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Andrew Luces

Biography

Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 2021, I worked in Liaison and Diversion for 12 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in central London. I was also the service manager in Liaison and Diversion before taking the post of senior lecturer.

My nursing career began in mid-2000s after studying at London South Bank University and acquiring my nursing degree. I spent a number of years working in a forensic PICU and this is where my specialist interest began in forensics. I spent a short period as ward manager on a male acute ward before acquiring my role in Liaison and diversion. During my time there I completed an MSc in Clinical Forensic Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology &Neuroscience (IoPPN). My dissertation was based on Liaison and Diversion services. As part of my role, I also delivered mental health awareness training to the police and I was heavily involved in the PAN London forum governing Health and Social Care. During this time, I have also been a guest lecturer at both Greenwich and London South Bank University delivering topics related to Liaison and Diversion and Forensic mental health.

I have spent most of my nursing career in Forensic Psychiatry and Liaison and Diversion services. I always enjoyed working with this challenging group and being involved with research in the field of Liaison and diversion.

I am currently in the process of undertaking study as a Fellow of HEA to engage with a broad understanding of effective approaches to learning and teaching.

I have a keen interest in Forensic Psychiatry and Liaison and Diversion. I am in the process of gathering data on these subjects with the intention of publishing my research findings.