Portrait of Dr Stephen Hemingway Dr Stephen Hemingway

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I have been a mental health nurse for two decades now, working mainly in the field of acute psychiatry in the early part of my career, found myself then in the peripatetic role of rehabilitation of the traumatically brain injured before returning to the acute adult context. I became a full time lecturer at the University of Sheffield in 1999 after spending a year there on secondment. I enjoyed my time in South Yorkshire building up strong links with service partners especially in the developing role of nurses as prescribers and have continued this when I transferred to The University of Huddersfield in 2006. I have been fortunate to actively have the experience of liaising nationally and internationally whether in scholarship, research or consultation roles and see this as an important part of the lecturing role in mental health.

I contribute to the prescribing courses at the University and I also work as a honorary memory nurse with SWYPFT that enables me to prescribe medication as part of my role (I am a qualified V300 Prescriber).

Research and Scholarship

University research group memberships

I am currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Health and Social Care Research.

Research interests

My scholarship and research activities have followed the care contexts where I have worked for example rehabilitation of the brain injured and telephone interventions top support the person in crisis and or mental health problems.

A major part of my role in the division of mental health at the University and in collaboration with South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust is improving the experiences of service users who receive medicine management services from mental health nurses. In a cross-region collaboration I have been involved in a project with the aims of improving the knowledge and skills of nurses pre and post registration when undertaking the medicines management role. Evaluating the project formed the basis of my PhD by publication submission and has produced several peer reviewed articles. I have also evaluated physical healthcare education and training initiatives at the University with several publications adding to the knowledge on this important part of the mental health nursing role.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Hemingway, S (2018) ‘Community Mental Health Nurses as Prescribers of Medication: Does this Fit with Recovery Focused Interventions?’. In: European Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing in the 21st Century. : Springer. . ISBN 9783319317717


Haygarth, L. and Hemingway, S. (2017) ‘Schizophrenia: Practical prescribing of antipsychoticsNurse Prescribing , 16 (1). ISSN 1479-9189

Chadwick, C. and Hemingway, S. (2017) ‘A review of the effectiveness of interventions aimed at understanding the content and meaning of the experience of voice hearingMental Health Nursing , pp. 10-18. ISSN 2043-7501

Burgess-Dawson, R. and Hemingway, S. (2017) ‘Basics of psychopharmacology’. In: Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing: An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students. : Wiley-Blackwell. . ISBN 978-1118880210

Felton, A., Stacey, G. and Hemingway, S. (2017) ‘What is mental health?’. In: Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing: An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students. : Wiley-Blackwell. . ISBN 978-1118880210

Culshaw, M., Hemingway, S. and Stephenson, J. (2017) ‘Prescribing Safety: An Evaluation of an Inter-Professional Workshop Involving Non-Medical Prescribing and MPharm Students’. In: University of Huddersfield Teaching and Learning Conference 2017, 13 September 2017, University of Huddersfield

Hemingway, S (2017) ‘The Advanced Nurse Practitioner Role in Memory Services’. In: Scottish Unite / MHNA Conference : Mental health nursing in Scotland, 01/09/17, University of Dundee

Hemingway, S. and Burgess-Dawson, R. (2017) ‘Psychopharmacology in clinical practice’. In: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring, 3rd edn. Abingdon, UK: CRC Press. pp. 525-540. ISBN 9781138626348


Hemingway, S (2016) ‘The future of mental health nursing education in the United Kingdom: Reflections on the Australian and New Zealand experienceJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 23 (5), pp. 331-337. ISSN 1351-0126

Lambert, N. and Hemingway, S. (2016) ‘Caring About the Shape of Mental Health Nursing: A survey investigating practitioner’s perceptions towards potential changes to undergraduate educationBritish Journal of Mental Health Nursing , 5 (3), pp. 111-117. ISSN 2049-5919

Hemingway, S (2016) ‘The times are changing in mental health nursingMental Health Nursing , 36 (1), pp. 3-3. ISSN 1353-0283

Hemingway, S (2016) ‘Mental health nurses’ medicines management role: a qualitative content analysisNurse Prescribing , 14 (2), pp. 84-91. ISSN 1479-9189


Edward, K., Warelow, P., Hemingway, S., Hercelinskyj, G., Welch, A., McAndrew, S. and Stephenson, J. (2015) ‘Motivations of nursing students regarding their educational preparation for mental health nursing in Australia and the United Kingdom: a survey evaluationBMC Nursing , 14 (29). ISSN 1472-6955

Hemingway, S (2015) Preparing mental health nurses for their medicines management role: an evaluation of a novel training approach Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

Hemingway, S., Stephenson, J., Trotter, F., Clifton, A. and Holdich, P. (2015) ‘Increasing the health literacy of learning disability and mental health nurses in physical care skills: a pre and post-test evaluation of a workshop on diabetes careNurse Education in Practice , 15 (1), pp. 30-37. ISSN 1471-5953

Hamilton, I., Pringle, R. and Hemingway, S. (2015) ‘Psychotropic induced sexual dysfunction for people with a dual diagnosisAdvances in Dual Diagnosis , 8 (4). ISSN 1757-0972


Hemingway, S (2014) ‘Can student mental health nurses be prepared for medicines management?Nurse Prescribing , 12 (12), pp. 614-620. ISSN 1479-9189

Hemingway, S (2014) ‘Medication management in mental health: nurses’ perceptions of their work with service users and carersMental Health Nursing , 34 (6), pp. 18-23. ISSN 2043-7501

White, J., Hemingway, S. and Stephenson, J. (2014) ‘Training Mental Health Nurses to Assess the Physical Health Needs of Mental Health Service Users: A Pre- and Post-test AnalysisPerspectives in Psychiatric Care , 50 (4), pp. 243-250. ISSN 0031-5990

Hemingway, S., Stephenson, J., Roberts, B. and McCann, T. (2014) ‘Mental health and learning disability nursing students' perceptions of the usefulness of the objective structured clinical examination to assess their competence in medicine administrationInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing , 23 (4), pp. 364-373. ISSN 1445-8330

Hemingway, S., Legha, G., Sharrock, J. and Kohrsen, G. (2014) ‘Physical and Mental Health’. In: Mental Health Nursing: Dimensions of Praxis (2nd Edition). : Oxford University Press. . ISBN 9780195522242

Hemingway, S., Clifton, A., Stephenson, J. and Edward, K. (2014) ‘Facilitating knowledge of mental health nurses to undertake physical health interventions: a pre-test/post-test evaluationJournal of Nursing Management , 22 (3), pp. 383-393. ISSN 0966-0429

Hemingway, S., McCann, T., Baxter, H., Smith, G., Burgess-Dawson, R. and Dewhirst, K. (2014) ‘The perceptions of nurses towards barriers to the safe administration of medicines in mental health settingsInternational Journal of Nursing Practice . ISSN 1322-7114

Hemingway, S (2014) ‘Editorial: 2014: a year of changeMental Health Nursing , 34 (1), p. 3. ISSN 2043-7501


Hemingway, S., Coxon, G., Munday, D. and Ramsay, M. (2013) ‘Austerity is bad for mental health: implications for mental health nursesMental Health Nursing , 33 (6), pp. 7-9. ISSN 2043-7501

Hemingway, S. and Coxon, G. (2013) ‘Austerity is bad for your mental health: findings from an exploration of the literature’. In: Unite in Health Thinking Thursday, 13th December 2013,

Hemingway, S., Trotter, F., Stephenson, J. and Holdich, P. (2013) ‘Diabetes: increasing the knowledge base of mental health nursesBritish journal of nursing , 22 (17), pp. 991-996. ISSN 0966-0461

Hemingway, S., Atkin, L. and Stephenson, J. (2013) ‘Assessing and managing wounds in mental health settingsWounds UK , 9 (3), pp. 34-40. ISSN 1746-6814

Hemingway, S., Stephenson, J., Holliday, L. and Covill, C. (2013) ‘Administering LAAIs: an education and training workshopBritish Journal of Mental Health Nursing , 2 (4), pp. 216-220. ISSN 2049-5919

Tolson, L., Hemingway, S. and Porter, J. (2013) ‘Clinical placement in an acute mental health unit: reflections of a student's trip to AustraliaMental Health Nursing , 33 (4), pp. 14-16. ISSN 2043-7501

Hemingway, S., Covill, C. and Holliday, L. (2013) ‘Administering long-acting antipsychotic injectionsBritish Journal of Mental Health Nursing , 2 (3), pp. 155-161.

Rogers, M., Hemingway, S. and Elsom, S. (2013) ‘An evaluation of therapeutic optimism in advanced nurse practitioner studentsNursing Standard , 27 (36), pp. 35-39. ISSN 0029-6570

Hemingway, S., Rogers, M. and Elsom, S. (2013) ‘Measuring the influence of a mental health training module on the therapeutic optimism of advanced nurse practitioner students in the United KingdomJournal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners . ISSN 23276886


Edward, K., Hemingway, S. and Stephenson, J. (2012) ‘Oral health – a key assessment skill for mental health nurses: a pilot evaluation of an educational interventionMental Health Nursing , 32 (6), pp. 12-16. ISSN 2043-7501

Hemingway, S. and Snowden, A. (2012) ‘Debating mental health nurses' role in medicines managementBritish Journal of Nursing , 21 (20), pp. 1219-1223. ISSN 0966-0461

Hemingway, S (2012) ‘The Medicine With Respect Project: A stakeholder focus group evaluationNurse Education in Practice , 12 (6), pp. 310-315. ISSN 1471-5953

Warelow, P., Edward, K., Hercelinskyj, G., Welch, T., Hemingway, S., McAndrew, S. and Stephenson, J. (2012) ‘The fabric of a career in mental health nursing from an Australian and UK perspective’. In: ACMHN's 38th Annual International Mental Health Nursing Conference, 3rd-5th October 2012, Darwin, Australia , p. 27

Hemingway, S., White, J., Baxter, H., Smith, G., Turner, J. and McCann, T. (2012) ‘Implementing a Competence Framework for Administering Medication: Reporting the experiences of Mental Health Nurses and StudentsIssues in Mental Health Nursing , 33 (10), pp. 657-664. ISSN 0161-2840

Hirst, C. and Hemingway, S. (2012) ‘Exercise and older people who are diagnosed with depression: reviewing the evidence.Mental Health Nursing , 32 (3), pp. 12-16. ISSN 2043-7501


Hemingway, S., Sutton, M., Heraty, I., Broadbent, E. and Elliott, R. (2011) ‘Interviews for mental health nursing students. Key Considerations for the panelMental Health Nursing , 31 (4), pp. 20-22. ISSN 2043-7501

Hemingway, S., Baxter, H., Smith, G., Rebecca, B. and Dewhirst, K. (2011) ‘Collaboratively planning for medicines administration: a survey evaluationJournal of Nursing Management , 19 (3), pp. 366-376. ISSN 09660429

Hemingway, S., Stephenson, J. and Allmark, H. (2011) ‘Student experiences of medicines management training and educationBritish journal of nursing , 20 (5), pp. 291-297. ISSN 0966-0461


Baxter, H., Clibbens, R., Rebecca, B., Hargate, A., Haygarth, L. and Hemingway, S. (2010) ‘Audit of Clinical Management Plans by non medical prescribersMental Health Nursing , 30 (4), pp. 13-17. ISSN 2043-7501

Hemingway, S (2010) ‘Utilising iStan in the Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing’. In: 2010 UK Simulation in Nursing Education Conference, 9-10 June 2010, University of Huddersfield

Hemingway, S., Maginnis, R., Baxter, H., Smith, G., Turner, J. and White, J. (2010) ‘The Medicine with Respect Project-Phase 1: implementing a pathway toward competency in medicnes administration for mental health nursesMental Health Nursing , 30 (3), pp. 12-16. ISSN 2043-7501


Hemingway, S (2009) ‘Editorial: New Ways of Working (NWW) Resources and ResistanceMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 6 (2), pp. 109-110. ISSN 1743-6885

Hay, A., Hemingway, S. and Jones, S. (2009) ‘Non-medical prescribing and medicines management policies’. In: Medicines Management in Mental Health Care. : Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 83-101. ISBN 9781405132893

Singh, C., Bartle, M., Hurrell, A., Slater, H. and Hemingway, S. (2009) ‘International nursing student placements: reflections of planning, supporting and experiencing services 'Downunder'Mental Health Nursing , 29 (4), pp. 7-12. ISSN 2043-7501

Hemingway, S. and Ely, V. (2009) ‘Prescribing by mental health nurses: the UK perspectivePerspectives in Psychiatric Care , 45 (1), pp. 24-35. ISSN 00315990


Hargate, A., Hemingway, S., Padgett, K. and Plummer, S. (2008) ‘A systems approach to improve the physical healthcare interventions available to the service userMental Health Nursing , 28 (3), pp. 6-9. ISSN 2043-7501

Hemingway, S (2008) ‘Prescribing Within a Team Context: One Mental Health Nurse’s Reflection on the Clinical Aspect of Non-Medical Prescribing TrainingMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 5 (1), pp. 119-133. ISSN 1743-6885

Clibbens, R., Baxter, H. and Hemingway, S. (2008) ‘An audit of Supplementary Prescribing within South West Yorkshire Mental Health TrustMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 5 (1), pp. 101-108. ISSN 1743-6885


Jones, S., Hemingway, S. and Williams, B. (2007) ‘Mental Health Nurses as Non-Medical Prescribers-entering uncharted territoryMental Health Nursing , 27 (1), pp. 14-17. ISSN 2043-7501


Hemingway, S. and Harris, N. (2006) ‘The Development of mental health nurses as prescribers: quantifying the emergenceMental Health Nursing , 26 (6), pp. 14-16. ISSN 2043-7501


Hemingway, S (2005) ‘An Emerging Picture of Non Medical PrescribersNurse Prescribing , 3 (6), pp. 257-262. ISSN 1479-9189


  • Contributor to the ‘Improving mental health services by extending the role of nurses in prescribing and supplying medication: Good practice guide’, produced by the National Prescribing Centre, National Institute for Mental Health and the Department of Health
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of 'Mental Health Academics UK'
  • Member of The Guideline Development Group for NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) clinical guideline 76 'Medicines adherence'
  • Registered with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) as an Independent/Supplementary Prescriber and Lecturer/Practice Educator
  • Editorial board for Mental Health Nursing
  • Editorial lead for themed edition on austerity, Mental Health Nursing November/December 2013, 33(6)
  • Editorial lead for 'New Ways of Working' edition, Journal of Mental Health and Learning Disability Research and Practice 2009, 6(2)
  • Reviewer for British Journal of Nursing, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
  • External examiner for University of Dundee (pre-registration and post-registration)
  • Featured in '60 Seconds with Steve Hemingway' item in Nursing Times, 1st May 2013

Research Degree Supervision

  • Medicines Management - experience in projects to evaluate knowledge and skill acquisition
  • Non-medical Prescribing - local, regional and national experience of evaluation
  • Nursing Skill Simulation - experience of competence assessment in mental health nursing
  • Observed Structured Clinical Examination - experience of evaluation in pre-registration nursing
  • Mental Health Conditions in Primary Care - experience of training and evaluating NHS Direct Nurse Advisors
  • Physical Health Status of Mental Health Service Users - experience of project management and evaluation

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Stephen Hemingway


MSc by Research

Teaching and Professional Activities

Module Leader:

  • HFN 2000 Foundations of Nursing 1

Contribution to:

  • HMH 2022  Independent and Supplementary Prescribing
  • HMH 2000 Prescribing from a Community Formulary
  • HMH 1006 Project Preparation
  • HFG 1000   Professional Development and Research