C Foster

Senior Lecturer Mental Health

School of Nursing & Midwifery

University of Salford

Adolescence, Mental Health nursing, psychodynamic psychotherapy, Self harm and suicide, developmental trauma, medically unexplained symptoms, CAMHs

Celeste has been a lecturer-practitioner in at the University of Salford since 2004 during which time she was the programme leader for the MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She joined the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Science as a full time lecturer in mental health in February 2013. Prior to that, her clinical role was Service Lead and Lead Nurse for the Liverpool 16-18yrs Specialist Mental Health team and Assistant Clinical Service Group Lead for Liverpool Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, part of Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. Celeste currently maintains her clinical practice through an honorary contract to develop psychodynamic interventions for patients and staff consultation in a Regional Adolescent Psychiatric Intenmore...

2014 Fellow of The Higher Education Academy 2012 Professional standards for BACP national registration Certificate of Proficiency to Practice (Psychotherapy) (from British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy).Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care. 2008 MA Psychoanalytic Interventions with Adolescents (from Adolescent Dept. Tavistock Clinic/ University of East London). 2007 Registered Teacher (from Nursing and Midwifery Council). 2006 Post Graduate Certificate Higher Education Practice and Research (from University of Salford). 2000 DipHE Registered Mental Health Nurse (from University of Manchester/ Nursing & Midwifery Council). 1996 BSc.(Hons)Biochemistry and Applied Molecular Biology (from University of Manchester).

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  1. Foster, C ORCID: 0000-0002-5005-5419 and Smedley, K 2016, Investigating the nature of mental health nursing within an Adolescent Psychiatric Intensive Care unit : identifying nursing interventions that contribute to the recovery journey of Young People , Project Report, University of Salford.
  2. Foster, C ORCID: 0000-0002-5005-5419, Allen, ML and Rayner, GC 2016, Evaluating the Impact of Cheshire East Emotionally Health Schools Pilot Project. Midpoint Report: early Findings , Project Report, University of Salford. (Unpublished)
  3. Collier, EH and Foster, C ORCID: 0000-0002-5005-5419 2014, 'Teaching age and discrimination : a life course perspective' , Nurse Education in Practice, 14 (4) , pp. 333-337.
  4. Fisher, G and Foster, C ORCID: 0000-0002-5005-5419 2016, 'Examining the needs of paediatric nurses caring for children and young people presenting with self-harm/suicidal behaviour on general paediatric wards : findings from a small-scale study' , Child Care in Practice, 22 (3) , pp. 309-322.
  5. Foster, C ORCID: 0000-0002-5005-5419, Birch, L, Allen, S and Rayner, GC 2015, 'Enabling practitioners working with young people who self-harm' , Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 10 (4) , pp. 268-280.
  6. Foster, C ORCID: 0000-0002-5005-5419, Allen, ML and Rayner, GC 2014, Self harm and suicide amongst children & young people in Knowsley : a collaborative workforce development project in partnership with Knowsley Council & Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group , in: NET2014 25th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference, 2-4th September 2014, Churchill College, cambridge UK.
  7. Foster, C ORCID: 0000-0002-5005-5419 2009, 'Adolescents in acute mental distress on inpatient pediatric settings : some reflections from a pediatric liaison practitioner' , Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 22 (1) , pp. 16-22.
  8. Foster, C ORCID: 0000-0002-5005-5419, Allen, S and Rayner, GC 2013, Self harm and suicide amongst children and young people in Knowsley a collaborative workforce development project in partnership with Knowsley council and Knowsley clinical Commissioning Group , Project Report, UNSPECIFIED, University of Salford. (Unpublished)
  9. Foster, C ORCID: 0000-0002-5005-5419 and Benson, J 2016, 'Emotional and mental health [Part 6]. Case 2 : a young woman with anorexia nervosa'' , in: Children's Nursing Case Book , Case Book Series , Open University Press, Berkshire.