Registered Mental Nurse, family therapy and child and adolescent psychiatry, substance misuse.
BSc (Hons) psychology, MSc, Health Psychology
Clinically, I specialise in child and adolescent mental health and substance misuse and is qualified in family therapy, group work, creative therapies with adolescents (art, drama, play therapy), and in counselling therapies for substance misuse such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy and brief interventions.
My practice history includes working in a therapeutic community with young people and leading the drug and alcohol liaison team as the senior nurse in a regional hospital in London, and consultant nurse for young people's substance misuse team.
My research areas of interest are mental and social health and wellbeing of those at risk of social exclusion who struggle to access resources for good health care and social wellbeing. such populations include substance misusers, vulnerable young people and people with disabling mental health problems.
I have supervised several PhD students to completion. I can supervise a range of thesis topics and methodologies, and have a particular interest in substance use, social exclusion, mental health.
I am a mental health nurse and health psychologist, teaching across pre-registration nursing, continuing professional development in nursing, speech therapy/psychology, health and social care programmes, and supervising postgraduate studies in health care.
I currently supervise three PhD students.
My academic interests lie in research into recovery from substance misuse, policy making for public health, and social exclusion. I have an extensive publication and scholarly activity profile and have developed an international profile in my key research interest areas. particular current topic of interest are co-productive methodologies, particularly with people who are hard to reach or seldom heard.
I currently work with VoiceBox Inc, a community enterprise organisation which works collaboratively in co-productive research projects.
L. Webb (2011). Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice. Oxford University Press.
S. Martikke, H. Cumbers, N. Cox, L. Webb, E. Gedzielewski, et al. (2019). Building bridges into the community: Social capital in a volunteering project for care leavers. Children and Society: the international journal of childhood and children's services. 33(2), pp.111-125.
S. Cheeta, A. Halil, M. Kenny, E. Sheehan, R. Zamyadi, et al. (2018). Does perception of drug-related harm change with age? A cross-sectional online survey of young and older people. BMJ Open. 8(11),
L. Webb (2018). Exploring the characteristics of effective communicators in healthcare. Nursing Standard. 33(9), pp.47-51.
A. Clayson, L. Webb, N. Cox (2018). When two worlds collide: Critical reflection on co-production. Drugs and Alcohol Today. 18(1), pp.51-60.
L. Webb, N. Cox, S. Martikke, H. Cumbers, E. Gedzielewski, et al. (2016). Personal resilience and identity capital among young people leaving care: enhancing identity formation and life chances through involvement in volunteering and social action. Journal of Youth Studies.
L. Webb, J. Clough, D. O’Reilly, D. Wilmott, G. Witham (2016). The utility and impact of information communication technology (ICT) for pre-registration nurse education: A narrative synthesis systematic review. Nurse Education Today.
. Galvani, J. Tetley, C. Haigh, L. Webb, G. Yarwood, et al. (2016). End of life care for people with alcohol and other drug problems: an exploratory study. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 6(3), pp.392-393.
N. Cox, A. Clayson, L. Webb (2016). A safe place to reflect on the meaning of recovery: a recovery community co-productive approach using multimedia interviewing technology. Drugs and Alcohol Today. 16(1), pp.4-15.
N. Cox, L. Webb (2016). Poles Apart: does the export of mental health expertise from the Global North to the Global South represent a neutral relocation of knowledge and practice?. Sociology of Health and Illness: a journal of medical sociology. 37(5), pp.683-697.
N. Cox, L. Webb (2015). Poles apart: does the export of mental health expertise from the Global North to the Global South represent a neutral relocation of knowledge and practice?. Sociology of Health & Illness. 37(5), pp.683-697.
L. Webb, G. Witham, T. Ford (2012). The provision of a mental health practitioner within a young people's substance misuse clinical team. Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis. 5(3), pp.254-267.
L. Webb (2012). The recovery model and complex health needs: what health psychology can learn from mental health and substance misuse service provision. J Health Psychol. 17(5), pp.731-741.
L. Webb (2012). Tools for the job: why relying on risk assessment tools is still a risky business. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 19(2), pp.132-139.
L. Webb (2009). Counting girls out: A review of suicide among young substance misusers and gender difference implications in the evaluation of risk. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 16(2), pp.103-126.
L. Webb, T. Ryan (2009). Hitting the target and missing the point: Is the United Nations playing games with the world's most vulnerable?. Journal of Health Management. 11(1), pp.229-241.
L. Webb, T. Ryan, P. Meier (2008). Care pathways to in-patient alcohol detoxification and their effects on predictors of treatment completion. Journal of Substance Use. 13(4), pp.255-267.
T. Ryan, L. Webb, PS. Meier (2006). A systems approach to care pathways into in-patient alcohol detoxification: Outcomes from a retrospective study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 85(1), pp.28-34.
T. Ryan, B. Hills, L. Webb (2004). Nurse staffing levels and budgeted expenditure in acute mental health wards: a benchmarking study. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 11(1), pp.73-81.
S. CHEETA, F. SCHIFANO, A. OYEFESO, L. WEBB, AH. GHODSE (2004). Antidepressant-related deaths and antidepressant prescriptions in England and Wales, 1998-2000. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 184(1), pp.41-47.
L. Webb, A. Oyefeso, F. Schifano, S. Cheeta, M. Pollard, et al. (2003). Cause and manner of death in drug-related fatality: an analysis of drug-related deaths recorded by coroners in England and Wales in 2000. DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE. 72(1), pp.67-74.
F. Schifano, F. schifano, A. Oyefeso, L. webb, M. Pollard, et al. (2003). Review of deaths related to taking ecstasy, England and Wales, 1997-2000. BMJ. 326(7380), pp.80-81.
L. Webb (2002). Deliberate self-harm in adolescence: a systematic review of psychological and psychosocial factors. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 38(3), pp.235-244.
L. Webb, N. Morris (1994). Mental health. Wilson's model of family caregiving. Nurs Stand. 8(16), pp.27-30.
L. Webb, N. Morries (1994). Wilson's Model of Family Caregiving Nursing Standard, 8 (16): 27 – 30, 1994 Jan 12 - 18. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987). 8(16), pp.27-30.
J. Tetley, N. Cox, K. Jack, G. Witham (2018). Nursing Older People at a Glance. John Wiley & Sons,
ML. Holt (2011). Health Promotion and Communication Techniques. L. Webb. In: Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice. Oxford University Press, pp.137-155.
M. Holt, L. Webb (2011). Engagement motivation and changing behaviour. L. Webb. In: Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice. Oxford University Press, pp.277-299.
E. Miller, L. webb (2011). Active listening and attending: communication skills and the health care environment. In: Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice. Oxford University Press,
E. Miller, L. webb (2011). Theory to practice: Communicating therapeutically. In: Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice. Oxford University Press,
L. Webb, N. cox (2017). co-produced research with liminal communities. birmingham university, 14/9/2017.
L. Webb (2017). Global perspectives on co-production. Birmingham University, 14/9/2017.
L. Webb, . Galvani, S, . Tetley, J, et al. (2017). Hear me now: Family experiences of end of life care for people using alcohol and drugs Society for the study of addiction conference. Madrid, 18/3/2017.
L. Webb (2014). Researching Recovery. Manchester, 7/11/2016.
L. Webb, A. Clayson (2016). Voices in Action: Community action in the journey of recovery. Manchester, 20/11/2015.
N. Cox, L. Webb (2015). Poles apart: does the export of mental health expertise from the Global North to the Global South represent a neutral relocation of knowledge and practice?. In: http://www.easaonline.org/networks/medical/events/magic2015/. University of Sussex, United Kingdom, 9/9/2015.
. VoiceBox Inc (2014). Voicebox Inc. voices from the brink. In: http://intar.org/conferences/2014-liverpool-uk/. University of Liverpool, 24/6/2014.
L. Webb (2012). Counting girls out of suicide risk assessment. In: http://www2.kenes.com/esssb14/sci/Pages/Symposium%20Timetable.aspx. Tel Aviv, 3/9/2012.
L. Webb, S. Wright, S. Galvani Research Briefing No. 2: End of life care for people with alcohol and other drug problems: Scoping of exisiting database evidence. Research Briefing. Manchester Metropolitan University, Big Lottery Fund.
L. Webb, S. Wright, S. Galvani (2017). End of life care for people with alcohol and other drug problems: scoping review of existing database evidence. , Big Lottery Fund.
S. Martikke, N. Cox, H. Cumbers, L. Webb Working successfully with care leavers: an evaluation of GMYN's Boom+ project. UK, Manchester: Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation, UK Cabinet Office.
G. Yarwood, L. Webb, N. Hammond, PM. Gray (2017). Evaluation report of families experiences of Partners of Prisoners (POPs) prison-based visitor centre services. Manchester Metropolitan University, Partners of Prisoners (POPs).
L. Webb, H. Ghodse, A. Oyefeso, F. Schifano, M. Pollard, et al. (2002). drug-related deaths as reported by coroners in England and Wales: Annual Review 2001 and np-SAD Surveillance Report no.9. St George's Hospital Medical School, St George's Hospital Medical School.
L. Webb, H. Ghodse, A. Oyefeso, M. Pollard, J. Corkery (2001). Drug related Deaths as Reported by Coroners in England & Wales: Annual Review 2000 and np-SAD Surveillance Report no. 7. Oct 2001. European Centre for Addiction Studies, St. George's Hospital Medical School, St George's Hospital Medical School.
S. galvani, J. tetley, C. haigh, L. webb, J. ashby, et al. (2016). Hear me now: Family experiences of end of life care for people using alcohol and drugs.
Advocacy Action, Manchester, 2014.
Recoverism and the Arts. Manchester 2017
I regularly review for the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Substance Use and Clinical Nursing.
End of Life Care and substance use. Strand 2: scoping review of data. Big Lottery (£425K).
Care leavers: Boom Project. In association with Greater Manchester Voluntary Services Organisation and Greater Manchester Youth Network, Vulnerable and Disengaged Young People Fund, The Cabinet Office, HM Govt. (£56,500). February 2014.
Voices from the Brink: Digital technology as outreach among disengaged substance misusers. Research Accelaration Fund, MMU. (£5000), February 2014.
Back from the Brink: supporting disengaged drinkers toward recovery. MMU Research Institute for Health and Social Care (RIHSC), (£1000). January, 2014.
Medication Error Rates; Evaluation of on Medication Error Reporting & Monitoring for the Smithfield Detoxification Service. Turning Point, Manchester. February, £2000. 2009.
Mental health liaison in voluntary substance misuse services. Action research project, for Drug & Alcohol Action Team, Staffordshire (£15,000). August 2005.
The Smithfield Project – evaluation of 10 years provision of in-patient detoxification treatment. In collaboration with the Centre for Mental Health Service Development in England, Kings College London (£10,000). Completed 2004.
‘Step up to Social Work’. Design and delivery of online teaching module for substance misuse. Government funded initiative. 2011.
Greater Manchester Tier 4a Alcohol Services: A Review to Support Service & System Development. Investigation and evaluation of existing data sources. Tony Ryan Associates, 2005.
Multivariate path analysis of predictive factors for diabetes control in a newly diagnosed patient group. July 2004. Contracted–out work from Diabetes UK funded study.
Crisis intervention evaluation of services in the NW, analysis of assessment & admission data from 3 sites in the NW of England. For: Health and Social Care Advisory Service, Manchester. October 2003.
Dataset construction & analysis, Drug-related deaths as reported by coroners in England & Wales, Annual Review 2002 & Surveillance Report No. 11. Oct 2003. For: National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths, European Centre for Drug Abuse Studies, St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London.
partner working with Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations.
Currently working on Cabinet Office policy research into care leavers. Vulnerable Young People Fund.