Ms Ruth Forrest

School: Nursing

Job Title: Lecturer Practitioner


Phone: 07837 745549

Location: SGUL / Kingston Hill / SWLSTG


Ruth qualified as a Mental Health Nurse (RMN) in 2009 and has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including in-patient and community.

She has been involved with the Hearing Voices Network for a number of years, having experienced psychosis herself, and has delivered training and presented at conferences for the organisation. Ruth remains actively involved with the Hearing Voices Network and other service user movements.

Ruth was awarded the South West London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust's Nurse of the Year award for 2013 and continues to work for the Trust in Merton & Sutton Early Intervention Service.

She completed the Psychosocial Interventions (PSI) pathway of the MSc in Healthcare Practice in 2013, began teaching on the PSI course and, in 2014, took on the role of lecturer practitioner for PSI.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PgDip, Nursing (Mental Health), Sheffield Hallam University
  • MA, Psychology, University of Edinburgh

Professional experience

  • 2014 - present
    Lecturer Practitioner (Psychosocial Interventions), St George's University London
  • 2012 - present
    Care Co-ordinator (RMN), Merton & Sutton Early Intervention Service
  • 2013 - 2014
    Honorary Lecturer, St George's University London
  • 2011 - 2012
    Care Co-ordinator (RMN), Morden Community Mental Health Team
  • 2011 - 2011
    Carer Support Worker, Voice Collective / Mind in Camden
  • 2010 - 2011
    Staff Nurse, Newent Recovery Centre (Older Adult Mental Health)
  • 2009 - 2010
    Staff Nurse, Rowan Ward, Springfield University Hospital
  • 2009 - 2009
    Assistant Psychologist (Research), University of Hertfordshire

Professional registration and membership

  • Nurse (Mental Health), Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)

Research interests

Psychosocial Interventions (PSI); Hearing Voices; Recovery; Early Intervention (EIS); Psychosis; Formulation; Human rights


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Forrest, Ruth (2014) The implications of adopting a human rights approach to recovery in practice. Mental Health Practice, 17(8), pp. 29-33. ISSN (print) 1465-8720

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