Mr Kevin Acott

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


Phone: 0208 417 5586

Location: Kingston Hill


Kevin is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, a Dialectical Behaviour Therapist and a Compliance Inspector for the Care Quality Commission. He is an experienced clinician, manager and educator in mental health care, with nearly thirty years' experience working with clients and their families and in planning, co-ordinating and delivering teaching, training and practice development programmes for universities, the independent sector and NHS trusts.

He is author of Mental Health Nursing (2009) (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins); contributor to Ethics, Law and Professional Issues (2012) (Palgrave Macmillan) and reviewer for the Nursing Ethics journal (Sage).

Kevin qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 1988. Subsequently, he worked as a Community Psychiatric Nurse, Group Leader on Surrey Probation Service's Sex Offender Treatment Programme, Lecturer-Practitioner, Practice Development Facilitator in Acute Care, Acute Care Lead for CSIP, Dialectical Behaviour Therapist for Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust and as Branch Leader for the mental health team at Surrey University.

At Kingston, he has undertaken/is undertaking a number of research projects, including:

Working with People with Mental Health Problems: A Practical Guide For Nurses (Oxford University Press: June 2015)

'It's What I Deserve': Punishment and Presents In Self-Harm' (British Journal of Clinical Psychology: March 2015 )

'Art, Compassion and Narrative in the Age of Celebrity' (Medical Humanities, July 2015).

'The Educational Impact of Third Year Students Providing Peer Consultancy To First Year Students' (Principal Investigator)

Students Levels Of Empathy: A Longitudinal Study (with Harvey Wells)

Medicine Or Therapy: Ideological Perspectives Of Mental Health Lecturers (Principal Investigator)

Fit For Purpose? Meeting NMC Requirements (Principal Investigator)

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MA, University Of Birmingham
  • Certificate/Advanced Certificate, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Nottingham Trent University
  • PgDip, PGCE (PCET) University Of Surrey
  • PgDip, Post-Traumatic Stress Counselling,, Nottingham Trent University
  • BSc(Hons), Community Health Studies (First Class),, University Of Surrey / NESCOT
  • Diploma, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy, , The British Hypnosis Research and Training Institute

Professional experience

  • 2012 - present
    Dialectical Behaviour Therapist, South-West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
  • 2004 - 2012
    Dialectical Behaviour Therapist, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Professional registration and membership

  • Member, UK Association For Solution Focused Practice
  • Associate, Higher Education Academy

Research interests

Arts and humanities in healthcare; Tidal Model/acute care; empathy and compassion; Critical Incident Debriefing


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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

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