Lolita Alfred

Lecturer and Admissions Lead for Mental Health

Faculty of Health Sciences

+44 (0) 1482 464671

Lolita qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2004 and the majority of her practice experience has been within the specialism of forensic mental health.

She has also worked in public health, contributing towards improving health at a population level. She is currently undertaking a PhD.


Research Interests

  • Public health
  • Alcohol and substance misuse
  • Workplace health
  • Mental health
  • Gender equality

Research groups

  • Member of the Social and Psychological Aspects of Research into Long Term Conditions (SPARC) research group.


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Perinatal Mental Health.
  • Craft of Mental Health Nursing II
  • Mental Health Nursing Practice 6

Research PhDs

Lolita supervises students studying for post qualification awards, and Masters level qualifications.

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • NMC Registered Nurse (Mental Health), Teesside University
  • Diploma in Nursing, Teesside University
  • BSc Hons, Promoting Practice Effectiveness, Teesside University
  • MSc, Health Sciences (Public Health), Teesside University

External roles

  • Reviewer for theĀ Journal of Mental Health Education Training and Practice

Awards and accolades

  • 2016 - Merit Award for Admissions