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May Baker

Nursing and Advanced Practice

Faculty of Health


Telephone: 0151 231 4155

May is an experienced senior lecturer in mental health and has been in higher education for the past 18 years. She is a mental health nurse with experience spanning 32 years, She has worked in and managed many facets of mental health care delivery. Whilst a strong mental health advocate and supporter of mental wellbeing, her main interest is addictions to include dual diagnosis and motivational interviewing. She strives to involve and encourage student ideas and experiences whilst actively encouraging them to participate in research which enhances the student/teacher relationship and supports their learning and progress.
May has developed and delivered many programmes and modules within higher education institutions in the UK and overseas. She currently leads on the MA Mental Health within the School of Nursing and Allied Health and is Deputy programme lead for the MSc Nursing pre-registration.
She has worked on projects with Erasmus and universities within the EU, focusing on the use of mobile phone technology assisting treatment adherence in addictions. She authored several book chapters between 2007-2018 covering the subjects of alcohol misuse, drug addiction and CBT in practice.


2003, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc Addictions


1994, Central Mersey College Rainhill Hospital, United Kingdom, Registered Mental Nurse

Academic appointments

Deputy Programme Lead MSc Nursing pre-registration, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Programme Lead MA Mental Health, Nursing & Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Academic Skills Lead, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present

Postgraduate training

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2004 - 2007

Journal article

Roberts SJ, Baker M, Reeves MJ, Johnson G, Cronin CJ. 2018. Lifting the veil of depression and alcoholism in sport coaching: how do we care for carers? Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Harrison J, Baker M. Attitudes of dual diagnosis service users to mobile phone apps that aid treatment adherence. Mental Health Practice,


Baker M. BAKER, M. (2012) Substance Misuse in Mental health Nursing Case Book edited by Nick Wrycraft, Open University Press, Magraw Hill Education, England, UK

Baker M. Substance Misuse in CBT Approaches for Children and Young People, A Practical Case Studies edited by Alison Coad and Nick Wrycraft, Open University Press, Magraw Hill Education, England, UK.

Books (authored)

Baker M. Psychological Interventions in drugs and Alcohol in Psychological Interventions in Mental Health edited by Grahame Smith, Magraw Hill Publishing, London


Baker M. Dual Diagnosis perspective within North West region.

Teaching qualification:

Post graduate certificate in Higher Education. 2008


Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy. 2008