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Dean McShane

Nursing and Advanced Practice

Faculty of Health


2019, University of Chester, United Kingdom, Master Of Education (MEd)
2017, University of Chester, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
2015, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Degree of Bachelor of Science
2008, University of Chester, United Kingdom, Diploma in Higher Education in Nursing

Academic appointments

Senior Mental Health Lecturer, NAH, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
Senior Mental Health Lecturer, University of Chester, 2018 - 2020
Mental Health Lecturer, University of Chester, 2016 - 2018
Mental Health Lecturer Practitioner, University of Chester, 2015 - 2016

Postgraduate training

PhD, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - 2027

Journal article

McShane D. 2023. Using personalised music to enhance the well-being of people with dementia Mental Health Practice, DOI Publisher Url

Editorial/letter to the editor

McShane D. 2022. Personalised meaningful music for people with dementia British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 3 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Conference presentation:

Men's Mental Health, lived experience with a hug!, The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Education Conference, York Racecourse, Oral presentation. 2024

Personalised playlists for people living with dementia with Sally Magnusson, Playlist for Life Conference, Glasgow, Oral. 2023

Enhancing student knowledge through a community approach, RCN Education Conference 2023, Birmingham, Oral presentation. 2023

Supporting people with dementia with music playlists, Royal College of Nursing Congress, SEC Glasgow, Oral presentation. 2022

Resilience, Innovation and Collaboration: A University Response to COVID-19, RCN International Mental Health Research Conference, Poster presentation. 2021

The effects of volunteering on career graduate characteristics within a dementia friendly initiative, a phenomenological study., RCN International Menal Health Conference, Oral presentation. 2021

Media Coverage:

The Man Hug, men's mental health podcast 2024

The RCN: How to use music in dementia care 2023

BBC Radio Merseyside interview: Music as an intervention for people living with dementia 2022

Dementia Friends changed my life 2020

Dementia Buddies with Warrington Wolves 2019

Dementia Music Day 2019

Shortlisted for Nursing Times Educator of the Year 2019