Staffordshire University has a long history of providing high quality, progressive higher education for people across Staffordshire, the Midlands, the UK, and the rest of the world. The University has a proven track record in achieving excellence in teaching quality, developing innovative courses and providing opportunities to study in challenging and exciting ways.
Staffordshire University is a connected University, dedicated to our students’ and our communities’ success.
This is achieved by:
- Connecting communities: Providing inspirational environments that bring communities together.
- Innovative and applied learning: Research and teaching that is integrated and applied, delivering real world learning in a global context.
- Talented people: We are creative, innovative and inclusive, empowering our people to be the very best.
We aim to give everyone we work with an edge – from the students we teach to the businesses and organisations we support.
Prof. Wilfred McSherry
PhD, RGN, FRCN
Dr. Wilfred McSherry is a Professor in Nursing, a shared appointment between Department of Nursing, School of Health and Social Care, Staffordshire University and the University Hospitals of North Midlands. He is also a Part-time Professor at VID University College, Bergen, Norway.
He has had a career in nursing working as a Registered Nurse primarily within acute hospital care. His interest in the spiritual dimension developed alongside a realisation that this aspect of care was neglected and forgotten by some healthcare professionals. He has published several books and many articles addressing different aspects of the spiritual dimension such as educational issues, and spiritual assessment. He completed his Doctoral studies at Leeds Metropolitan University in May 2005 researching ‘The meaning of spirituality and spiritual care: An investigation of healthcare professionals, patients and public’s perceptions’.
Prior to taking up post at Staffordshire University he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Hull where he was also instrumental in creating with colleagues the Centre for Spirituality Studies of which he was the director. In 2010, he lead the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) programme of work addressing spirituality and spiritual care in nursing.
He is a founding and executive member of the British Association for The Study of Spirituality (BASS) and a Principal Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (PFHEA). In 2012, he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (FRCN) for his unique contribution to nursing in the areas of spirituality and dignity.
BA (Hons), (Social Studies); MA, (Criminology); Certificate of Qualification in Social Work; Diploma in Management
Kath has worked a sessional social work lecturer, mentor and consultant for ten years. Prior to this she worked for 26 years in the UK probation service; she was a chief officer for 10 years, specialising in the multi agency management of high risk and dangerous offenders and contributing to the development of national public protection policy. She is a survivor of domestic abuse and has written a book about her experiences: ‘The Hall of Mirrors; How to Change Life Patterns and Avoid Toxic Relationships’ (published in the name of Kath Twigg).
Sarah is a Senior Lecturer is Sociology & Criminology in the School of Law, Policing and Forensics at Staffordshire University. She is also the Co-Director of the Staffordshire Crime & Society Research Group. Prior to working at the University Sarah was the Partnership Working Manager for a Health Action Zone within the NHS. She specialises in tackling poverty and inequality issues, including addressing interpersonal violence.
Professor Liz Boath
Professor of Health and Wellbeing, PhD
Professor Liz Boath is Professor of Health and Wellbeing at Staffordshire University in the UK. Liz has almost three decades experience of Health and Social Care Education. She obtained her PhD in 1999 on the cost and effectiveness of services for postnatal depression. Liz is a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an award that was given in recognition of her unique contribution to service user and carer involvement in education.
Dr. Adam J. Boughey
DHealthPsy, CPsychol, MBPsS, RN
Adam currently works full-time as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Post-Doctoral Researcher at Staffordshire University, UK. Between 2013-2018, Adam worked as a Research Associate on a variety of studies and service evaluations, and from 2017-2019 as a Project Manager on an Erasmus+ multinational project (EPICC, www.epicc-network.org). Having originally trained as a Registered Adult Nurse in 2004 at Keele University, and worked in both primary (community) and secondary (acute) care, Adam attended Staffordshire University to retrain in psychology (2008-2011) and subsequently health psychology (2011-2019). In addition to his nursing qualification, Adam gained a first-class BSc (Hons) in Psychology, followed by distinction for his MSc in Health Psychology. His health psychology training was completed when he passed his viva voce examination for his Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology (DHealthPsy) in May 2019. Since then, Adam has maintained his Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) (MBPsS), registration as an Adult Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and gained registration as a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the BPS.