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Nadine Page

Lecturer in Integrated Care (Mental Health)
PhD Candidate (Nutrition)
+44 (0)1483 682959
DK 05
9-5 Monday to Friday

Academic and research departments

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.



2011 - Present: Teaching Fellow (Mental Health Nursing)

2008 - 2011: Young Persons Team Manager (Drug and Alcohol Housing Project)

2003 - 2008: Clinical Nurse Specialist / Drug and Alcohol (Adult) Team Manager

2001 - 2003: GP Liaison Manager (Substance Misuse)

2000 - 2001: GP Liaison Nurse (Substance Misuse)

Research interests

Perinatal mental health; Nutrition in pregnancy


Teaching across a range of pre and post registration modules. Areas of expertise / interest:

Substance misuse; dual diagnosis (mental health and substance misuse); substance misuse and pregnancy; perinatal mental health; comprehensive assessment; nutrition and behavioural disorders; nutrition and mental health; nutrition and pregnancy;; non-medical prescribing; complimentary therapies

Departmental duties

Personal Tutor - Pre Registration and CPD.

Alongside my academic career I continue to practice as an independent non-medical nurse prescriber and run a private nutritional therapy practice.


Research interests

Research projects

My publications


Davies LA, Page N, Glover H, Sudbury H (2016) Developing a perinatal mental health module: An integrated care approach, British Journal of Midwifery 24 (2) pp. 118-121 Mark Allen Healthcare
Midwives have a key role in identifying women at risk of perinatal mental health problems, referring to specialist services, planning care where appropriate, and supporting women and their families. Current guidelines and standards do not place an emphasis on perinatal mental health care as central to the training of student midwives in the UK. Research has shown that midwifery students and midwives do not feel skilled in this aspect of their role. At the University of Surrey, a programme-specific perinatal mental health module was developed for student midwives in the second year of their pre-registration programme, which has been well evaluated. Service users and specialist mental health practitioners have been involved in developing and teaching the module, and the content is reviewed annually to reflect national policy drivers.
Das Ranjana, Beszlag Daniel, Davies Louise, Kapoor Jasmine, Kowalska Dagmara, Page Nadine (2019) Migrant mothers' mental health communication in the perinatal period, University of Surrey
This report brings together findings from a project on perinatal mental health difficulties amongst migrant mothers, funded by the Wellcome Trust (208437/Z/17/Z), and on early motherhood and digital media, funded by the British Academy (SG151884). Both projects involved interviews with mothers in their homes, with a very small number of them interviewed online. Healthcare professionals were sometimes interviewed on phone. Interviews were qualitative and semi-structured and took the form of free-flowing conversations broadly based on a topic guide. Recruitment through informal channels such as social media and word-of-mouth had limited success and participants recruited through this route accounted for around a quarter of the final set of participants. A recruitment agency was commissioned to administer a door-to-door questionnaire to recruit remaining participants who lived across England, covering mainly the Midlands the South of England and Greater London. Mothers came from a wide range of countries of origin largely in South Asia and Africa and a few from continental Europe. There was a mix of first and second generation immigrants in the final sample. A total of 68 mothers participated across the projects. All participants have been assigned pseudonyms. This report uses selective instances of quotes from interviews to illustrate overall findings and themes.