Book Edited by @UniWestScotland Staff Launched at the SERA Conference 2019

In the picture…. (left to right) Maria Hampshire (Swan and Horn Healthcare Publishers); Mirin Craig (NHSGGC) Dr Karen McMahon (UWS); Dr Amanda McGrandles (UWS) (Editor); Hugh Smith (Editor/ Consultant).

The Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference took place between the 20th– 22nd November 2019 in Moray House School of Education and Sport at the University of Edinburgh. The three-day conference held annually, attracts researchers and practitioners working across Scottish and international research contexts and provides opportunities to discuss new research possibilities, new forms of contexts for learning and new collaborations among academics and practitioners.

Dr Stephen Day (SERA President) introduced the launch of the two book set “The Impact of Mental Health and Wellbeing on Effective Learning” and the editors Hugh Smith (a former member of staff in our School of Education) and Dr Amanda McGrandles from our school who is based at Ayr campus provided a brief overview of the books created for colleagues working in education settings who wish to enhance their knowledge and to develop strategies for effective mental health and well-being management.

 Dr Stephen Day acknowledged the valuable contribution of the books in contemporary education practice and the collaborative interdisciplinary venture it involved with university lecturers from the Schools of Health and Life Sciences/ Education and Social Sciences (UWS), Glasgow Caledonian University, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and the NHS all contributing.   

Staff from UWS who were involved as chapter authors included: Alison Toner, Suzanne Thomson, Jacqueline Hood, Dr Amanda McGrandles, Dr Karen McMahon, Dr Audrey Cund, Dr Mark Gillespie, and Dr Stephen Day.

The two book set is available from Swan and Horn (Healthcare Publishers) or via Amazon by Clicking HERE