School of Community Health and Midwifery
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Subject Areas: Allied Health, Psychology, Education, Nursing and Midwifery
Gill is an Adult and Mental Health Nurse, Integrative Counsellor and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. She is currently discipline lead for Counselling and Psychotherapy at UCLan. She has over 18 years of Academic experience and leadership in Higher Education and 30 years of Psychotherapy and Nursing. She is Reader in Counselling and Psychotherapy with specific research interests in self-harm, interpersonal processes, Psychotherapist self-care and compassion.
Rayner, G, Blackburn,J, and Ousey, K (2018) Compassionate wound care: an integrated physical and psycho-social intervention for people who self-injure. Nurse Prescribing TBC
Rayner, G, Blackburn,J, Edward,K, Stephenson,J and Ousey, K (2018) Emergency department nurses attitudes towards patients who self-harm: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing,
Rayner, G. & Warne, A. R (2016) Interpersonal processes and self-injury. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental health Nursing, Vol 23, Issue 1, P54-65
Beaumont, E., Iron, C & Rayner, G (2016) Compassion Focus therapy training for Healthcare educators and providers: Does this increase self-compassion and reduce self-persecution and self-criticism? a preliminary investigation. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, winter, 36(1) P4-10.
Gillian teaches a variety of sessions on the MSc CBP and many other courses in the team.
Franchised suite of Counselling and Psychotherapy courses to ICPS in Athens, 2018.
Gillian is a member of the BABCP Programme Approval Committee and Chairs accreditation visits.
Gillian has previously been external examiner and advisor for Derby University, University College Cork and Gestalt academy of Scandinavia, Stockholm. Gillian is presently external examiner for the Professional Doctorate Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby.
Peer reviewing roles:
2017 - 2020 Monahan (PI) Rayner (PI Salford) and team (£360,000 total, Salford £37K).
STRENCO - Strengthening multi-professional competencies in mental health in an international context, through co-production with academics, students, service users and professionals. This is an Erasmus+ project. The aim of this project is to strengthen collaboration between academics and students, service users and practitioners and to develop tools to assess multi-professional competences for mental health students in an international context. The project will run over three years with collaborating partners from Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), Finland; Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK), Finland; Vives University (Zuid), Belgium; the Technological Educational Institute of Athens (T.E.I. of Athens), Greece and the University of Salford University in the UK.
2012-2013 (30K) Foster (PI), Rayner and Allen.
Business and Enterprise Project for the University of Salford. This was undertaken in Partnership with Knowsley Municipal Borough Council/NHS Mersey for Oversight and Scrutiny by College Research Ethics and Governance Committee. This involved a literature review, development of a good practice resource (leaflet), Practice based action learning sets and consultation with senior management steering group to enhance policies and practice.
Gillian supervises and examines PhD students, PhD via publication, Research or Prof Doc.
Alyousef, S.M. (2017) – The extent and impact of mental Health stigma on people with mental health problems in Saudi Arabia. (International full time student). University of Salford
Beaumont, E. (2017) – “Being kinder to myself” through the use of Compassionate mind training/Compassion focused therapy in times of suffering: can cultivating self-compassion act as a remedy to self-critical judgement in clinical and student populations? (Staff PhD by publication). University of Salford
2017 - 2018 Rayner (PI) Bluff & Bowling (£15K) A compassionate Cognitive behavioural psychotherapy group for people who self-harm. Salford Clinical Commissioning Group Innovation award.
2016 - 2017 (£4K) McAndrew (PI) Rayner. Vicariously supporting the mental wellbeing of students: A Report on Action Learning Sets. Bury College
2015 - 2016 (£36K) Foster (PI), Rayner and Allen. East Cheshire Emotionally Healthy Schools project evaluation. The pupil and staff online questionnaires about mental health and stigma have been intellectually copyrighted to all three authors. This project involved monitoring of Tier 3 CAMHS referrals via retrieval, collation, comparison and statistical analysis of data, a Salford designed staff online survey (personal and perceived mental health stigma, knowledge confidence and helpfulness), a Salford designed online survey for young people (confidence and self-esteem, mental well-being and resilience) and collation and analysis of pre and post routine outcome measures (secondary data) from the teams providing mental health interventions in the schools.
2013 - 2014 (5000 Euros total, 25000 Euros to Salford.) G Rayner (PI) Educational Needs and Wants of Mental Health Nurses: a comparison of Irish and UK focus groups. Joint bid with the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) and University of Salford.
Rayner, G (2017) Interpersonal Processes and Self-injury: A qualitative study using Bricolage. Berlin 6th European Conference on Mental Health (ECMH)
Rayner, G. & Bowling, G (2017) Compassionate Mind Training enhances Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy training for students. Concurrent session 45th Annual International conference, British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP)
Rayner, G (2017) Self-harm and eating disorders conference organised by Self-Harm Awareness for All (SAFA). The cycle of shame in self-harm and connections with personality Disorder. Penrith
Rayner, G (2016) From Cycles of Shame to compassionate Psychotherapy groups. Concurrent session. 22nd International network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference. Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
Rayner, G (2015) Interpersonal issues and self-injury. Concurrent presentation. 21st International network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference. RCN.
Foster, C. Rayner, G. & and Allen,S. (2014) Self harm and suicide amongst children and young people in Knowsley: A collaborative workforce development project. NET 25th International Networking for Healthcare Education, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.