May Baker

Nursing and Allied Health

I am an experienced senior lecturer in mental health and have been in higher education for the past 17 years. I have 31 years’ nursing experience gaining extensive skills, working and managing many facets of mental health. Whilst a strong mental health advocate and supporter of de-stigmatising addictions, my other interests are dual diagnosis and motivational interviewing. I encourage and involve students to voice their ideas and experiences, enhancing the student/teacher relationship and supporting their learning whilst at university.
I have developed and delivered many programmes and modules to higher education institutions in the UK and overseas and currently lead on the MA Mental Health within the School of Nursing and Allied Health


2003, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc Addictions

Academic appointments

Programme Lead MA Mental Health, Nursing & Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Academic Skills Lead, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present

Postgraduate training

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2004 - 2007

Journal article

Roberts SJ, Baker M, Reeves MJ, Johnson G, Cronin C. 2019. Lifting the veil of depression and alcoholism in sport coaching: how do we care for carers? Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, DOI Author Url Public Url

Harrison J, Baker M. Attitudes of dual diagnosis service users to mobile phone apps that aid treatment adherence. Mental Health Practice,


Baker M. BAKER, M. (2012) Substance Misuse in Mental health Nursing Case Book edited by Nick Wrycraft, Open University Press, Magraw Hill Education, England, UK

Baker M. Substance Misuse in CBT Approaches for Children and Young People, A Practical Case Studies edited by Alison Coad and Nick Wrycraft, Open University Press, Magraw Hill Education, England, UK.


Baker M. Psychological Interventions in drugs and Alcohol in Psychological Interventions in Mental Health edited by Grahame Smith, Magraw Hill Publishing, London


Baker M. Dual Diagnosis perspective within North West region.

Teaching qualification:

Post graduate certificate in Higher Education. 2008


Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy. 2008