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The flexibility and freedom to come up with innovative teaching ideas is something associate professor Julia Terry loves about her role.
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The flexibility and freedom to come up with innovative teaching ideas is one of the things associate professor Julia Terry loves about her role.

Last year, Julia Terry became the first mental health nurse to be appointed a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) fellow, and she believes hard work brings its own rewards.

Ms Terry qualified as a mental health nurse (RMN) in 1994, after training at Goodmayes Hospital in Essex.

After 13 years in clinical practice, working mostly with adults in the community and child and adolescent mental health services, she moved into nurse education.

Married with three children, Ms Terry is now an associate professor at Swansea University in Wales.

What are your main work responsibilities? Teaching healthcare students about mental

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