Inga Heyman

inga heyman

Prof Inga Heyman PhD. R.N, R.M.N, Masters (Nurse Led Practice), Pg.Cert Higher Education and Learning, FRSPH, FHEA

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Inga Heyman is a registered Adult and Mental Health Nurse and teacher with a clinical, educational and research career in Australia and Scotland spanning 41 years

Inga's professional practice focus lies at the intersect of law enforcement and public health is underpinned by her clinical practice across a broad range of health, police and public protection services including substance use in pregnancy and parenting, substance use harm reduction services, forensic services, adult support and protection and emergency mental health services.

Experience in clinical practice, research and education across a range of disciplines and services has supported Inga in her interdisciplinary teaching and leadership within the university and with external partners. Inga is Lead for Collaborative Practice and Inter-professional Learning in the School of Health and Social Care and module leader for Substance Misuse Across the Lifespan , an inter school policing , criminology and nursing module. Inga is a founding member of the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health education special interest group

Inga works with a range of external partners in an advisory capacities to support policy , practice and research development. These include the Scottish Government Distress Intervention Group, short life working group - Unscheduled Care Management of Individuals presenting with Mental Health Issues, Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services, Police Scotland's Mental Health Governance Group and The National Police Care Network.

She is Co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Law Enforcement & Public Health (SCLEPH), the only centre for LEPH education, practice and research in Europe, and one of two such centres in the world. SCLEPH is an international academic and practice collaboration with key external stakeholders including Police Scotland, people and communities with experience of the police/health intersect, The Mental Health Foundation Scotland, the Global Law Enforcement & Public Health Association (GLEPHA), and the Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health (CLEPH, Melbourne, Australia) amongst others. SCLEPH has its academic base within the School of Health & Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University and has strong links with the Scottish Institute of Policing Research (SIPR).

Inga has enjoyed a strong and continued affiliation with the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association (GLEPHA) as a Board member and conference program member of the 4th and 6th International Law Enforcement and Public Health Conferences. She was Conference Chair for the 5th International Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference and international satellite special interest group events and meetings in Edinburgh 2019

Inga co-convened the National Summit on Mental Health, Distress and Emergency Departments, both hosted by Edinburgh Napier University and supported by the Health & Justice Collaboration Board of The Scottish Government and GLEPHA (www.leph2019edinburgh.com).
She was a program and conference committee member for Scottish Institute of Policing Research 'Scottish International Policing Conference 2018 Policing and Public Health: opportunities and challenges.' and 4 Nations UK Public Health Approaches to Policing and Violence Conference’ February 2021, forthcoming LEPH webinar series and October 2021 Conference.


NMC Registered Adult
NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse
NMC Registered Teacher
Member of the Royal College of Nursing
Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL)
Member of Global Law Enforcement & Public Health Association (GLEPHA)
Member of the Scottish Institute of Policing Network
Member of Centre for Advancement of Inter-professional Education (CAIPE)
Member of the Values Base Inter-professional Education and Practice Network at St. Catherine’s College- University of Oxford
Member of the Global law Enforcement and Public health special interest groups: Mental Health; Deflection and Diversion; Violence Prevention: Education
Member of the Scottish Alcohol Research Network
Member of the National Adult Support and Protection multiagency Research Network

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Police Scotland Harm Prevention Sub Group
  • National Taser Advisory Group
  • Core Steering Group National Police Care Network
  • Advisory board: Member of Evidence Review Board to National Institutes for Health Research (NIHR), for Public Health and Policing.
  • Police Scotland Mental Health Governance Group
  • Review panel: Member of project review panel for Contact Assessment Method (CAM) training, Police Scotland
  • Review panel: Member of project review panel 'A collaborative response to Distress: Strategic Priorities' to Justice Analytical Services, Scottish Government
  • Advisory board: Scottish Government Distress Intervention Group, short life working group - Unscheduled Care Management of Individuals presenting with Mental Health Issues
  • Board member: Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Session Chair: Policy, Partnership and Learning, The 6th International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Philadelphia, USA (virtual); March 2021.
  • Conference Programme Committee Member: Public Health Approaches in Policing & Serious Violence across the UK 4 Nations, UK (Virtual), 8-12 Feb 2021
  • Programme Committee Member: 6th International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Philadelphia , USA March 2021
  • Session Chair Scottish International Policing Conference: Policing and Public Health: opportunities and challenges
  • Conference Chair, organising committee and program committee : International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Edinburgh, 20-23 October 2019
  • Conference program committee :Scottish International Policing Conference: Policing and Public Health: opportunities and challenges
  • Major session Chair : Working Across sectors to develop an evidence based approach to policing mental health and distress in Scotland. 4th International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Toronto , Canada October 2018
  • Programme Committee Member: 5th International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Edinburgh, 20-23 October 2019
  • Session Chair: Scottish International Policing Conference 2017: Police Professionalisation and Leadership
  • Session Chair :3rd International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands October 2016
  • Session Chair :3rd International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands October 2016
  • Programme Committee Member: 3rd International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands October 2016
  • Program committee: Scottish Mental Health Nursing Research Conference , Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen 2013

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editor special edition : Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Law enforcement and mental health

 

Grant Reviewer

  • The Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government

 

Invited Speaker

  • Session Co-Chair . Public Health Approaches in Policing & Serious Violence across the UK 4 Nations, UK (Virtual), 8-12 Feb 2021
  • HEYMAN.I. , DOUGALL.N.,WHITE, C., MURRAY, J., ENANG, I., WOOFF, A., & ASTON, E., The Scottish Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health: how we got here and where we are going. Major session (M1) presentation given by I Heyman and panel at the 5th Global Law Enforcement and Public Conference, Edinburgh 2019.
  • HEYMAN, I. The Intersection between Police, People in Mental Health Distress and Unscheduled Health Care: An Exploratory Case Study. The Fifth Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) and Police Scotland Postgraduate Symposium. Edinburgh: Scottish Institute for Policing Research.
  • HEYMAN I, DOUGALL N, THOMAS S, KERR J. Mental Health and Distress in the Emergency Department. National Summit. In collaboration with The Scottish Government Distress Intervention Group and the Global Law Enforcement & Public Health Association (GLEPHA) Mental Health Special Interest Group
  • Conference talk: Murray J, Enang I, Dougall N, Wooff A, Aston E, Heyman I. Defining and Assessing Vulnerability: Perspectives across Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH), Innovation in Public Services and Public Policy (PUBSIC) Conference; Milan, Italy, 2019.
  • I.HEYMAN.The Intersection between People in Mental Health Distress, Police and Out-of-hours Health Services: An Exploratory Case Study School of Nursing and Midwifery Postgraduate Research Symposium, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
  • Conference talk: (Symposium) Dougall N, Heyman I, Murray J, Enang I, Aston L, Wooff A. 'Law Enforcement and Public Health: towards a unified partnership approach in Scotland', International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Toronto, 2018
  • Conference talk: Murray J, Enang I, Heyman I, Dougall N, Wooff A, Aston E & Grandison G. Defining and assessing vulnerability Perspectives across Law Enforcement and Public Health. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference. Montreal, Canada, June 25-27, 2019.
  • HEYMAN I, DOUGALL N, WILLIAMS B, HEIJMER-MASON O. 2018 Working across sectors to develop an evidence-based approach to policing mental health and distress in Scotland. Major session (M14) conference presentation by I HEYMAN and panel at the 4th Global Law Enforcement and Public Conference, Toronto 2018.
  • PhD Scottish Institute for Policing Research and Centre for Evidence Based Crime Policy International Policing Scholar Summer School (IPSSS) George Mason University, Washington USA. Summer School
  • Police and Emergency Health Practitioner Experiences in the Care of People in Mental Health Distress. Presentations by I. HEYMAN. Police Division, Safer Communities Directorate Scottish Government, St Andrews House, Edinburgh
  • A study of police and emergency health practitioner experiences in the care of people in mental health distress. Presentations by I. HEYMAN Health and Justice Collaboration Board, Scottish Government, St Andrews House, Edinburgh
  • Police and Emergency Health Practitioner Experiences in the Care of People in Mental Health Distress Presentations by I. HEYMAN, Justice Analytical Services, Scottish Government, Crowne Plaza, Edinburgh
  • I.HEYMAN.Black, white and grey – a case study of the experiences of police, people in mental health distress and emergency health services. School of Nursing and Midwifery Postgraduate Research Symposium, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
  • HEYMAN, I.. Police and emergency health practitioner experiences in the care of people in mental health distress- a ‘grey area’ of practice. The Fourth Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) and Police Scotland Postgraduate Symposium. Edinburgh: Scottish Institute for Policing Research.
  • HEYMAN, I. Black, white and grey – a study of the interface and pathways between police, those in mental health distress and emergency health service.: Robert Gordon University Postgraduate Research Symposium. Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Black, White and Grey - A study of Police and emergency health practitioner experiences in the care of people in mental health distress. Presentation by I. HEYMAN, Justice Analytical Services Scottish Government, St Andrews House, Edinburgh
  • HEYMAN, I., . Supporting an understanding of the pathways and interface between police, those in mental health distress and emergency health services. Scottish Institute of Policing Research and Police Scotland Postgraduate Symposium. Dundee University.
  • HEYMAN, I. Supporting an understanding of the pathways and interface between police, those in mental health distress and emergency health services. The Third Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) and Police Scotland Postgraduate Symposium. Edinburgh: Scottish Institute for Policing Research.
  • HEYMAN, I., The pathways and interface between police, those in mental health distress and emergency health services – A Literature Review. Scottish Institute of Policing Research International Conference – Policing Vulnerable People and Vulnerable Places. Edinburgh.
  • HEYMAN, I. A study of pathways and interface between police, those in mental health distress and emergency health services. The Third International Conference in Law Enforcement and Public Health. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • HEYMAN, I. Insider-outsider collaborative health and police research: challenges and facilitators. The Third International Conference in Law Enforcement and Public Health. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • TEE, S., WEBSTER- HENDERSON, B.J., and HEYMAN, I., The Patient’s Voice in Health Professional Education in the UK – 10 Years on: Beyond a Tick Box Exercise toward Cultural Change? Inter-Professional Health Care Education. Vancouver, Canada.
  • HEYMAN, I., GIBB, A., . Integration of the UK Prevent counter-terrorism strategy into mainstream health and social care education. Nurse Education Today Conference. Churchill College, Cambridge.
  • HEYMAN, I. Black, white and grey: The pathways and interface between police, those in mental health distress and emergency health services. The Second Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) and Police Scotland Postgraduate Symposium. Edinburgh Scottish Institute for Policing Research.
  • HEYMAN I., INNES. G., GOODHAND, K., The Hidden Educator – The use of High Fidelity Silicone Masks in Health and Social Care Education. Innovate to Stimulate conference. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
  • HEYMAN I., . Multi agency learning using The Collaborative Outcomes Learning Tool. Workshops x2. National Child Protection conference. Connecting, Exchanging, Protecting: Getting it Right for Child Protection. Stirling.
  • HEYMAN, I., GIBB, A., INNES, G., Preventable? Integration of the UK Prevent counter-terrorism strategy into mainstream health and social care education. Law Enforcement and Public Health conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • HEYMAN, I., . Curriculum development through understanding the student nurse experience of suicide intervention education- a phenomenographic study. NET NEP, Netherlands.
  • HEYMAN, I., The Challenges of Adult Support and Protection. (Key note speaker) National Adult Protection Conference, Renfrewshire.
  • HEYMAN, I., The Challenges of Adult Support and Protection. (Key note speaker) National Adult Protection Conference, Renfrewshire.
  • HEYMAN, I. AND INNES, G., Virtually joining forces - Collaborative police and health practice and education to support those with co-morbid physical and mental health needs in police custody. Workshop. Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • HEYMAN, I., GOODHAND, K. AND INNES, G., Collaborative Outcome Learning Tool (COLT) – An interactive, multiagency educational tool to support public protection communication and information sharing. POLCON 5, Teesside University.
  • HEYMAN, I., JOSEPH, S., DIACK, L., KLEIN, S., MCCLUSKEY, S. AND WOOLNOUGH, P., Collaborative vulnerabilities? – understanding the challenges of interagency education and practices to protect those most susceptible to serious harm in Scotland .Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • HEYMAN I., Multi-agency learning using The Collaborative Outcomes Learning Tool. Workshops x2. National Adult Protection conference. Connecting, Exchanging, Protecting: Getting it Right for Adult Protection. Stirling.
  • HEYMAN, I., Understanding the challenges of Police and interagency education and practices to protect those most susceptible to serious harm in Scotland. POLCON 5, Teesside University.
  • HEYMAN I, WEBSTER – HENDERSON, B.J., Joining Forces – Collaborative police and nurse interventions and education to support those with mental health needs: a comparative international literature review. International Council of Nurses Quadrennial Congress. Melbourne, Australia.
  • HEYMAN. I, AND WEBSTER- HENDERSON, B.J., . Sick, nicked and hanging out for change. Police and Nursing roles in the care of those with complex mental health needs in custody. International Council of Nurses Quadrennial Congress. Melbourne, Australia.
  • HEYMAN, I., The Student Nurse Experience of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – A Phenomenographic Study. Enhancing Nursing through Educational Research (ENTER) Conference: Edinburgh Napier University.
  • HEYMAN. I., A Risky Business? – The Scottish Nursing Experience of Protecting Vulnerable Adults. International Council of Nurses Quadrennial Congress. Melbourne, Australia.

 

Media Activity

  • Newspaper article: Public health providers and police services are two sides of the same coin, The Scotsman, 27th June 2019,

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • National Taser Advisory Group

 

Reviewing

  • Harm Reduction Journal
  • Policing and Society
  • Oxford Bibliographies- Oxford University Press
  • International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
  • Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

 

Current Post Grad projects