I'm a Professor of Mental Health at Manchester Metropolitan University. I've worked on numerous funded projects pertaining to mental health, inclusion and participation. Research on the exploration of stakeholder perspectives and implementation has been a strong feature of my work to date. I have a background in forensic mental health and more recently her national and international focus has been upon minimising restrictive practices such as physical restraint and coercion across varied settings. I was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the NICE guidelines on Violence and Aggression: Short-term management in mental health, health and community settings. I've written extensively on this subject over the past 20 years.
As a result of my profile in this area and collaborative ventures, I'm the Chair Elect of the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group, and the Restraint Reduction Network. In recognition of my work I was awarded the title of Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and won a national mental health nursing accolade: The Eileen Skellern Award in 2014.
I've secured funding to examine a range of topics including coercion, patient safety, service user engagement, participatory action research, digital inclusion, reviews and varied evaluation approaches. Funders have included NIHR, MOJ, YJB and the Health Foundation. I've published extensively in the area of mental health care and coercion and made a number of media appearances pertaining to the topic.
I. Georgieva, R. Whittington, C. Lauvrud, T. Steinert, S. Wikman, et al. (2019). International variations in mental-health law regulating involuntary commitment of psychiatric patients as measured by the Mental Health Legislation Attitudes Scale. Medicine, Science and the Law. 59(2), pp.104-114.
J. Duxbury, J. Baker, S. Downe, F. Jones, P. Greenwood, et al. (2019). Minimising the use of physical restraint in acute mental health services: The outcome of a restraint reduction programme (‘REsTRAIN YOURSELF’). International Journal of Nursing Studies.
J. Duxbury, G. Thomson, A. Scholes, F. Jones, J. Baker, et al. (2019). Staff experiences and understandings of the REsTRAIN Yourself initiative to minimize the use of physical restraint on mental health wards. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.
P. Cusack, FP. Cusack, S. McAndrew, M. McKeown, J. Duxbury (2018). An integrative review exploring the physical and psychological harm inherent in using restraint in mental health inpatient settings. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 27(3), pp.1162-1176.
N. Gire, S. Farooq, F. Naeem, J. Duxbury, M. McKeown, et al. (2017). mHealth based interventions for the assessment and treatment of psychotic disorders: a systematic review. mHealth. 3, pp.1-13.
N. Husain, N. Gire, J. Kelly, J. Duxbury, M. McKeown, et al. (2016). TechCare: mobile assessment and therapy for psychosis – an intervention for clients in the Early Intervention Service: A feasibility study protocol. SAGE Open Medicine. 4, pp.1-9.
M. McKeown, F. Jones, K. Wright, H. Spandler, J. Wright, et al. (2016). It's the talk: a study of involvement initiatives in secure mental health settings. Health Expectations. 19(3), pp.570-579.
M. McKeown, M. Chandley, F. Jones, K. Wright, J. Duxbury, et al. (2016). Explorations of cooperation and recalcitrance in secure mental health hospitals. European Psychiatry. 33 Supplement, pp.S462-S462.
N. Gire, IB. Chaudhry, F. Naeem, J. Duxbury, M. Riley, et al. (2016). TechCare: Mobile-assessment and therapy for psychosis: An intervention for clients within the early intervention service. European Psychiatry. 33 Supplement, pp.S608-S608.
S. Riahi, G. Thomson, J. Duxbury (2016). An integrative review exploring decision-making factors influencing mental health nurses in the use of restraint. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 23(2), pp.116-128.
S. Ramdour, JA. Duxbury, G. Becket, S. Wilson (2015). A cross-sectional observational study of healthcare professional views of factors affecting teenage adherence with antipsychotic medication. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 22(7), pp.491-501.
JA. Duxbury (2015). The Eileen Skellern Lecture 2014: physical restraint: in defence of the indefensible?. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 22(2), pp.92-101.