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Ben Parkinson

Mr., Lecturer of Nursing

  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom


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Research interests

Ben graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University as a registered mental health nurse in 2005. He has an MSc in Psychosocial Interventions and is currently working towards a PhD. Ben has worked within addiction services, primary care mental health, and higher education. He is a registered nurse teacher and a Fellow with the Higher Education Academy. Ben has a keen interest in psychological approaches and trained as a cognitive behavioural therapist and clinical supervisor. He is the chair of the nursing department research ethics committee at Glasgow Caledonian University and an expert member/vice-chair with the NHS West of Scotland research ethics committee 3. He has published widely and is a member of the editorial advisory board for Mental Health Practice.

Research interests include adult mental health, mindfulness, psychological therapies, nurse education, systematic reviews, writing for publication, research ethics, and mixed methods research.

Education/Academic qualification

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


External positions

Ethical Advice and Support Group, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

2020 → …

Editorial advisory board member for Mental Health Practice

2019 → …

Vice-Chair for the West of Scotland Research Ethics Committee 3

2019 → …

Expert member for the West of Scotland Research Ethics Committee 3

2017 → …


  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychological therapy
  • Research ethics
  • Mixed methods
  • systematic review methods
  • Education
  • Writing for publication

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Research Output

Patient and public involvement for mental health researchers

Parkinson, B., Lawrence, M. & Booth, J., 27 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Mental Health Practice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Mental State Assessment

    Parkinson, B., 13 Dec 2019, Clinical Nursing Practices: Guidelines for Evidence-Based Practice. Renton, S., McGuinness, C. & Strachan, E. (eds.). 6th ed. Elsevier, p. 171-174 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Mindfulness for people with long-term conditions and their family caregivers: A systematic review

    Parkinson, B., Lawrence, M., Mcelhinney, E. & Booth, J., Feb 2019, In : Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 34, p. 76-86 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Book Review: Working together in clinical supervision: a guide for supervisors and supervisees

    Parkinson, B., 21 Mar 2018, In : Nursing Standard. 32, 30, p. 34 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review