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Mrs Nessie Shia
Lecturer (Education)

Mary Seacole 2nd Floor,Bay 32


I am a registered Mental Health Nurse, Lecturer (Education) in Nursing, APEL Co-ordinator on Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme. Within this role, I lead and teach on Mental Health & Wellbeing module for both BSc and PGDip level, lead and teaching BSc Evidence Based Practice, module lead and supervise dissertation students for MSc degree.  I take an active interest in mental health research and found my passion in teaching and learning.

Prior to becoming a lecturer, I worked within the NHS as both an adult and community mental health nurse. My community clinical experience involved implementing a primary care project established a strong link with GPs and primary health care professionals. l designed and implemented a mental health training programme for practice nurses, district nurses, health visitors and GPs. I involved in teaching communication skills to medical students, teaching mental health topics to a range of health and social care professionals and volunteers. I championed a local Evidence Based Practice group and successfully secured a small nursing bursary for a mental health improvement project for people who presented with first episode of psychosis.


NMC registered RMN

MSc Mental Health Interventions

Certificate in Counselling

NMC Registered Teacher




I am the module lead for BSc and PGDip Mental Health & Wellbeing, BSc Evidence Based Practice and MSc dissertation for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme.

Newest selected publications

Shia, N. (2016) 'Shia, N. (2016)Part 2: Treatment options for children and young adults with depression.'. Nursing in Practice. pp. 47 - 49. ISSN: 1322-7114

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Shia, N. (2016) 'Part 1: Depression in Young Adults - prevalence and challenges'. Nursing in Practice, 90. pp. 83 - 86. ISSN: 1473-9445 Open Access Link

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Banning, M. and Shia, N. (2014) 'Perceptions of Breast Cancer Screening in Older Chinese Women: A Meta-Ethnography'. Global Journal of Breast Cancer Research, 2 (1). pp. 8 - 18.Open Access Link

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Richardson, A. and Shia, N. (2013) 'Testing time for risk tool'. Occupational health, 65 (8). pp. 20 - 22. ISSN: 0029-7917 Open Access Link

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Shia, N. and Alabi, O. (2013) 'An evaluation of male partners' perceptions of antenatal classes in a National Health Service hospital: Implications for service provision in London'. Journal of Perinatal Education, 22 (1). pp. 30 - 38. ISSN: 1058-1243

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