Practice, University of East Anglia

    Award Date: 25 Jul 2006

    Nursing (Diploma of Higher Education), Other, Diploma HE Nursing, University of East Anglia

    Award Date: 18 Jan 2003

    Other positions

    External Examiner - BSc Nursing (Mental Health), University of West London

    20 Jul 2023 → …


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