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Dr Mary Leamy BSc, MSc, PhD
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Dr Mary Leamy BSc, MSc, PhD

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  • Supervisors

Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research Studies) and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

Research subject areas

  • Mental Health
  • Nursing

Contact details




Dr Leamy is a psychologist by background, having completed a BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and an MSc in Occupational Psychology. Her PhD was in mental health research: ‘Community Psychiatric Nurses’ empowerment of people with Serious and Enduring Mental Health Problems’, supervised by Professor Phil Barker, (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne).

Dr Leamy has evaluated recruitment, training and promotion of pilots, older people's housing decisions, Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorders units in high-security prisons and hospitals, Schwartz Rounds, and Intentional Rounding and how to transform mental health care by implementing recovery-focused services.

PhD supervision

Mary offers PhD supervision in the following areas of mental health research:

  • Mental health recovery
  • Staff wellbeing
  • Public and patient involvement

Enquiring about potential PhD supervision

If you’re considering applying for one of our PhD programmes and are looking for potential supervisors, please email listing the names of the supervisors you’ve identified as having expertise in your chosen area, along with your CV and a short research proposal. Our Postgraduate Research Team will contact supervisors on your behalf and get back to you.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please use the email address above, rather than contacting potential PhD supervisors directly, because they are unable to respond to initial enquiries.

Research profile


I teach on:

  • BSc Impact and Dissemination of Mental Health Nursing;
  • MSc Professional Practice Dissertation and
  • MSc Advanced Quantitative Research Methods modules.