Mr Harvey Wells

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


Phone: 0208 417 8737

Location: Kingston Hill Campus


Harvey joined Kingston & St George's as a senior lecturer in mental health in 2010, following five years as a lecturer at King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry and King's Learning Institute.

He currently leads the mental health pathway of the BSc/MSc Health Care Practice CPPD programme as well as teaching, leading modules and supervising research projects on the BSc (Hons) and PgDip in Nursing.

Harvey continues to work in practice as an honorary psychotherapist with the South West London and St George's NHS Trust and a senior psychotherapist with a Drug and Alcohol service.

He is a member of the British Psychological Society, the Royal Society for Public Health, the Academy of Medical Educators, and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MA, Academic Practice, King's College London
  • PgDip, Counselling Psychology, Roehampton University
  • MSc, Health Psychology, University of Westminister
  • Diploma, Counselling, Richmond Adult & Community College
  • BSc(Hons), Applied Psychology and Sociology, University of Surrey

Professional experience

  • 2010 - present
    Senior Lecturer in Mental Health,, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2009 - 2010
    Lecturer in Higher Education,, King's Learning Institute, King's College London
  • 2005 - 2010
    Lecturer in Mental Health,, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
  • 2003 - 2005
    Dual Diagnosis Counsellor,, Kaleidoscope Project

Professional registration and membership

  • Fellow, Royal Society for Public Health
  • Member, British Psychological Society
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Member, Academy of Medical Educators

Research interests

Service user involvement in mental health education; clinical supervision; approaches to teaching and learning in mental health; professional identity development in mental health professionals; public health interventions for supporting healthy behaviour changes.

Grants and funding

  • 2014
    'Developing and evaluating an online resource to promote communications skills in preregistration nursing' - Learning and Teaching fund, Kingston University - £1,000
  • 2014
    'Happy learners? A cross-faculty study into the well-being of Kingston University students' - Student Academic Development Research Associate Scheme (SADRAS) - £1000
  • 2013
    'Implementing a model of clinical supervision to enhance learning on preregistration mental health nursing training' - Student Academic Development Research Associate Scheme (SADRAS) - £1250
  • 2013
    'Developing a smartphone app to promote behaviour change' - HEIF Central Fund Canterbury Christ Church University - £30,000
  • 2012
    'The conceptual development of a smartphone app to promote behaviour change' - HEFCE (via Canterbury Christ Church University) - £5,600
  • 2010
    'Engaging reluctant learners' - Staff and Educational Development Association development grant - £500
  • 2010
    'Motivational Interviewing for Engaging Reluctant Learners in Higher Education' - King's College London, College Teaching Fund - £5,000
  • 2009
    'The Approved Mental Health Professional: Values, Knowledge and Beliefs' - Canterbury Christchurch University - £5,000


University of Derby
? External Examiner for the Integrative Counselling programme

King's Learning Institute, King's College London
? Visiting lecturer on the Masters in Clinical Education

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
? Visiting Lecturer in the School of Nursing

University of North Texas
? Adjunct Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Additions


Number of items: 14.


Wells, Harvey and Jones, Anna (2016) Learning to change : the rationale for the use of motivational interviewing in higher education. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, ISSN (print) 1470-3297 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Bressington, Daniel, Mui, Jolene, Wells, Harvey, Chein, Wai Tong, Lam, Claire, White, Jacqueline and Gray, Richard (2016) Refocusing on physical health : community psychiatric nurses’ perceptions of using enhanced health checks for people with severe mental illness. International Journal Of Mental Health Nursing, ISSN (print) 1445-8330 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Wells, Harvey, Bernal, Cathy and Bressington, Daniel (2015) Becoming a mental health nurse: a three year longitudinal study. Knowledge Management & E-Learning, 7(1), pp. 100-118. ISSN (online) 2073-7904

Wells, Harvey, Jones, Anna and Jones, Sue (2014) Teaching reluctant students: using the principles and techniques of motivational interviewing to foster better student-teacher interactions. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 51(2), pp. 175-184. ISSN (print) 1470-3297

Bressington, Daniel, Mui, Jolene and Wells, Harvey (2013) The effects of medication-management training on clinicians' understanding and clinical practice in Hong Kong. Nurse Education Today, 33(9), pp. 969-975. ISSN (print) 0260-6917

Bressington, Daniel T., Wells, Harvey and Graham, Matthew (2011) A concept mapping exploration of social workers' and mental health nurses' understanding of the role of the approved mental health professional. Nurse Education Today, 31(6), pp. 564-570. ISSN (print) 0260-6917

Hay, David, Wells, Harvey and Kinchin, Ian (2008) Quantitative and qualitative measures of student learning at university level. Higher Education, 56(2), pp. 221-239. ISSN (print) 0018-1560

Wells, Harvey, Davy, Ben and Chuttoo, Vijay (2008) Service user involvement: more than a token gesture. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 1(2), pp. 23-27. ISSN (print) 1757-0972


Acott, Kevin, Low, Alban, Wells, Harvey, Wahba, Adam [Contributor], Mudge, Bill [Contributor] and Acott, Jodie [Contributor] (2015) A life of endings. Sampson Low. ISBN 9781910578131

Wells, Harvey (2013) Therapeutic interventions for mental health professionals. Sampson Low. 86p. ISBN 9780953471249

Book Section

Wells, Harvey and Gray, Richard (2009) Dual diagnosis. In: Brooker, Charlie and Reppar, Julie, (eds.) Mental health: from policy to practice. Edinburgh, U.K. : Churchill Livingstone. pp. 84-95. ISBN 9780443103834

Conference or Workshop Item

Wells, H. and Hay, D.B. (2008) The impact of lecturers’ academic development on the quality of their students’ learning: The importance of students’ prior knowledge structure in mental health nursing. In: King's Learning Institute Excellence in Teaching Conference 2008; 05 Mar 2008, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)


Bratcher, Kevin [Contributor], Burchman, Howard [Contributor], Casey, Roger [Contributor], Cho, Richard [Contributor], Clark, Colleen [Contributor], Davis, Darlene [Contributor], Drexler, Karen [Contributor], George, Stephanie [Contributor], Guthrie, Karen [Contributor], Heitzmann, Carma [Contributor], Hooshyar, Dina [Contributor], Hunt, Marcia [Contributor], Kivlahan, Dan [Contributor], Lee, Deborah D. [Contributor], Nee, Coleman [Contributor], O'Toole, Thomas [Contributor], Pittman, Theresa S. [Contributor], Pomerantz, Andy [Contributor], Shahan, Ann [Contributor], Smelson, David [Contributor], Smith, Timothy [Contributor], Smits, Paul [Contributor], Stefanic, Ana [Contributor], Tsemberis, Sam [Contributor], Vance, Kelly [Contributor], Walker, Juliana [Contributor], Weaver, Kendra [Contributor], Wells, Harvey [Contributor], White, Andrea [Contributor], Wilson, Michal [Contributor] and Yao, Michael [Contributor] (2015) Permanent supportive housing resource guide. (Other) VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans. 297 p. (no. 2) (Unpublished)

Wells, Harvey Dual diagnosis skills training manual. (Manual) London, U.K. : King's College London. 78 p.

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