Geoffrey Amoateng

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Geoffrey worked as a mental health nurse in a medium secure setting for over nine years, working as a ward manager and later as a forensic Community Psychiatric Nurse in the last five years of his clinical experience at West London Mental Health, NHS Trust before leaving to work in the university.

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He joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2004, initially on secondment for one year and became a full time Senior Lecturer in Mental Health from 2005. He's acquired various teaching and learning experiences in his role as a senior lecturer and Education Champion.

Research interests

Geoffrey has interests in the following areas:

  • Issues around culture, diversity and faith in care settings
  • Promotion of mental health awareness and recovery
  • Teaching, learning and assessment approaches in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education- Experiences of international and Black Minority Ethnic students.
  • The role of culture in the understanding, uptake and access to mental health services among people from Sub- Saharan African background. (Ongoing PhD research)


All BSc Pre-registration Nursing courses

Module leader: Practising Health and Social Care (BSc Pre-registration Nursing)

Module tutor: MSc Research Proposal


  • MSc Mental health Interventions (Middlesex University, London)
  • BEd (Physical Education) (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Thames Valley University, London)
  • Diploma in Biology (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
  • Diploma HE Mental Health Nursing (London Southbank University)
  • APMG-International - Prince2 Foundation Certificate in Project Management
  • Whipps Cross Hospital League of Friends- Lester Elliot Bursary award winner for best mental health student

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (Nursing Midwifery Council)
  • Practice Educator (Nursing Midwifery Council)

Selected recent publications

Amoateng, G., and Wrycraft, N. (2009) Mental health services in the community in Wrycraft, N. (ed) An Introduction to Mental Health Nursing. Maidenhead: OUP/McGraw Hill. Ch 8.

Amoateng, G. (2012) Caring for a person with bipolar disorder in Wrycraft, N (ed.) Mental Health Nursing Case Book. Open University Press. Ch 22

Schafer, T., Amoateng, G., and Wrycraft, N. (2009) An exploratory study of GP perceptions of the impact of a primary care counselling service on their practice. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, Vol 37, No 1, pages 1-15).