Ben Parkinson

Dr., Senior Lecturer

  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

Dr. Ben Parkinson graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (2005). He has an MSc in Psychosocial Interventions (2015) and completed a PhD investigating mindfulness-based intervention with people experiencing anxiety and depression symptoms after stroke (2021). He has worked in Addiction Services, Primary Care Mental Health, Higher Education, and with NHS Education for Scotland. He is a Registered Nurse Teacher and a Senior Fellow with the Advance HE (Higher Education Academy). He is an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and clinical supervisor. Interests include mental health, psychological care after stroke, psychological therapies, education, mixed methods research, and research ethics.

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

PhD, Glasgow Caledonian University


Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of West of Scotland


MSc in Psychosocial Interventions (with distinction), University of West of Scotland


Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Queen Margaret University


University Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of Stirling


Bachelor of Nursing Degree - Mental Health (with distinction), Glasgow Caledonian University


COSCA Counselling Certificate, Glasgow Caledonian University


External positions

Associate Editor Evidence Based Nursing, BMJ/RCNi

1 Jul 2022 → …

Principal Educator (0.5 WTE), NHS Education for Scotland

May 2022 → …

Chair for the West of Scotland Research Ethics Committee 3, NHS Health Research Authority

2022 → …

Ethical Advice and Support Group, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Apr 2020Sep 2020

Editorial Advisory Board, Mental Health Practice (RCNi), Royal College of Nursing

Aug 2019May 2022

Vice-Chair for the West of Scotland Research Ethics Committee 3, NHS Health Research Authority


Expert member for the West of Scotland Research Ethics Committee 3, NHS Health Research Authority

2017 → …


  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychological therapy
  • Research ethics
  • Mixed methods
  • Systematic reviews
  • Education


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