SRN and higher education join forces

13th February 2013

Scottish Recovery Network and Edinburgh Napier University are pleased to announce a new joint venture.

Allison Alexander, Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University will be joining the SRN staff team as an Honorary Educational Consultant. Allison will provide educational advice and expertise to current and future SRN projects and undertake work looking at how recovery is currently taught to mental health professionals.

Allison has a longstanding interest in recovery and from 2006 to 2008 was on secondment working between NHS Education for Scotland and SRN. That project resulted in the production of an educational framework for mental health workers in relation to recovery – Realising Recovery A National Framework for Learning and Training in Recovery Focused Practice and Realising Recovery Learning Materials.

SRN’s Strategic Plan 2012-2016 contains within it a number of outcomes in relation to research, education and workforce development. It is envisaged that Allison’s role will contribute to these outcomes.