Dr Marc Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

Nursing

Contact Details

email: Marc.roberts@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855428

I am a lecturer, researcher and author with extensive and varied experience working in mental health practice and education. In addition to having clinical experience in mental health care, I also have an academic background in philosophy. My teaching and research interests are therefore concerned with the way in which critical thinking, critical reflection and philosophy more generally can contribute to the theory and practice of contemporary mental health care.

Qualifications

PhD - Philosophy
MA - Philosophy
BA(Hons) - Philosophy
DipHE - Health

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods

NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse
NMC Registered Nurse Teacher

Publications

Books:

Roberts M (2018) Understanding Mental Health Care: Critical Issues in Practice. London: SAGE

Roberts M (2015) Critical Thinking and Reflection for Mental Health Nursing Students. London: SAGE

Book chapters:

Roberts M (2018) Developing a critically orientated mental health nursing practice: Michel Foucault's history of the present, in Bull P, Gadsby J & Williams S (eds) Critical Mental Health Nursing: Observations from the Inside. Monmouth: PCCS Books

Journal Articles:

Roberts M (2017) Critical thinking and contemporary mental health care: Michel Foucault's history of the present Nursing Inquiry 24(2):e12167

Roberts M (2017) A critical analysis of the failure of nurses to raise concerns about poor patient care. Nursing Philosophy 18(3): e12149

Roberts M (2016) Self-deception and poor patient care: a big idea from a Sartrean perspective. Nurse Education Today 46: 13

Roberts M (2016) Critical thinking and reflection in contemporary mental health care: a Foucauldian perspective. Nurse Education Today 45:4850

Roberts M & Ion R (2015) Thinking critically about the occurrence of widespread participation in poor nursing care. Journal of Advanced Nursing 71:768776

Roberts M & Ion R (2014) Preventing moral catastrophes in modern health care systems by facilitating the development of a Socratic ethos: A big idea from an Arendtian perspective. Nurse Education Today 34:1411-1413

Roberts M & Lamont E (2014) Suicide: an existentialist reconceptualization. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 21: 873-878

Roberts M (2014) Beyond the bounds of the dogmatic image of thought: The development of critical, creative thinking in the mental health professions. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 21:313-319

Roberts M & Ion, R. (2014) A critical consideration of systemic moral catastrophe in modern health care systems: A big idea from an Arendtian perspective. Nurse Education Today 34:673-675

Roberts M (2013) Understanding the value of the arts in the education of mental health professionals: Georg Lukács, Samuel Beckett and the aesthetic category of specific particularity. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 20:253-262

Roberts M (2010) Service user involvement and the restrictive sense of psychiatric categories: the challenge facing mental health nurses Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 17:289-294

Roberts M (2010) Emotional intelligence, empathy and the educative power of poetry: a Deleuzo-Guattarian perspective. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 17:236-241

Roberts M (2008) Facilitating recovery by making sense of suffering: a Nietzschean perspective. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 15:743-748

Roberts M (2007) Modernity, mental illness and the crisis of meaning. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 14:277-281

Roberts M (2007) Capitalism, psychiatry and schizophrenia: a critical introduction to Deleuze and Guattaris Anti-Oedipus. Nursing Philosophy 8:114-127

Roberts M (2006) Gilles Deleuze: psychiatry, subjectivity and the passive synthesis of time. Nursing Philosophy 7:191-204

Roberts M (2005) Time, human being and mental health care: an introduction to Gilles Deleuze. Nursing Philosophy 6:161-173

Roberts M (2005) The production of the psychiatric subject: power, knowledge and Michel Foucault. Nursing Philosophy 6:33-42

Roberts M (2004) Psychiatric ethics; a critical introduction for mental health nurses. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 11: 583-588.