Diane Carpenter has a clinical background in Mental Health Nursing with a particular emphasis on acute care. She has taught mental health nurses and other health and social care professionals in academic and clinical environments since 1986. Her academic interests are diverse. She has a first degree in Public Sector (Health) Studies, which was primarily focused on social science broadly and public policy more specifically, and an MSc in Evidence Based Health Care from the University of Oxford – the focus of this research was suicide assessment. Her doctorate from the University of Portsmouth is in medical and social history. Diane is currently a Lecturer (Mental Health) and Programme Lead for the MSc Health Sciences.