Grant King

Lecturer

Nursing, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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Contact

Email

g.king@dundee.ac.uk

Phone

+44 (0)1382 388727

Location

11 Airlie Place

Biography

Grant King is a lecturer in nursing (mental health). His clinical career focused on the mental health of children, young people and their families. Grant’s career took him from NHS Lothian, to NHS Fife and finally to NHS Tayside.  He has also worked for the Scottish Government developing maternal and child health policy as well as working in the third sector for Action for Children. Grant also has a particular clinical and academic interest in spiritual care delivery and was the lead for spiritual care in the mental health services in NHS Tayside as well as managing a team of healthcare chaplains. He has post graduate qualifications in nursing, teaching and spiritual care.

Wider professional activities

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy 
  • Chair of the Scottish Learning Disability Nurse Education Network
  • Member of the University of Dundee’s Arts and Culture Committee
  • Member of the working group for the “Supporting Nurses” work stream of the Nursing 2030 Vision
  • Chair of the Dundee Mental Health Nursing Mentors’ Forum
  • Nominated and shortlisted for the University of Dundee Student Led Teaching Awards for Innovation in Teaching 2015
  • Nominated for the University of Dundee Student Led Teaching Awards for Personal Tutor of the Year 2016
  • Won the Innovation in Education award 2016 from the National Mental Health Nursing Forum Scotland
  • Nominated for the University of Dundee Student Led Teaching Awards for Inspirational Teacher of the Year 2017
  • Nominated for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Teaching Impact award 2017.
  • Nominated for the University of Dundee Student Led Teaching Awards for Most Inspirational Teacher of the Year 2018
  • Received a “Highly commended” from the University of Dundee’s Inclusive Practice awards 2018

Teaching

  • Module leader
    • Understanding Mental Health and Well-being
    • Exploring the Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing
    • Developing Autonomy and Independent Practice in Mental Health Nursing
  • Deputy Module leader
    • Utilising Psychosocial Theories and Therapeutic Approaches in Mental Health Nursing 
  • Module team member
    • Utilising Neurobiological Theories and Therapeutic Approaches in Mental Health Nursing
    • Promoting Holism and Diversity in Mental Health Nursing
    • Exploring Complexity in Mental Health Nursing
    • Developing Autonomy and Independent Practice in Mental Health Nursing
    • Global Citizenship and Health
  • Topic leadership
    • Behaviour management
    • Learning disability
    • Spiritual care (co-lead)
    • Suicide awareness and intervention (co-lead)
    • Therapeutic communication