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.

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Research Output

Using Satire to teach Ethics

McGowan, I. & Hughes, C., 2018, In : Reflections. January

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach to Suicide Assessment and Intervention

Canning, P., Nugent, J., Martin, F. & Hughes, C., 15 Jun 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • CBT for Mild to Moderate Depression and Anxiety: A guide to low-intensity interventions

    Hughes, C., Herron, S. & Younge, J., Oct 2014, Open University. 256 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Mental Health nurses' attitudes towards personality disorder

    Hughes, C. & Hamilton, S., Jan 2011, In : Skills4Nurses. 22, p. 22-23 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle