Bernadette Solomon


Bernadette is passionate about recovery in mental health & addictions, improving health outcomes for individuals affected by mental health and eliminating health disparities. She graduated from the University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom as a Registered and Psychiatric Nurse. Bernadette is currently a senior lecturer in mental health & addictions, and also is an academic research lead in the school of nursing at Manukau Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. Bernadette has extensive experience as a mental health nurse, academic and educator. Bernadette’s specialty practice is criminology & forensic mental health nursing.

Bernadette’s doctoral (DHSc) research focused on mental health recovery. The research explored the experience and meaning of recovery-oriented practice for nurses working in an acute inpatient mental health service, using a hermeneutic phenomenological methodology. She is particularly passionate about the empowering potential of embedding recovery-oriented practice into mental health services and in particular within nurse education. Her other research interests are in nursing education, mental health, and Forensic mental health. Bernadette is currently involved in various research projects both within MIT and in collaboration with other educational nursing schools in NZ.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Surviving and Thriving in Times of Rapid Change: Multiple Tertiary Teaching Voices from Aotearoa, New Zealand

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