I am a Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion and Public Health for the School of Allied and Public Health Professions within the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing at Canterbury Christ Church University. I have worked as a Harm Reduction Practitioner for community drug and alcohol services, working to promote the health of people who use drugs and alcohol, their families and the wider community. My research interests include drug and alcohol using behaviours, using qualitative methodologies.
Research and knowledge exchange
I am currently undertaking a PhD on the topic of substance misuse recovery from the perspective of people who use drugs.
Teaching and subject expertise
I have teaching involvement on the following programmes:
- BSc Health Studies suite of programmes
- CPD Level 6 module: 'Substance Misuse and Health'
- MSc Public Health: module leader for the 'Promoting Health and Wellbeing' module
I have completed the PGCLT (HE) teaching qualification at CCCU and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
NET 2018 Conference presentation: 'Educating Public Health Champions' (4th September 2018)
Publications and research outputs
Phillips, A. (2019) 'Effective approaches to health promotion in nursing practice', Nursing Standard, doi: 10.7748/ ns.2019.e11312.
Blackman, S., Phillips, A. & Sah, R. K. (2019) ‘Ethnography and Emotions: New Directions for Critical Reflexivity within Contemporary Qualitative Health Care Research’ in Hayre, C. M. & Muller, D. J. (ed.) Enhancing Healthcare and Rehabilitation: The Impact of Qualitative Research. London: CRC Press
Phillips, A. (2016) 'Supporting smoking cessation in older patients: a continuing challenge for community nurses', British Journal of Community Nursing, 21 (9), pp. 457-461.
Phillips, A. (2015) 'Smoking cessation aids and the primary care nurse', Nursing in Practice, 86, pp. 37-39.
Phillips, A. (2014) 'One too many: alcohol consumption and the health risks', Nursing and Residential Care, 16 (4), pp. 206-209.
Phillips, A. (2012) 'Promoting the health of older people who smoke', British Journal of Community Nursing, 17 (12), pp. 606-611.
Guinote, A. and Phillips, A. (2010) 'Power can increase stereotyping', Social Psychology, 41 (1), pp. 3-9.