Profile

Dan Warrender
Title: Mr.
First Name: Dan
Surname: Warrender
Position: Lecturer in Mental Health and Practice Education Lecturer
Telephone: +44(0)1224 262954
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Dan has an academic background in philosophy and, prior to his chosen area of Mental Health, a working background in learning difficulties. He qualified as a Mental Health Nurse from Robert Gordon University in September 2011. Gaining a place on the Early Clinical Career Fellowship (ECCF) 2012, he began an MSc Nursing at the University of Aberdeen, whilst continuing to work in acute mental health. An interest in borderline personality disorder (BPD) and mentalization-based treatment (MBT) became the focus of an MSc and primary research which was disseminated at national and international conferences throughout 2014.

Research/Scholarship interests

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment
  • Acute Mental Health Wards
  • Ethics

Conferences

  • Warrender, D., 2013.  Working with People with Borderline Personality Disorder in Acute Psychiatric Admission Wards. Scottish Personality Disorder Network Conference, 6th June, Aberdeen.
  • Warrender, D., 2014.  Staff Perceptions of the impact of Mentalization-Based Treatment Skills Training on clinical practice when working with Borderline Personality Disorder in acute mental health wards:  A Qualitative Analysis.  Scottish Mental Health Nursing Research Conference, 29th August, Napier University, Edinburgh.
  • Warrender, D., 2014.  Staff Perceptions of the impact of Mentalization-Based Treatment Skills Training on clinical practice when working with Borderline Personality Disorder in acute mental health wards:  A Qualitative Analysis.  Scottish Personality Disorders Network Conference, 4th September, Glasgow.
  • Warrender, D., 2014.  Staff Perceptions of the impact of Mentalization-Based Treatment Skills Training on clinical practice when working with Borderline Personality Disorder in acute mental health wards:  A Qualitative Analysis.  20th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference, 18th September, Warwick University, Coventry.
  • Taylor, R. and Warrender, D. 2014.  Creating order from chaos: Multi-Disciplinary Workshop on Working with People with Borderline Personality Disorder, Aberdeen City Mental Health Partnership, 12th November, Aberdeen Curl, Aberdeen.
  • Gopala, A. and Warrender, D. 2015.  Up close and personal with personality disorder.  Scottish National Party: 81st Annual National Conference, 16th October, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen.
  • Warrender, D., 2015.  Fellows Improve the Care of Patients. NHS Education for Scotland, ECCF News: The Newsletter of the Early Clinical Career Fellowships, 6, pp.2. http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/media/3073464/eccf_newsletter_2015_issue_6_final.pdf

Teaching interests

  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment

Publications

  • Warrender, D., 2015. Staff nurse perceptions of the impact of mentalization based therapy skills training when working with borderline personality disorder in acute mental health: a qualitative study, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22 (8), pp. 623-633.

Presentations

  • Warrender, D. 2015.  Inpatient Group.  NHS Grampian Mental Health and Learning Disability Quality Event, 10th December, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen.

Research Interests

Further to an MA in Philosophy and a working background in learning difficulties, Dan qualified as a mental health nurse from Robert Gordon University in September 2011, and chose to work in acute mental health.  Gaining a place on the Early Clinical Career Fellowship (ECCF) 2012, he completed an MSc Nursing, undertaking primary research and disseminating this nationally and internationally.

As well as his teaching and research interests, Dan is a registered Mentalization Based Therapist with the British Psychoanalytic Council and continues to practice this within the NHS, as well as providing clinical supervision for acute mental health staff, and running inpatient groups.  He has also been involved with strategic groups regarding the care of people with personality disorders at local and national level.

Alongside Scott Macpherson, he is a co-founder of RGU’s Mental Health Movie Monthly, which aims to promote empathy and understanding of mental health issues by providing free showings of relevant films to staff, students and the general public.

Current Research

  • Personality Disorder
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment
  • Acute Mental Health
  • Ethics
  • Arts

External / Professional Roles

  • NHS Grampian Honorary Staff Nurse
  • Early Clinical Career Fellow 2012
  • NHS Grampian BPD Inpatient Care Pathway Steering Group 2015/16
  • NHS Grampian BPD Inpatient Care Pathway Reference Group 2016/17
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland: Short Life Working Group on Personality Disorder 2016/17

Publications

WARRENDER, D., 2017. Borderline personality disorder and the ethics of risk management: the action/ consequences model. Nursing Ethics, 19th January.

WARRENDER, D., 2016.  Protecting time for clinical supervision. Nursing Times, Online Issue 9, 7th September, pp. 5-6.

WARRENDER, D., 2016. Sparking the process: recovery in an acute mental health ward.  Glasgow: Scottish Recovery Network.

WARRENDER, D., 2016. Desperately seeking sense, with no sense to be had. Miscarriage Association: personal reflections. Wakefield: Miscarriage Association.

WARRENDER, D., 2015. Staff nurse perceptions of the impact of mentalization based therapy skills training when working with borderline personality disorder in acute mental health: a qualitative study, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22(8), pp. 623-633.

WARRENDER, D., 2014. What recovery means to me. Glasgow: Scottish Recovery Network.

WARRENDER, D., 2014.  From the heart: tolerating risk in borderline personality disorder. Royal College of Nursing, RCN Bulletin, 321, November 2nd, p. 7. 

BARCLAY, K. and WARRENDER, D., 2012. The positives of the hub and spoke model: an individual student and mentor perspective. NHS Education for Scotland, Nursing and Midwifery Mentor Bulletin, 2012, pp. 13-14.

Media Coverage

WARRENDER, D., 2016. Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland Short-Life Working Group on Personality Disorders: the training perspective.  Scottish Personality Disorders Network Conference, 19th October, Glasgow City Hotel, Glasgow.

WARRENDER, D., 2016. Exploring the challenges for recovery focused practice in acute mental health environments. NHS Highland 8th Annual Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Conference, 30th June, Drumossie Hotel, Inverness.

WARRENDER, D. and MACPHERSON, S., 2016. Using experiential learning to challenge attitudes towards people with personality disorder and generate understanding of the patient experience. In: The Enterprising Teacher: Learning and Teaching Conference. 4th May 2016. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

MACPHERSON, S. and WARRENDER, D., 2016. Changing the scene: using the creative arts to explore and challenge stigma in mental health. In: HAMK Wellbeing International Week. 22-26 February. Hameenlinna: Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulou University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

WARRENDER, D., 2015.  Poster presentation: Inpatient Recovery Group. NHS Grampian Mental Health and Learning Disability Quality Event, 10th December, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen.

GOPALA, A. and WARRENDER, D., 2015.  Up close and personal with personality disorder.  Scottish National Party: 81st Annual National Conference, 16th October, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen.

TAYLOR, R. and WARRENDER, D., 2014.  Creating order from chaos: multi-disciplinary workshop on working with people with borderline personality disorder. Aberdeen City Mental Health Partnership, 12th November, Aberdeen Curl, Aberdeen.

WARRENDER, D., 2014.  Staff perceptions of the impact of mentalization-based treatment skills training on clinical practice when working with borderline personality disorder in acute mental health wards:  a qualitative analysis.  Scottish Mental Health Nursing Research Conference, 29th August, Napier University, Coventry.

WARRENDER, D., 2014.  Staff perceptions of the impact of mentalization-based treatment skills training on clinical practice when working with borderline personality disorder in acute mental health wards:  a qualitative analysis.  Scottish Personality Disorders Network Conference, 4th September, Glasgow.

WARRENDER, D., 2014.  Staff perceptions of the impact of mentalization-based treatment skills training on clinical practice when working with borderline personality disorder in acute mental health wards:  a qualitative analysis.  20th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference, 18th September, Warwick University, Coventry.

WARRENDER, D., 2013.  Working with People with Borderline Personality Disorder in Acute Psychiatric Admission Wards. Scottish Personality Disorder Network Conference, 6th June, Aberdeen.