Dr. Richard Mottershead

Dr. Richard Mottershead

Location: Ras Al Khaimah | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Richard Mottershead PhD, MSc, BN (Hons), RNMH, BSc (Hons), PGCPD, RNT, FRSPH, RSA, FHEA

Richard is currently an Asst Professor of Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing – Deputy Director of International Relations and Research at Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University in the United Arab Emirates.

He has previously held posts of Associate Dean and senior lectureships within a number of Universities in the UK Higher Education sector whilst engaging in health and educational development programmes in Eastern Europe, Central and East Africa as well as the Middle East. This area of research has focused on mental health, veteran affairs, and health inequalities.

Richard’s work has led to membership with Parliamentary groups in Westminster and the Welsh Government with a focus to create real-world solutions. These initiatives include the support of the development of national health services, leading national task-groups and empowering service user and healthcare staff to enable change, most recently as a Nurse Consultant based with the NHS during the on-going pandemic.

Richard has served in the Armed Forces and has supported veterans with transitional challenges and Post-traumatic stress disorder through the use of psychological therapies.

He has worked clinically in a range of mental health settings within the UK and abroad.