Paul Anthony

Senior Lecturer

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I qualified as a mental health nurse in 1989 and subsequently worked for 10 years in both inpatient and community based mental health services. On completion of an MSc in Advanced Practice (Mental Health) in 1999 I became interested in cognitive behavioural therapy and subsequently trained as a psychotherapist and am now an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

I have worked as a part time cognitive behavioural psychotherapist from 2003 specialising in Occupational Mental Health and working with a range of common mental health problems. This role has involved working with both public and private sectors. During this period I have also contributed to the development of Specialist Practice programmes within the Faculty and have also taken an active role in research.

My current role combines a strong emphasis on nurse education whilst maintaining a direct clinical role.

Academic qualifications

Registered Nurse (mental health) at Mid Staffordshire School of Nursing, Stafford
MSc in Advanced Practice in Mental Health (Staffordshire University)
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies (Liverpool University)
Post Graduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education (Staffordshire University)
Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods (Staffordshire University)

2001 Accredited Member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching
2001 Registered Nurse Tutor- Nursing and Midwifery Council
2005 Accredited with British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.


Evidence based Practice
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Occupational Mental health
Reflective practice
Study skills

Research interests

Service Unser Involvement and participation
Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy
Management of sickness-absence in work place
Evaluation of training in CBT


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Reflective practice


Anthony, P. Crawford. P (2000) Service User Involvement In Care Planning : The Mental Health Nurse’s Perspective. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 7 pp. 425-434

Anthony,P. (2002) Lesbians and Mental Health: Are we Helping or Hindering? Mental Health Practice,5,pp14-19
Crawford,P. Brown,B. Anthony,P. Hicks,C (2002) Reluctant Empiricists: community mental health nurses and the art of evidence based praxis. Health and Social Care in the Community 10 (4) pp.287-298
Nutthal,A. Anthony,P (2003) RoadSafety and the Driver with Dementia: Shifting the Debate up a Gear. Nursing Older People 15 (1) pp18-21
Boath,EH, Bradley,EJ, Anthony,P (2004) User Views of two Alternative Approaches to the Treatment of PND. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 22 (1) pp.13-24

Conference Presentations:

Anthony, P (2002) Evidence Based Practice and Community Mental Health Nursing. 7th European Mental Health Nursing Conference, Copenhagen
Anthony, P (2005) The Role of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Occupational Health and the management of sickness-absence. Occupational Health Conference, Brindley Place, Birmingham
Anthony, P (2008) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Youth Offending. Annual YOS
Conference, Uttoxeter Racecourse, Uttoxeter
Anthony, P (2009) The Real Cost of Sickness-Absence: A Cognitive Behavioural Perspective. Royal College of Nursing Mental Health Conference, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

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