Biography

My association with Keele began in 1990 when I was employed to teach Psychology to student nurses at the North Staffordshire School of Nursing and Midwifery, later to become the largest academic school within Keele University. I remained in the school of Nursing and Midwifery until 2005, teaching applied psychology, mental health nursing, communication skills, and research methods. From 2005-2016 I was seconded to the Joint Staffordshire/Keele Universities’ Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I retired from Keele in April 2016 but was granted an honorary fellowship by the University, and continue to work 2 days per week on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Staffordshire University. I am a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research and scholarship

My research interests are in psychological care-giving in physical illness, the mental health needs of people with intellectual disabilities, and interprofessional learning. I also have a particular interest in research governance and ethics, and was a member of and subsequently chaired one of the three Ethical Review Panels at Keele for several years until 2016. I currently co-supervise 3 PhD students at Keele and a number of clinical psychology trainees at Staffordshire. I am a member of the advisory board for the newly established Keele Centre for Ageing Research (KCAR).

Teaching

As an honorary fellow I am not currently delivering any teaching beyond research supervision at Keele

  • Gibbs, M., Priest, H., & Read, S. (2008). Experiences of family carers of people with ID and a mental health condition. Abstract. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52(8-9), 715.
  • Priest, H., Roberts, P., Dent, H., Blincoe, C., Lawton, D., & Armstrong, C. (2008). Interprofessional education and working in mental health: in search of the evidence base. Journal of Nursing Management 16, 474-485.
  • Green, B., Segrott, J., Priest, H., McIvor, M., Douglas, J., Flood, Y., Morris, S., & Rushton, C., (2007). Research capacity for everyone? A case study of two academic nursing schools’ capacity building strategies. Journal of Research in Nursing 12(3), 247-265.
  • Priest, H. (2006). Helping student nurses to identify and respond to the psychological needs of physically ill patients: Implications for curriculum design. Nurse Education Today. 26, 423-439.
  • Priest, H., Sawyer, A., Roberts, P., & Rhodes, S. (2005) A survey of interprofessional education in communication skills in healthcare programmes in the UK. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 19(3),236-250.
  • Priest H. & Gibbs M. (2004) Mental health care for people with learning disabilities. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Priest H. (2002) The phenomenology of psychological care giving in nursing. International Journal for Human Caring, 6(3):8-14

In Press

Roberts, P., & Priest, H. (Eds). Healthcare research. A handbook for students and practitioners. Wiley.

Selected Publications

  • Herron D, Priest H, Read S. 2017. Exploring the Experiences of Dementia in People With an Intellectual Disability. JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES (vol. 10, p. 41). link>
  • Priest H, Read SC, Heron D. 2016. Exploring dementia and people with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (vol. 60, p. 722). Wiley. doi> full text>
  • Pryce L, Tweed A, Priest HM. 2015. Tolerating uncertainty: Perceptions of the future for ageing parent-carers and their adult children with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. doi> full text>
  • Lord K, Priest H, McGowan A. 2016. Therapeutic engagement in medium-secure care: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of service users' experiences. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 27(1), 55-76. link> doi> full text>
  • Heath R and Priest HM. 2015. Examining experiences of transition, instability and coping for young offenders in the community: A qualitative analysis. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi> full text>

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Books

  • Priest HM. 2011. An Introduction to psychological care for nurses and the health professions. Routledge.
  • Roberts P and Priest H. 2010. Healthcare Research. Wiley.
  • Priest H and Gibbs M. 2004. Mental health care for people with learning disabilities. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.

Journal Articles

  • Pryce L, Tweed A, Priest HM. 2015. Tolerating uncertainty: Perceptions of the future for ageing parent-carers and their adult children with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. doi> full text>
  • Lord K, Priest H, McGowan A. 2016. Therapeutic engagement in medium-secure care: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of service users' experiences. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 27(1), 55-76. link> doi> full text>
  • Heath R and Priest HM. 2015. Examining experiences of transition, instability and coping for young offenders in the community: A qualitative analysis. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi> full text>
  • Brett P, Sorensen J, Priest HM. A case-series evaluation of a brief, psycho-social approach intended for the prevention of relapse in psychosis. Europe's Journal of Psychology. doi> full text>
  • Brett P, Sorensen J, Priest HM. A case-series evaluation of a brief, psycho-social approach intended for the prevention of relapse in psychosis. Europe's Journal of Psychology. doi> full text>
  • Kilanska A and Priest HM. 2014. Support workers’ mental health knowledge and confidence in relation to exposure, experience, work setting and training. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 8(4). doi>
  • Herron D and Priest HM. 2013. Support workers’ knowledge about dementia: a vignette study. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 7(1), 27-39.
  • Priest HM, Read S, Walker S. 2013. A researcher’s experience of focused coding in grounded theory: What makes the final cut?. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, vol. 15, 23-32.
  • Walker S, Read S, Priest H. 2013. Use of reflexivity in a mixed-methods study. Nurse Res, vol. 20(3), 38-43. link> doi>
  • Timson D, Priest HM, Clark-Carter D. 2012. Adolescents who self-harm: Professional staff knowledge, attitudes, and training needs. Journal of Adolescence., vol. 35(4), 1307-1314. doi>
  • Yates I, Holmes G, Priest H. 2012. Recovery, place and community mental health services. JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH, vol. 21(2), 105-114. link> doi>
  • Priest HM, Walter-Brice A, Cox R. 2012. What do women with learning disabilities say about their experiences of domestic abuse within the context of their intimate partner relationships?. Disability and Society, vol. 4(27), 503-517.
  • Walker S, Read S, Priest H. 2011. Identifying, documenting and reviewing preferred place of death: An audit of one UK hospice experience. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, vol. 17(11), 546-551. doi>
  • Priest HM, Roberts P, Dent H, Hunt T, Weston C, Chell A, Blincoe C, Armstrong C. 2011. Preparing for collaborative working in mental health: an interprofessional education project with clinical psychology trainees and nursing students. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education, and Practice, vol. 6(1), 46-56. doi>
  • Yates I, Holmes G, Priest H. 2011. Recovery, place and community mental health services. Journal of Mental Health. doi>
  • Yates I, Holmes G, Priest H. 2011. There seems no place for place: A gap analysis of the recovery literature. Journal of Public Mental Health: the art, science and politics of creating a mentally healthy society, vol. 10(3), 140-150. doi>
  • PRIEST HM. 2010. Effective psychological care for physically ill patients in hospital. Nursing Standard, vol. 44(24), 48-56.
  • PRIEST HM, Rout A, Ashby S, Maslin-Prothero S, Masterson A, Beach M, Harrison G, Mann P. 2010. A literature review of interprofessional working and intermediate care in the united kingdom. Journal of Clinical Nursing.. doi>
  • PRIEST HM, Wild K, Washington K, Mountford C, Capewell J. 2010. Inclusion of lay people in the pre-registration selection process. Nursing Standard, vol. 48(24), 42-47. doi>
  • PRIEST HM and Gibbs M. 2009. Exploring the physical health needs of people with learning disabilities: Facilitating student engagement in learning, using Kolb’s experiential learning cycle. Nurse Education in Practice. 04.005. doi>
  • Priest HM, Roberts P, Dent H, Blincoe C, Lawton D, Armstrong C. 2008. Interprofessional education and working in mental health: in search of the evidence base. J Nurs Manag, vol. 16(4), 474-485. link> doi>
  • PRIEST HM and Gibbs M. 2008. Experiences of family carers of people with ID and a mental health condition. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol. 52(8-9), 715.
  • Roberts P and PRIEST HM. 2007. Education: improving quality through service enhancement. Nursing Standard, vol. 21(18), 42-46. doi>
  • PRIEST HM, Segrott J, Rout A, Green B. 2007. Harnessing collaboration to build research capacity in nursing. A research team journey. Nurse Education Today, vol. 27(6), 577-587. doi>
  • PRIEST HM, Segrott J, Green B, McIvor M, Douglas J, Flood Y, Morris S, Rushton C. 2007. Research capacity for everyone? a case study of two academic schools' capacity building strategies. Journal of research in nursing, vol. 12(3), 247-265. doi>
  • Priest HM. 2006. Helping student nurses to identify and respond to the psychological needs of physically ill patients: implications for curriculum design. Nurse Educ Today, vol. 26(5), 423-429. link> doi>
  • PRIEST HM and Roberts P. 2006. Reliability and validity in research: What it’s all about. Nursing Standard, vol. 20(44), 41-46.
  • PRIEST HM, Roberts P, Higginson G, Knipe W. 2006. Understanding the research process. Nursing standard, vol. 21(1), 39-42.
  • PRIEST HM and Roberts P. 2006. Working together and learning together. Nursing standards, vol. 21(11), 62-63.
  • PRIEST HM. 2005. Making the most of opportunities. Nurse Researcher, vol. 13(2), 83-86. doi>
  • Priest H, Sawyer A, Roberts P, Rhodes S. 2005. A survey of interprofessional education in communication skills in health care programmes in the UK. J Interprof Care, vol. 19(3), 236-250. link> doi>
  • Priest H, Sawyer A, Roberts P, Rhodes S. 2005. A survey of interprofesional education in healthcare programmes in the UK. Journal of interprofessional care, vol. 19(3), 236-250. doi>
  • Wood I, Douglas J, Priest H. 2004. Education and training for acute care delivery: a needs analysis. Nursing in Critical Care, vol. 9(4), 159/166. doi>
  • Priest H. 2004. Phenomenology. Nurse Res, vol. 11(4), 4-6. link> doi>
  • Priest H, Roberts P, Sawyer A, Rhodes S. 2004. Research notes: Study finds planning is key to training good communicators. Nursing Standard, vol. 19(10), 22.
  • Bates P, Priest H, Gibbs M. 2004. The education and training needs of learning disability staff in relation to mental health issues. Nurse Education in Practice, vol. 4(1), 30/38. doi>
  • Priest HM. 2003. The Phenomenology of Psychological Care giving in Nursing. International Journal for Human Caring, vol. 6(3), 8/14.
  • Priest H. 2002. An approach to the phenomenological analysis of data. Nurse Researcher, vol. 10(2), 50/63.
  • Priest HM, Roberts PM, Woods LP. 2002. An overview of three different approaches to the interpretation of qualitative data part 1:theoretical issues. Nurse Researcher, vol. 10(1), 30/42.
  • Woods LP, Priest HM, Roberts PM. 2002. An overview of three different approaches to the interpretation of qualitative data part 2: practical illustrations. Nurse Researcher, vol. 10(1), 43/51.
  • Priest H, Roberts P, Woods L. 2002. An overview of three different approaches to the interpretation of qualitative data. Part 1: Theoretical issues. Nurse Res, vol. 10(1), 30-42. link> doi>
  • Roberts PM, Priest H, Bromage C. 2001. Selecting and utilising data sources to evaluate health care education. Nurse Researcher, vol. 8(3), 15/29.
  • PRIEST HM. 2000. The use of narrative in the study of caring: a critique. NTResearch, 2-7.
  • Priest HM. 1999. Novice and expert perceptions of psychological care and the development of psychological caregiving abilities. Nurse Educ Today, vol. 19(7), 556-563. link> doi>
  • Gibbs M and Priest HM. 1999. Designing and implementing a 'dual diagnosis' module: a review of the literature and some preliminary findings. Nurse Educ Today, vol. 19(5), 357-363. link> doi>
  • Priest HM. 1999. Psychological care in nursing education and practice: a search for definition and dimensions. Nurse Educ Today, vol. 19(1), 71-78. link> doi>
  • King B, PRIEST HM, Sawyer A. Research notes: A survey of careers support shows the need for investment. Nursing Standard, vol. 11(22).

Chapters

  • Priest HM. 2014. Grounded theory. In Qualitative research in clinical and health psychology. Rohleder P and Lyons A (Eds.). Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Priest HM, Hobson B, Read S. 2014. Loss in forensic environments. In Loss, caring and compassion: Supporting people with an intellectual disability. Read S (Ed.). Jessica Kingsley.
  • Priest HM. 2014. Psychological support in health care. In Loss, caring and compassion: Supporting people with an intellectual disability. Read S (Ed.). Jessica Kingsley.
  • Priest HM, Woods L, Roberts PM. 2010. Taking the first step: Developing a research proposal. In Healthcare research. A textbook for students and practitioners. Roberts PM and Priest HM (Eds.). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Priest HM and Roberts PM. 2010. Conducting ethical research in healthcare. In Healthcare research. A textbook for students and practitioners. Roberts PM and Priest H (Eds.). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell..
  • Gibbs M, Priest H, Read SC. 2010. Experiences of family carers of people with intellectual disabilities and a diagnosed mental health condition. In Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Disabilities. Prasher VP (Ed.). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Brough M, Smith S, Roberts PM, Priest HM. 2010. Making your case: Writing for your audience. In Healthcare research. A textbook for students and practitioners. Roberts PM and Priest HM (Eds.). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell..
  • Priest HM and Roberts PM. 2010. Qualitative research methods: Gathering and making sense of words. In Healthcare research. A textbook for students and practitioners. Roberts PM and Priest HM (Eds.). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Roberts PM, Macduff C, Smale T, Priest HM. Sharing research knowledge. In Healthcare research. A textbook for students and practitioners. Roberts PM and Priest HM (Eds.). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell..

Other

  • Herron D, Priest H, Read S. 2017. Exploring the Experiences of Dementia in People With an Intellectual Disability. JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES (vol. 10, p. 41). link>
  • Priest H, Read SC, Heron D. 2016. Exploring dementia and people with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (vol. 60, p. 722). Wiley. doi> full text>
  • Priest HM, Hale R, Jacobs G. 2010. Diversity in the psychology curriculum at Keele University: A collaborative action research project (Final report and toolkit). link>
  • Read SC, Gibbs M, Priest H. 2008. Experiences of family carers of people with intellectual disabilities and a mental health condition. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (vol. 52, p. 715). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Priest H, Wood I, Douglas J. 2002. Education and training needs analysis of the workforce involved in the critical care of acutely physically ill people in Staffordshire and Shropshire.