Ben Parkinson

Dr., Senior Lecturer

  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

Ben is a Senior Lecturer who graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (2005). He is a Registered Nurse Teacher (2016) and a Senior Fellow (2020) with the Advance HE (Higher Education Academy). Ben has an MSc in Psychosocial Interventions (2015) and completed a PhD investigating mindfulness-based interventions with people experiencing anxiety and depression symptoms after stroke (2021). Ben has clinical experience in pre-hospital emergency care (2000-02), addiction services (2005-09), and primary care mental health (2009-15). Ben works in the Department of Nursing and Community Health (since 2015) and is an experienced educator, researcher, and academic leader. Ben is Chair of the Nursing and Community Health Research Ethics Committee (since 2017) and current Chair for the University Research Ethics and Integrity Subcommittee (since 2020). Ben previously held external positions as an Expert Member (2017-2023) and Committee Chair (2019-23) with the West of Scotland Research Ethics Service. Ben is currently the Deputy Editor for Content with Evidence-Based Nursing (since 2023) and previously sat on the editorial board for Mental Health Practice (2019-22). Ben supervises several doctoral students and has expertise in mental health, 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
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Mindfulness-based interventions for care partnerships experiencing anxiety and depression symptoms after stroke: a mixed methods study, Glasgow Caledonian University


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


MSc in Psychosocial Interventions (with distinction), University of the 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, Counselling Skills, Glasgow Caledonian University


External positions

Deputy Editor for Content with Evidence-Based Nursing, BMJ/RCNi

2023 → …

Associate Editor Evidence Based Nursing, BMJ/RCNi


Chair (various roles) for the West of Scotland Research Ethics Committee 3, NHS Health Research Authority


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


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



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


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