Lyndsey Hill

Associate Consultant

lyndsey.hill@reading.ac.uk

Lyndsey brings 14 years of experience in mental health nursing, cognitive behaviour therapy and student nurse higher education delivery. Lyndsey has worked in NHS acute and intensive care mental health units, north west ambulance service, HM prison service, and university student services through her work.

Lyndsey has an in-depth understanding of student mental health due to her PhD studies and involvement in developing a newly set up student wellbeing service at a northwest HEI. She is currently exploring the lived experience of students with mental health problems accessing support for mental health needs and has also written a book chapter on mental health assessment.

Lyndsey joins SUMS alongside her role as a university lecturer and fitness to study officer. The lecturing position allows her to teach and support student nurses on their path to registration. The fitness to study role enables her to explore students’ experiences affecting their studies and action plan on how to support their health and wellbeing to allow them to thrive with the proper support despite any adversity they are experiencing.

Lyndsey is passionate about student mental health and ensuring needs are not barriers to thriving during a student’s university experience. She believes the student’s voice is the key to enabling success and getting it right for the student and staff experience.

Lyndsey is part of the NHS research ethics committee and enjoys reviewing for a mental health practice journal. Lyndsey also rescues chickens and has a pet schnauzer she enjoys walking.