tim buescher

Dr Timothy Buescher


Faculty of Health Sciences


+44 (0)1482 464664

Tim came to the University of Hull in 2010 to study on the BSc Nursing (Mental Health) course and has never left!

Gaining a PhD scholarship in 2013, he took on part-time work at the University while working as a care co-ordinator in the local Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) service.

In 2016, he moved into a permanent position with the mental health nursing team at the University, successfully completing his PhD on family experiences of compulsive hoarding in 2018.

Tim's interest in collaborative, non-medical understanding of mental health dates back to his practice experience and informs his research.


Research Interests

  • Autoethnography
  • Collaborative and creative approaches to mental health
  • Social understanding of mental health
  • Spirituality
  • Narrative

Research groups

  • Social and Psychological Approaches to Research into long-term Conditions (SPARC)


Büscher T P, Dyson J and Cowdell F, 'The impact of hoarding disorder on families: an integrative review', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21 (6), pp 491-498 (2014)

Büscher T, 'What help should service providers offer family members of compulsive hoarders? A literature review', Mental Health Today (in press)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Mental Health Nursing Practice 2
  • Mental Health Nursing Practice 9
  • Values Based Mental Health Nursing
  • The Craft Of Mental Health Care Over The Lifecourse 1
  • The Craft Of Mental Health Care Over The Lifecourse 2
  • Safe And Competent Mental Health Nursing
  • Effective Communications (University Certificate)

Research PhDs

  • Compulsive hoarding
  • Nonmedicalised approaches to mental health
  • Collaborative approaches to research
  • Autoethnography

Current PhD supervisions

  • Two students due to start February 2019

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Currently undertaking Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Hull

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Effects of hoarding and the search for help as experienced by one family member and one researcher, University of Hull (2018)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health), 1st class, University of Hull (2013)