Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

Open Access

Hugh Middleton

Professor, School of Sociology and Social Policy University of Nottingham,  Nottingham, Uk


Hugh Middleton is both an Associate Professor of the School of Sociology and Social Policy and an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist. Hugh qualified in medicine in 1974 (Cambridge and St George's), became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1976, completed an MD (Cambridge) in 1980, became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1986 and was elected a Fellow in 2009. After medical training posts, University and research appointments in Plymouth, Sheffield, London (Royal Postgraduate Medical School), Oxford and Cambridge he was appointed Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist; University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Health Care Trust in 1994. In 2006 he joined the School of Sociology and Social Policy and continues to contribute to the NHS (in North West Nottinghamshire) as a Consultant Psychiatrist, where, from 2001 to 2004 he was Clinical Director. Between 2000 and 2006 Hugh made specific contributions to mental health policy development and implementation through the work of NIMHE/CSIP. He authored part of the "New Ways of Working for Psychiatrists" document, and contributing to the Acute Care, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, New Ways of Working and Spirituality programmes. Between 2004 and 2008 he led development of the East Midlands Hub of the UK Mental Health Research Network. Continuing practice as an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist, involvement with the National Institute for Mental Health during implementation of the National Service Framework for Mental Health, experience of both biomedical and psychotherapeutic research environments and funded research have all contributed to current research interests which focus upon the application of social sciences theory and methods to mental health issues. Hugh led organisation of the third Qualitative Research in Mental Health conference which took place in Nottingham in 2010 and with others, is planning the fourth. He organises a monthly University of Nottingham seminar providing "Critical Perspectives on Health and Social Care" in the form of visiting speakers and multidisciplinary discussion and debate. Current teaching includes the Quantitative Methodology module of the taught Masters Degree in Research Methodology and an elective third year undergraduate module, "Sociological Perspectives of Medicine: the Case of Psychiatry".



Research Interest

respiratory physiology through psychophysiology, psychopharmacology, cognitive therapy


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