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Dr Walter Tasosa

Nursing and Advanced Practice

Faculty of Health

I hold a PhD in Health and Wellbeing attained at Sheffield Hallam University in 2018, a Master of Public Health, and an Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies, both completed at the University of Sheffield in 2012 and 2003 respectively. I am also a fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and an Associate member of the Royal Society of Public Health (ARSPH). Since completion of my Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies I have worked in a variety of mental health settings, both in the NHS and in the independent sector. My clinical practice is broad, but I have significant experience of working in admissions, acute and rehabilitation inpatient settings as well as in the community. Since leaving full time practice in 2018, my work has been in Higher Education. I have completed several research projects, and of note was an evaluation of alcohol screening and brief interventions in GP surgeries across the Sheffield Care Commissioning Group. I have also worked on a program called ‘Drink Wise Age Well’ funded by the National Lottery, and the focus was on changing attitudes, combating stigma and reducing alcohol harm in migrants who are over 50 so they can live longer, healthier lives. I currently teach and supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate students in mental health nursing, and public health.