Chloe Crowe

Senior Lecturer Practitioner, Mental Health Nursing

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Chloe is a registered mental health nurse with extensive experience in the leadership and management of adult acute inpatient services, tier four child and adolescent mental health services, and psychiatric decision units.

chloe.crowe@aru.ac.uk

Background

Chloe started her qualified nursing career in a large South London Mental Health Trust. This is where she found her love for acute adult inpatient mental health nursing. She developed her skills in risk assessment and management, collaborative care planning and service user and carer involvement.

She went on to complete a six-month secondment as a research nurse. Her role included identification of potential participants for Clinical Research Network (CRN) adopted studies whilst working in accordance with Good Clinical Practice and Research Governance.

Chloe makes a conscious effort to ensure her academic knowledge underpins her clinical competence and skills. She holds a Master of Research in Clinical Practice. During her Master’s, she gained skills in planning, undergoing, and evaluating research within clinical settings. Chloe is passionate that mental health nurses should provide the most up to date evidence-based interventions/care.

For the past eight years, Chloe has worked in various leadership and managerial roles. One of her proudest achievements is setting up and leading Lotus Assessment Suite, an innovative nurse-led psychiatric decision unit. This service won the ‘Nursing in Mental Health’ Nursing Times Award 2017.

For the past four years Chloe has held the role of Modern Matron at a large North East London Foundation Trust, working with adults and young people in crisis. She has extensive experience in developing the nursing workforce through teaching, coaching and role modelling best practice.

Chloe is passionate about supporting the learning of student nurses and junior colleagues and therefore has moved into her current clinical academic role as Senior Lecturer Practitioner. She looks forward to bringing her clinical knowledge/experience to her teaching, which will help students bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Research interests

  • Evaluation of mental health decision units: Chloe was a co-applicant on the NIHR funded research project 'Evaluating Mental Health Decision Units in acute care pathways (DECISION): A quasi-experimental, qualitative and health economic evaluation' (2019 to 2022).
  • Mental health patient sleep: Chloe presented her Master’s research project 'Staff perceptions of factors that impede and promote sleep for patients using acute mental health inpatient services: A qualitative study' at the International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference 2017.
  • Quality and availability of clinical supervision and reflective practice for mental health nurses within clinical settings.

Teaching

Qualifications

  • PG Cert Learning and Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University (in progress)
  • Master of Research in Clinical Practice, St George’s University London
  • Diploma BSc (Hons) in Health Care Practice (Mentorship for Practice), St George's & Kingston University, London
  • BA (Hons) Mental Health Nursing, Oxford Brookes University.

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Royal College of Nurses (RCN

Selected recent publications

Goldsmith, L., Anderson, K., Clarke, G., Crowe, C., Jarman, H., Johnson, S., Lloyd-Evans, B., Lomani, J., McDaid, D., Park, A-L., Smith, J., Turner, K., Gillard, S., 2021. The psychiatric decision unit as an emerging model in mental health crisis care: a national survey in England. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 30(4), pp. 955-962.