Colin Hughes


  • Room 06.311 - Medical Biology Centre

    United Kingdom


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Personal profile


I have a particular interest in the area of Self-Harm and Personality Disorders, in particular the assessment, management and ongoing treatment.


In addition to this I provide specialist consultancy on an ongoing basis in the field of CBT for self-harm and personality disorders for the Belfast Trusts Self-Harm Team. As part of this work I provide training to students specifically Queens's students on placement and to community and statutory bodies. Also I have been asked to provide psychotherapy to the Health services Psychosexual team this is to be confirmed by the University. Lastly in I am currently writing a book for Open University Press in the field of low intensity working, this work is due to be submitted.

Research Statement

I have a particular intertest in Health Behaviour Change using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Facilitated Self-Help techniques.


I have taught into both undergraduate and postgraduate courses these have included:

2008/09 NMH2002 Promotion of Mental Health

2008/09 NMH2004 Mental Health Across the Lifespan

2008/09 NMH2002 The Practice of Mental Health Nursing

2008/09 NMH 2006/3006 Mental Health Problems Assoc. with complex needs.

2008/09 NMH 2006/3006 Management of patient care

2008/09 NMH2008/3008 Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice

2008/09 Specialist practice CBT.

2008/09 Specialist practice Cardiac nursing

2008/09 Specialist practice child and adolescence

2008/09 Specialist practice care of the older person

2008/09 Stand alone module cognitive approaches

2008/09 Specialist practice Thorn course.

2009/10 Mental Health and Learning Disability Awareness Training

2009/10 Stand alone module supervision for psychological therapists.

2009/10 Stand alone module psychological therapies for non-mental health care workers.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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