Kris Deering

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Kris has 15 years of mental health nursing experience, including working as a senior practitioner for a crisis team, a specialist in adolescent psychosis, and practice development to improve participatory practices with service users. His main interest is acute mental health care, particularly improving risk management practices. Kris is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Exeter. He teaches pre- and post-graduate students. He is also an evidence-based practice lead in Nursing at Exeter University and leads for MSc dual registration: Mental Health Nursing and Adult Nursing. Kris is involved in research to improve service users' experience of mental health care. Kris is currently doing his PhD, exploring how service users experience safety to engage in their recovery as part of risk management in an acute mental health ward. He is interested in risk assessment and risk management in psychiatry, mental health philosophy and ethics, Mad Studies, coproduction and participation with service users, Grounded Theory, Politics, and mental health.


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What’s the relationship between stressful life events and psychosis?


Kris Deering considers a 2-year prospective observational study published in the Lancet Psychiatry which found strong links between stressful life events and relapse in first-episode psychosis.

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Early intervention in psychosis: research priorities


In his debut blog, Kris Deering summarises a paper which looks at the evidence gaps and research priorities for early intervention in psychosis.

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