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Dr Ingrid Bacon

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer Mental Health

Email: I.Bacon@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Phone: 0208 417 6700

Location: St Georges Campus, Hunter Wing, 6th Floor, St Georges, University of London, SW17 0RE

Biography

Ingrid Bacon is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Kingston and St George's University. She is an experienced educator and mental health therapist. She has 15 years of experience training qualified allied health professionals in mental health rehabilitation, in the UK and internationally. She has experience in coordinating course programmes and module leadership.

Ingrid worked as a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at London South Bank University, School of Health and Social Care. Prior to this, she worked at Brunel University as a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, within the Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Occupational Therapy and Community Nursing.

She has more than 20 years of clinical experience in mental health and worked in a variety of mental health settings in the UK, West Africa and Brazil. Her specialism includes motivational interviewing, family therapy work, group work and anxiety management work (mindfulness).

Ingrid completed her PhD studentship at Brunel University in 2015. She has a Masters degree in Health Studies from Exeter University and a Masters degree in Psychology from Kingston University. Ingrid became Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2015.

Ingrid has published a range of clinical articles, a book chapter, and presented
at conferences across the world. Her research interests are substance misuse, codependency, identity and phenomenology. Her PhD research thesis is entitled 'An exploration of the experience of codependency through interpretive phenomenological analysis'

Publications

The Lady of Shallot. A reflection on the inclusion of a visual method as part of an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis exploring the subjective experience of codependency (Bacon, I.; McKay, E.; Reynolds, F.; McIntyre, A.) Qualitative Methods in Psychology (QMIP) British Psychological Society, April, 2107.

The lived experience of codependency. Implications for occupational science. Bacon, I.; McKay, E.; Reynolds, F.; McIntyre, A.; submitted 2018, under review Occupational Science Journal.

Codependency, the mothership of all addictions. Bacon, I.; McKay, E.; Reynolds, F.; McIntyre, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, submitted 2017, under review.

Book Chapter:

Testes usados como ferramenta de pesquisa no campo da Codependência. Bacon, I. In 'As interfaces da família na Dependência química'. Ed. Bortolon, C. A collaborative work in conjunction with a group of psychologists and researchers working in the field of alcohol and substance misuse, in Brazil.

Conference presentations:

The lived experience of codependency. Implications for occupational science. Bacon, I.; McKay, E.; Reynolds, F.; McIntyre, A.; OSE - Occupational Science Conference, Research paper presentation, September 2017.

See-sawing through experiences in life. The lived experience of codependency. Bacon, I; McKay, E; Reynolds, F. McIntyre, A. ENOTHE-COTEC - European conference. Research paper presentation, June 2016.

See-sawing through experiences in life. The lived experience of codependency. Bacon, I.; McKay, E.; Reynolds, F.; McIntyre. A. College of Occupational Therapists National Conference (COT). Research paper presentation, June 2016.

The Individual experience of Codependency. An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Bacon, I. Poster presentation. British Psychological Society - Qualitative Research Methods Division, in September 2013.

The Individual experience of Codependency. An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Bacon, I. Brunel University, School of Health and Social Care, Annual PhD conference. Poster presentation, in July 2013.

The Individual experience of Codependency. An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Bacon, I. Presented at the London IPA forum, in September 2013.

The Individual experience of Codependency (Data Analysis). Bacon, I. Presented at the data analysis seminar at the London IPA Data Analysis Clinic on the 27th of July 2013.

The Individual experience of Codependency. An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Bacon, I. Accepted to present at the Brazilian Council of Drugs and Alcohol Studies Annual Conference 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.




Academic and professional qualifications

  • HEA Fellowship, Brunel University
  • PhD, Clinical Sciences, Brunel University London
  • MSc, Psychology, Kingston University
  • MSc, MSc Health and Social Sciences, Exeter University
  • BSc(Hons), Occupational Therapy, Brunel University

Professional experience

  • 2017 - present
    Senior Lecturer Mental Health, Kingston and St George's University
  • 2016 - 2017
    Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy, London South Bank University
  • 2011 - 2016
    Lecturer Occupational Therapy, Brunel University
  • 2009 - 2011
    Specialist Mental Health Occupational Therapist, Southleigh Community Hospital
  • 2005 - 2008
    Head of Therapies, The priory, Farmfield Hospital ( forensic services)
  • 2002 - 2005
    Senior Occupational Therapist, Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (alcohol and drug misuse service)

Professional registration and membership

  • Occupational Therapist, Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
  • Occupational Therapist, Royal College of Occupational Therapy, British Association of Occupational Therapy
  • MBPsS Psychologist, British Psychological Society

Research interests

Ingrid's research is in the areas of substance misuse, codependency, identity and phenomenology. Her PhD research thesis is entitled ??An exploration of the experience of codependency through interpretive phenomenological analysis??.

Grants and funding

  • 2018 - 2018
    Global Health Research project