Academic Excellence award for mental health nurse

MAIN Academic Excellence award for mental health nurse
Val Johnson and Leanne Williamson at Carseview Centre in Dundee

A Tayside mental health nurse has been recognised for academic excellence by the University of Dundee.

Leanne Williamson, who works in the Crisis Response Intensive Home Treatment Team in Dundee, has been working towards an MSc in Advanced Practice (Mental Health).

At the annual University of Dundee School of Nursing and Health Sciences prize giving ceremony in November, Leanne received the Academic Excellence in Dissertation Award for her study ‘Intensive home treatment for the resolution of mental health crises: a systematic review’.  Leanne is now working with one of her supervisors with a view to publishing her work.

Leanne received her award from the Dean of the School Professor Lyn Kilbride at the ceremony in the University’s Dalhousie Building.

Leanne said “Thanks to a scholarship from NHS Tayside I have been able to work towards my academic and professional goals and further develop my professional skills.

“This is a cherished accolade and going forward I hope to build on the opportunities afforded to me by NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee.”

Head of Adult Mental Health & Learning Disability Inpatients Val Johnson added, “Leanne is to be congratulated for her success in receiving this award and her efforts and commitment to her studies really deserve this recognition.”

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