Having firstly trained as a mental health nurse and counsellor, I have taught mental health nursing for nearly two decades at the University of Nottingham where I now hold an Honorary position.
I have developed and researched approaches in Arts and Health for about 20 years. My other main area of research and practice has been the role of the public in the education of mental health professionals.
I have an h-index of 31
My RG Score can be found here
I have supervised 11 PhD students, brought 6 to completion, currently supervise 2 and externally examined 14.
Having taken early retirement, I continue to work as an independent academic consultant, examine PhDs and volunteer as a befriender to people seeking asylum and refugees. I also work as an NHS Volunteer Responder.
In 2013, I set up the Nottingham People's Choir, with the support of the Institute of Mental Health. The choir (which is going from strength to strength) meets most Thursdays at 1.00pm in the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham City Centre. Do contact me if you would like any further information. One highlight for the choir in 2015 was singing with the Jocelyn Pook Ensemble in the Anxiety Fanfare. Follow this link to see the entire performance at King's Place in London. In 2019 we collaborated collaborating with the Royal Shakespeare Company on our own production of Romeo and Juliet! Read more about the Choir and see a very short video documentary about this project here.
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Now I have taken early retirement from the University of Nottingham, I am able to work one day per week with Refugee Roots, a small charity based in Nottingham working with people seeking asylum and refugees. You can read about the charity on the website here.
In total, I have around 150 publications, spanning the last twenty years. Please email me if you would like a PDF of any of my articles.
GISCOMBE T, HUI, A & STICKLEY T (in press). Perinatal mental health amongst refugee and asylum-seeking women in the UK. Mental Health Review Journal.
HUSSAIN, B., SHEIKH, A., TIMMONS, S., STICKLEY, T., & REPPER, J. (2020). Workforce diversity, diversity training and ethnic minorities: The case of the UK National Health Service. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 1470595820938412.
JENSEN A, TORRISSEN W and STICKLEY T. 2020. Arts and public mental health: exemplars from Scandinavia. Public Health Panorama. 6 (1), 193-210 (English and Russian)
ADAMS C and STICKLEY T. 2019. Participatory arts for people using substances: A rapid review of the literature. Nordic Journal of Arts, Health & Culture. 1 (1), 47-59
TORRISSEN W and STICKLEY T. 2019. Acting for mental health: A critical narrative analysis of one person’s recovery process. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 10(1), 57-71.
STICKLEY T, HUI A, STUBLEY M, BAKER F and WATSON M C, 2019. “Write Here, Sanctuary” Creative writing for refugees and people seeking asylum. Arts & Health, An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice. 11(3), 246-263
HUI A, STICKLEY T, STUBLEY M and BAKER F, 2019. Project eARTh: Participatory arts and mental health recovery, a qualitative study. Perspectives in Public Health. 139(6), 296-302.
DOYLE L, ELLILÄ H, JORMFELDT H, LAHTI M, HIGGINS A, KEOGH B, MEADE O, SITVAST J, SKÄRSÄTER I, STICKLEY T and KILKKU N, 2018. Preparing master-level mental health nurses to work within a wellness paradigm: Findings from the eMenthe project International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 27(2), 823-832
TORRISSEN W and STICKLEY T, 2018. Participatory theatre and mental health recovery: a narrative inquiry. Perspectives in Public Health. 138(1), 47-54
STICKLEY T, WRIGHT N and SLADE M, 2018. The art of recovery: outcomes from participatory arts activities for people using mental health services Journal of Mental Health. 27, 367-373
LAHTI M, ELLILÄ H, JORMFELDT H, SKÄRSÄTER I, DOYLE L, HIGGINS A, KEOGH B, MEADE O, STICKLEY T, SITVAST J and KILKKU N, 2018. The required knowledge for lifespan mental health promotion and prevention for Master’s level mental health nurse education – the eMenthe project. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education.
STICKLEY T, 2018. Arts, health and wellbeing: a public health approach whose time has come (Editorial) Perspectives in Public Health. 138(1), 3-4
SAYERS T and STICKLEY T, 2018. Participatory Arts, Recovery and Social Inclusion Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 22 Issue: 3, pp.149-156
STICKLEY T and FRESHWATER D, 2018. Emotional Intelligence for Health Care Professions – Professional Compathy. In: LORRAINE DACRE POOL and PAMELA QUALTER, eds., An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence Wiley. 149-160
STICKLEY T, HUI A, STUBLEY M, BAKER F and WATSON M C, 2019. “Write Here, Sanctuary” Creative writing for refugees and people seeking asylum. Arts & Health, An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice. 11(3), pp.246-263
SKÄRSÄTER I, KEOGH B, DOYLE L, ELLILÄ H, JORMFELDT H, LAHTI M, HIGGINS A, MEADE O, SITVAST J, STICKLEY T and KILKKU N, 2018. Advancing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of mental health nurses working with families and caregivers: A critical review of the literature Nurse Education in Practice. 32, 138-146
JORMFELDT H, DOYLE L, ELLILA H, HIGGINS A, KEOGH B, MEADE O, STICKLEY T, SKARSATER I and KILKKU N, 2018. Master’s level mental health nursing competencies, a prerequisite for equal health among service users in mental health care International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 13 (sup1), 1502013.
STICKLEY T, PARR H, ATKINSON S, DAYKIN N, CLIFT S, DE NORA T, HACKING S, CAMIC P, JOSS T, WHITE M and HOGAN S, 2017. Arts, health & wellbeing: reflections on a national seminar series and building a UK research network. Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice.. 9(1), 14-25
KEOGH B, DOYLE L, ELLILA H, HIGGINS A, JORMFELDT H, MEADE O, SITVAST J, SKÄRSÄTER I, STICKLEY T and KILKKU N, 2017. Developing e-learning materials in mental health: the eMenthe Project. Mental Health Practice. 20(5), 36-37
PLUMB L and STICKLEY T, 2017. Singing to promote mental health and well-being Mental Health Practice. 20(8), 31-36
STICKLEY T and CLIFT S, eds., 2017. Arts, Health and Wellbeing: A Theoretical Inquiry for Practice. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle.
KEOGH B, SKÄRSÄTER I, DOYLE L, ELLILÄ H, JORMFELDT H, LAHTI M, HIGGINS A, MEADE O, SITVAST J, STICKLEY T and KILKKU N, 2017. Working with Families Affected by Mental Distress: Stakeholders' Perceptions of Mental Health Nurses Educational Needs Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 38(10), 822-828
T STICKLEY, J GOSLING and C FOX, 2017. Communication and interpersonal skills 2: emotional engagement.. In: Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing: An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students. Wiley Chichester. 225-238
ØRJASÆTER K, STICKLEY T, HEDLAND M and NESS O, 2017. Transforming identity through participation in music and theatre.: Exploring narratives of people with mental health problems. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2017.1379339
STICKLEY T, 2017. Kultur på recept. In: Anita Jensen (ed). Kultur & Sundhed - en antologi. Turbine Akademiske, Denmark. 227-241
FELTON A and STICKLEY T, 2017. Rethinking risk: a narrative approach. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. 13(1), 54-62
STICKLEY, T., HIGGINS, A., MEADE, O., SITVAST, J., DOYLE, L., ELLILA, H., JORMFELDT, H., KEOGH, B., LAHTI, M., SKARSATER, I., VUOKILA-OIKKONEN, P. and KILKKU, N., 2016. From the rhetoric to the real: A critical review of how the concepts of recovery and social inclusion may inform mental health nurse advanced level curricula – the e-menthe project Nurse Education Today. 37, 155-163
STACEY G, FELTON A, MORGAN A, STICKLEY T, WILLIS M, DIAMOND B, HOUGHTON P, JOHNSON B and DUMANYA J, 2016. A critical narrative analysis of shared decision-making in acute inpatient mental health care. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 30(1),
STICKLEY T, HUI A, SOUTER G and MILLS D, 2016. A community arts programme for older people: an evaluation. Mental Health and Social Inclusion.. 20(1), 22-28
STICKLEY T and CASSEDY P, 2016. Person-centred Counselling. In: NICOLA EVANS and BEN HANNIGAN, eds., Therapeutic Skills for Mental Health Nurses. Open University Press. 35-48
JENSEN A, STICKLEY T and EDGLEY A, 2016. The perspectives of people who use mental health services engaging with arts and cultural activities. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 20(3), 180-186
JENSEN A, STICKLEY T and TORRISSEN W, 2016. Arts on prescription in Scandinavia: a review of current practice and future possibilities. Perspectives in Public Health. 137(5), 268-274