Dr Gary Lamph is the ‘Head of Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing’ at Edge Hill University and is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 25 year’s experience working in mental health services. Gary has worked in a range of services often following new service developments in line with policy led modernisation of mental health services, including forensic inpatients, crisis resolution and home treatment, early intervention in psychosis, psychological therapies service and personality disorder services.
Gary completed a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester in 2018. His PhD was entitled ‘Enhancing understanding of the experience of people with common mental health disorders and co-morbid personality disorder traits who present to Primary Care IAPT services’. In 2011 Gary won the Nursing Times Award in Mental Health for leading on the development of the Wigan Multi-Agency Personality Disorder service. He has a special interest in personality disorder and primary care treatments and despite working in a leadership he remains a research active Head of Department.
Gary is a trained and experienced personality disorder trainer and led in the development of NHS northwest E-Learning programme for personality disorder awareness and Northern Regional Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Higher Education Programme. His academic profile can be viewed via this link should potential collaborators wish to link up.