Vickie Howard

Lecturer in Mental Health/ Link Lecturer

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Health and Social Work

01482 464790

Vickie has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including posts as a matron and service manager in acute, perinatal mental health, and rehabilitation and recovery.

Before joining the University of Hull as a lecturer in June 2016, she worked as a serious incident investigator and learning lessons lead in Cumbria.


Research Interests

  • Values based practice

  • Learning from serious untoward incidents

  • Using strengths-based approaches to improve wellbeing


Howard V, ‘One of the Gang’, Mental Health Practice, vol 6, no 3, pp 6-11 (2002)

Howard V, Holmshaw J, ‘Inpatient Staff Perceptions in Providing Care to Individuals with Co-Occurring Mental health Problems and Illicit Substance Use', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, pp 862-872 (2010)

Howard V, Halldorsson R, 'Using Indian head massage to aid recovery', Nursing Times, pp 14-16 (2013)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • The Craft of Mental Health Nursing 1 (module leader)

  • Skills for Practice

Teaching awards and accolades

  • HEA Associate Fellow

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Effective Community Care for People with Mental Health Problems, Distinction, Middlesex University

  • MA Research Methods (Health Studies), Merit, University of Nottingham

  • Thorn Diploma in Problem Centred Interventions, University of Nottingham

  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Diploma in Nursing - Registered Mental Health Nurse, University of Nottingham

External roles

  • Link lecturer for 20 practice placement areas for student mental health nurses