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Dr Alec Grant

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Health Sciences
Darley Road
Eastbourne
BN20 7UR

Telephone: +44 (0)1273 643100

Email: A.Grant@brighton.ac.uk

Teaching

  • Qualitative research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Mental health at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Cognitive behavioural psychotherapy
  • Supervision of postgraduate research students

Profile

Dr Alec Grant is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton. He qualified as a mental health nurse in the mid-1970s and went on to study psychology, social science and psychotherapy. He is widely published in the fields of ethnography, autoethnography, clinical supervision, cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, and communication and interpersonal skills. His current and developing research interests coalesce in the area of narrative inquiry.

Selected publications

'Autoethnography: threat and promise': Keynote speech at the Inaugural Conference of British Autoethnography, University of Brighton, 22 February 2014
Watch the speech online via Dropbox

Number of items: 53.

ZEEMAN, LAETITIA, ARANDA, KAY and GRANT, ALEC (2013) Queer challenges to evidence-based practice Nursing Inquiry. ISSN 1320-7881

GRANT, ALEC, Short, Nigel P. and Turner, Lydia (2013) Introduction: storying life and lives In: Short, Nigel P., Turner, Lydia and Grant, Alec, eds. Contemporary British Autoethnography. Studies in Professional Life and Work . Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 1-17. ISBN 9789462094086

GRANT, ALEC (2013) Writing, teaching and survival in mental health: a discordant quintet for one In: Short, Nigel P., Turner, Lydia and Grant, Alec, eds. Contemporary British Autoethnography. Studies in Professional Life and Work . Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 33-48. ISBN 9789462094086

GRANT, ALEC, Tym, Kate, HATFIELD, DEBORAH and ARANDA, KAY (2012) How are you feeling? A community poetry project for stroke survivors in Sussex International Practice Development Journal, 2 (2). ISSN 2046-9292

GRANT, ALEC (2012) What's gotten under Alec's skin? A response to Roddie McKenzie Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 19 (7). ISSN 1351-0126

ZEEMAN, LAETITIA and GRANT, ALEC (2012) Whose story is it?  An autoethnography concerning narrative identity Qualitative Report, 17 (36). ISSN 1052-0147

Grant, Alec, Biley, F.C, Leigh-Phippard, H. and Walker, H. (2012) The book, the stories, the people: an ongoing dialogic narrative inquiry study combining a practice development project. Part 1: the research context Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. ISSN 1351-0126

Grant, Alec, Biley, F.C., Leigh-Phippard, H. and Walker, H. (2012) The book, the stories, the people: an ongoing dialogic narrative inquiry study combining a practice development project. Part 2: the practice development context Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. ISSN 1351-0126

Grant, Alec (2011) Getting to know you: performance articles and the peer review process Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18 (9). pp. 833-836. ISSN 1351-0126

Bach, Shirley and Grant, Alec (2011) Communication and interpersonal skills for nursing (2nd. ed.) Learning Matters Ltd., Exeter.

Grant, Alec, Biley, F and Walker, H. (2011) Our encounters with Madness [Edited Collections]

Grant, Alec (2011) A critique of the representation of human suffering in the CBT literature with implications for mental health nursing practice Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18 (1). pp. 35-40. ISSN 1351-0126

Grant, Alec (2010) Autoethnographic ethics and re-writing the fragmented self Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17 (2). pp. 111-116. ISSN 1351-0126

Grant, Alec (2010) Cognitive behavioural interventions for mental health practitioners Mental Health in Practice Series . Learning Matters, Exeter, UK. ISBN 9781844452101

Grant, Alec, Townend, M., Mulhern, R. and Short, N. (2010) Cognitive behavioural therapy in mental health care (2nd edition) Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK. ISBN 9781847876065

Grant, Alec (2010) Writing the reflexive self: an autoethnography of alcoholism and the impact of psychotherapy culture Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17 (7). pp. 577-582. ISSN 1351-0126

Short, N. and Grant, Alec (2009) Burnard (2007): autoethnography or a realist account? Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 16 (2). pp. 196-198. ISSN 1365-2850

Bach, Shirley and Grant, Alec (2009) Communication and interpersonal skills for nurses Learning Matters Ltd, Exeter.

Grant, Alec and Townend, M. (2009) Evidence-based practice and the need for paradigmatic pluralism in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 16 (4). pp. 368-375. ISSN 1351-0126

Grant, Alec (2009) Training and supervising cognitive-behavioural practitioners and others In: Henderson, P., ed. Supervisor training: issues and approaches: guide to supervision volume 2. Guide to Supervision Series . Karnac Books, London. ISBN 9781855754027

Grant, Alec, Townend, M., Mills, J. and Cockx, A. (2008) Assessment and case formulation in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy Sage, London, UK. ISBN 9781412935074

Townend, M., Tew, J., Repper, J. and Grant, Alec (2008) Involvement of service users in education and training. A selected literature review and exploration of the implications for psychological therapists Journal of Mental Health, 17 (1). pp. 65-78. ISSN 1746-918X

Eastwick, Z. and Grant, Alec (2008) Medical personnel need to respond to self-injurers with more empathy In: Williams, M.E., ed. Self mutilation: opposing viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints . Greenhaven Press, Detroit, USA. ISBN 9780737738285

Short, N., Grant, Alec and Clarke, Liam (2007) Living in the borderlands; writing in the margins: an autoethnographic tale Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 14 (8). pp. 771-782. ISSN 1351-0126

Mobini, S., Grant, Alec, Kass, A. and Yeomans, M.R. (2007) Relationships between functional and dysfunctional impulsivity, delay discounting and cognitive distortions Personality and Individual Differences, 43 (6). pp. 1517-1528. ISSN 0191-8869

Grant, Alec and Townend, M. (2007) Some emerging implications for clinical supervision in British mental health nursing Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 14 (6). pp. 609-614. ISSN 1351-0126

Townend, M. and Grant, Alec (2006) Integrating science, practice and reflexivity - cognitive therapy with driving phobia Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 13 (5). pp. 554-561. ISSN 1351-0126

Grant, Alec (2006) Testimony: God and Aeroplanes: my experience of breakdown and recovery. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 13. pp. 456-457.

Mobini, S., Pearce, M., Grant, Alec, Mills, J. and Yeomans, M.R. (2006) The relationship between cognitive distortions, impulsivity, and sensation seeking in a non-clinical population sample Personality and Individual Differences, 40 (6). pp. 1153-1163. ISSN 0191-8869

Poole, J. and Grant, Alec (2005) Stepping out of the box: broadening the dialogue around the organizational implementation of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 12 (4). pp. 456-463. ISSN 1365-2850

Chase Grey, J. and Grant, Alec (2005) Cognitive behavioural therapy: helping the client find her voice Mental Health Practice, 8 (8). pp. 34-37. ISSN 1465-8720

Eastwick, Z. and Grant, Alec (2005) The treatment of people with 'borderline personality disorder': a cause for concern? Mental Health Practice, 8 (7). pp. 38-40. ISSN 1465-8720

Winbourne, R., Clarke, Liam, Grant, Alec and McGowan, B. (2005) Inside these walls: diverse experiences within acute inpatient settings Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 12 (1). pp. 124-125. ISSN 1351-0126

Grant, A. (2005) The use of qualitative research methodologies within musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice Manual Therapy, 10 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1356-689X

Grant, Alec (2005) The role of qualitative research for manipulative physiotherapists Manual Therapy, 10 (1). pp. 1-3.

Eastwick, Z. and Grant, Alec (2004) Emotional rescue - deliberate self harmers and A&E departments Mental Health Practice, 7 (9). pp. 12-15. ISSN 1465-8720

Grant, Alec, Mills, J., Mulhern, R. and Short, N. (2004) Cognitive behavioural therapy in mental health care Sage, London, UK. ISBN 076194141X

Byrne, D., Clarke, Liam, Grant, Alec and McGowan, B. (2003) Conference report Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 10 (4). pp. 505-508. ISSN 1351-0126

Grant, Alec (2003) Clinical Supervision in Mental Health Nursing: A triumph of hope over experience? Mental Health Practice. , 6 (6). pp. 22-23.

Grant, Alec (2003) Clinical supervision in mental health nursing: a triumph of hope over experience? Mental Health Practice, 6 (6). pp. 22-23. ISSN 1465-8720

Byrne, D., Clarke, L., Grant, Alec and McGowan, B. (2003) Conference Report: User Involvement in Curriculum and Nursing Practice Development (the fourth Mental Health Nursing Conference, incorporating the second Marion Beeforth Lecture, Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Brighton, 16th April 2003). Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 10. pp. 505-507.

Grant, Alec (2003) Sex, gender and mental health nursing: sanitized stories and graphic accounts In: Barker, Phil, ed. Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: the craft of care. Arnold, London, UK. ISBN 0340810262

Grant, Alec (2003) The problems of freedom and consent: combating denial in mental health nursing (2nd edition) In: Barker, Phil, ed. Psychiatric and mental health nursing: the craft of caring. Hodder Arnold, London, UK. ISBN 9780340947630

Grant, Alec (2003) The problems of freedom and consent: combating denial in mental health nursing In: Barker, Phil, ed. Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: the craft of care. Arnold, London, UK. ISBN 0340810262

Grant, Alec (2002) Commentary - tales from the order of received wisdom Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 9 (5). pp. 622-627. ISSN 1365-2850

Grant, Alec (2002) Tales from the order of received wisdom (or some contemporary problems with mental health nurse education in Britain). Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 9. pp. 622-627.

Grant, Alec (2001) Knowing me knowing you: towards a new relational politics in 21st century mental health nursing Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 8 (3). pp. 269-275. ISSN 1351-0126

Grant, Alec (2001) Psychiatric nursing and organizational power: rescuing the hidden dynamic Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 8 (2). pp. 173-177. ISSN 1351-0126

Grant, Alec (2001) Clinical supervision activity among mental health nurses: a critical organizational ethnography Nursing Praxis International, Portsmouth. ISBN 1903625076

Grant, Alec (2001) Psychiatric nursing and organisational power: Rescuing the hidden dynamic. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 8. pp. 173-177.

Grant, Alec (2001) Rejoinder to Barker and Clarke Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 8. pp. 463-465.

Grant, Alec (2000) Clinical supervision and organisational power: a qualitative study. Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care, 31 (12). pp. 398-401.

Grant, Alec and Mills, J. (2000) The great going nowhere show: structural power and mental health nurses Mental Health Practice., 4 (3). pp. 14-16. ISSN 1465-8720

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