Richard Clancy is the Nursing Research Fellow with Hunter New England Mental Health and Conjoint Associate Professor with the University of Newcastle.
He has over 35 years experience as a registered nurse. He has worked in a variety of mental health settings including 20 years in the specialty of dual diagnosis – Mental Health and Substance Use. He is actively involved in research in the field, has co-authored a mental health text and a number of journal articles in areas of mental health and comorbid substance use. He contributed to the development of the New South Wales Health Clinical Guidelines for the Care Of Persons With Comorbid Mental Illness And Substance Use Disorders In Acute Care Settings. Richard has delivered numerous comorbidity workshops and conference presentations in Australia over the past 20 years.
Richard’s position as a Nursing Research Fellow involves promoting a clinical culture in mental health informed by research.
Richard’s qualifications include a Master of Medical Science (Clinical Epidemiology), a degree in the social sciences as well as his hospital based nursing and postgraduate nursing certificates.