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Dr Nicola Clibbens

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Nicola Clibbens

Nicola has expertise in health services research focused on acute and crisis mental health. She has an interest in research focused on improving outcomes in community crisis care, development of interventions in crisis and intensive home treatment and imporving the experiences of people during a crisis and their family and friends. 

Nicola is experienced with involving people with lived experience in developing research ideas and in delivering high quality studies as research partners. 

Nicola works across Northumbria University and Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust to deliver high qaulity research and support the development of the nursing contribution to research. Nicola has engaged with a range of health, social care and voluntary sector partners to deliver research.

Nicola has expertise in realist methods, qualitative research, mixed method synthesis and evidence synthesis.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Explaining context, mechanism and outcome in adult community mental health crisis care: A realist evidence synthesis, Clibbens, N., Booth, A., Sharda, L., Baker, J., Thompson, J., Ashman, M., Berzins, K., Weich, S., Kendal, S. 13 Aug 2023, In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
  • Explanation of context, mechanisms and outcomes in adult community mental health crisis care: the MH-CREST realist evidence synthesis, Clibbens, N., Baker, J., Booth, A., Berzins, K., Ashman, M., Sharda, L., Thompson, J., Kendal, S., Weich, S. 11 Sep 2023, In: Health and Social Care Delivery Research
  • Primary care suicide screening: the importance of comprehensive clinical assessment, Clibbens, N. 1 Jan 2021, In: Evidence-based nursing
  • Caregivers’ experiences of service transitions in adult mental health: An integrative qualitative synthesis, Clibbens, N., Berzins, K., Baker, J. 17 Sep 2019, In: Health & Social Care in the Community
  • Early discharge in acute mental health: A rapid literature review, Clibbens, N., Harrop, D., Blackett, S. Oct 2018, In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
  • Stakeholders' views about nutrition education, Clibbens, N., Williamson, K. 1 Nov 2016
  • Valuing therapeutic alliances with people experiencing acute psychosis, Clibbens, N. 22 Sep 2016, In: Evidence-Based Nursing
  • A comparison of the nutrient intake of a community-dwelling first-episode psychosis cohort, aged 19-64 years, with data from the UK population, Williamson, K., Kilner, K., Clibbens, N. 20 Aug 2015, In: Journal of Nutritional Science
  • Mental health pre-registration nursing students' experiences of group clinical supervision: A UK longitudinal qualitative study, Carver, N., Clibbens, N., Ashmore, R., Sheldon, J. 1 Mar 2014, In: Nurse Education in Practice
  • Mental health pre-registration nursing students' experiences of group clinical supervision: a longitudinal qualitative study, Clibbens, N., Carver, N., Ashmore, R., Sheldon, J. 29 Aug 2013, In: Nurse Education in Practice

  • Elaine Robinson Accessing child development services: the experiences of parents living with mental distress. Start Date: 01/03/2023
  • Kevin Ward How do mental health nurses become competent CAMHS nurses? Start Date: 01/10/2022

  • Health PhD January 01 2011
  • Education MA September 01 1999
  • Social Studies/Science DipHE September 01 1995
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health RMN

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