Ben Parkinson

Dr., Senior Lecturer

  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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20142023

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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
  • 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

20162021

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

20142016

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

20132015

Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Queen Margaret University

20082012

University Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of Stirling

20052006

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

20022005

COSCA Counselling Certificate, Counselling Skills, Glasgow Caledonian University

2004

External positions

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

2023 → …

Associate Editor Evidence Based Nursing, BMJ/RCNi

20222023

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

20222023

Ethical Advice and Support Group, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

2020

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

20192021

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

20192022

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

20172023

Keywords

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

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