Dr John Hopton
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
- Email: John.Hopton@manchester.ac.uk
- Telephone: +44 (0)161 306 7749
The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
The University of Manchester
Room 4.325, Jean McFarlane Building
I have a background in mental health nursing, nurse education, social work education and social sciences and am currently a Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Nursing. I have been teaching on social work programmes at the University of Manchester since December 1995 and in 2010 I returned to teaching on nursing programmes (in addition to teaching social work students ). Although I am now a 'teaching focused' senior lecturer I am also a member of the History of Health and Social Care Reseach Group within the School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work. I also have an honorary contract witha local NHS Trust which enables me to be in clinical practice as a staff nurse in an acute mental health setting on a regular basis.
Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
My main areas of research have been the history of mental health nursing and mental health institutions, the theory and practice of therapeutic communities and critical perspectives on mental health.
In Summer 2010 I completed a small scale qualitative research project focusing on the potential usefulness of city parks to mental health promotion strategies.
Qualitative methods with a special interest in oral history methods.
Currently my teaching is primarily focused on mental health but I also contribute to teaching on social policy, communication skills, systematic approaches to nursing care and health promotion.
Prior to coming to the University of Manchester I had always been employed in the NHS. I worked at Prestwich Hospital in Greater Manchester from 1975 until 1981, qualifying as a Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) in 1979. I then went on to do post-registration training as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) with Bury School of Nursing, qualifying in 1983. From 1983 until 1991 Iworked at North Manchester General Hospital as a charge nurse on the mental health unit, a nurse teacher on the mental health nursing team and a staff development officer attached to the personnel department. I qualified as a Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher (RCNT) in 1986. In 1991 I moved to Bolton and Salford College of Midwifery and Nursing where I worked on a curriculum development project with clinical staff at Bolton General Hospital ’s mental health unit before joining the mental health nursing and sociology teaching groups on the pre-registration nurse education programme. During this time I attended Edge Hill College in Ormskirk and was awarded a University of Lancaster Master of Arts degree in Human Rights and Equal Opportunities in 1993. In 1993-1994 I successfully completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education at the University of Huddersfield which made me eligble to become a Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT) and in 1998 was awarded a PhD by the University of Lancaster . The PhD was completed at Edge Hill College and the title of the thesis was “A comparative analysis of the managerialisation of three public sector organisations”.
Since coming to the University of Manchester, in addition to contributing to social work education programmes I have in the past developed and delivered undergraduate social science modules in “Ethics and Politics of Health and Welfare”, “Psychological Approaches to Mental Health”, “The Regulation of Violence by the State” and a postgraduate social science module “Critical Perspectives on Mental Health”.
I completed a Return to Practice programme for qualified nurses during 2012 and currently have a live registration on the NMC register.
- RMN 1979
- RGN 1981
- RCN Clinical Teaching Certificate (RCNT) 1986
- Certificate in Counselling (University of Manchester) 1989
- MA Human Rights & Equal Opportunities (University of Lancaster) 1993
- Post Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education (University of Huddersfield) 1994
- PhD (Thesis: A comparative analysis of the managerialisation of three public sector organisations) (University of Lancaster) 1998
- Hopton J, Beresford P. (2008). Unhappy about Happiness. Openmind, 149, 12-13. eScholarID:1d28112
- Barnes HM, Green L, Hopton J. (2007). Guest Editorial: social work theory, research, policy and practice - challenges and opportunities in health and social care integration in the UK. Health and Social Care in the Community, 15(3), 191-194. eScholarID:1d27835 | DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2524.2007.00710.x
- Hopton J, BeresfordP. (2007). Educating Psychiatrists. Openmind, May/June 2007, 16-17. eScholarID:1d27848
- Hopton J. (2007). Mixed Martial Arts and Internet Forums: A case study in treating internet sources as oral history. Oral History, 35 (2), 91-99. eScholarID:1d27849
- Hopton J, Beresford P. (2006). Hope. Openmind, 138 (March/April), 8-9. eScholarID:1d26972
- Hopton J, Beresford P. (2006). Who's normal? Openmind, 142 (November/December), 20-21. eScholarID:1d14044
- Hopton J. (2006). The future of critical psychiatry. Critical Social Policy, 26(1), 57-73. eScholarID:1d26918 | DOI:10.1177/0261018306059776
- Higate Paul, Hopton J. (2005). War, militarism and masculinities. Kimmel, MS, Hearn, J, & Connell, RW. (2005) Handbook of studies on mens masculinities. Sage, Thousand Oaks. Sage. eScholarID:3d720
- Hopton J, Beresford P. (2005). Insight re-visited. Openmind, 134 (Jul/Aug), 12-13. eScholarID:1d26971
- Hopton J, Beresford P. (2005). Throwing the baby out with the bathwater (*CBT*). Openmind, 131 (Jan/Feb), 10-11. eScholarID:1d26970
- Hopton J, Beresford P, Wallcraft J, Barclay L. Recovery, Open University Course K272 - Audio Discussion. 2004. eScholarID:19d128
- Hopton J. (2003). The state and military masculinity. Higate, P.R. Military masculinities: identity and the state. Chapter 8. eScholarID:3d465