School of Health Sciences and Social Work


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Lisa Farley

  • Qualifications: MSc, BN (Hons), PGDip Public Health, Adv Dip Mental Health Nursing, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN), V100 Nurse Prescriber, RN Mental Health
  • Role Title: Lecturer
  • Address: University of Portsmouth, James Watson West, 2 King Richard 1st Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2FR
  • Telephone: 0239284 6812
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  • Department: School of Health Sciences and Social Work
  • Faculty: Science


Following my training to become a Registered Mental Health Nurse, I have enjoyed a nursing career that has enabled me to gain clinical skills and knowledge within the care of a diverse range of patient, client and service user groups across all age ranges.

From my experience as a mentor of pre-registration students and preceptor of qualified nurses of various clinical grades, I am passionate about the quality of care delivery, nurse education and the resulting patient experience.
My career within the clinical specialities of adult and adolescent mental health & substance misuse enabled me to develop my belief in ‘early intervention’ processes, developed further by training to become a Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse working within Portsmouth Child and Families services.

By working across a range of vulnerable service user groups, I have also gained clinical expertise within the arena’s of safeguarding children and adults, child protection including sexual exploitation and child protection conferences.
I was appointed to the role of Lecturer within the School of Health Sciences and Social Work at the University of Portsmouth in July 2016 and became part of the team responsible for the development and delivery of the BN (Hons) Adult Nursing programme.

I am a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Royal College of Nursing.

Teaching Responsibilities

Ongoing development and evaluation of BN (Hons) Adult Nursing programme.

My responsibilities include teaching, assessment and evaluation across the Nursing programme within my role as Lecturer alongside the provision of support to students and clinical environments as an academic tutor and link lecturer.
I am also part of the Nursing Team responsible for the ongoing design, development and evaluation of the BN(Hons) Adult Nursing Programme.


My research interests and completed projects include:

  • Interventions for harm reduction with substance misusing adolescents.
  • Suicidal behaviour and self harm.
  • Substance Misuse, Mental Health and emotional wellbeing - adult, child and adolescent.
  • Public Health and early intervention.

Research profile

Explore my research profile, publications and activities on the Portsmouth Research Portal

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