Jane Matonhodze RMN, BSc Hons, DipHE, PGDip, MSc

Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing

Key details

Jane Matonhodze

Jane Matonhodze

Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing


Jane Matonhodze is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Greenwich.

Jane worked previously in both in-patient and community mental health settings with patients suffering from enduring mental health problems, as well as supporting their carers leading on a national carers group linked to a national in-patient ward.

Since joining the university in 2010, her key responsibilities are as course leader and lecturer on both pre-registration and post-registration nursing and midwifery courses. Her areas of specialist teaching includes: assessment in mental health, mentorship preparation, family work for psychosis, and affective and organic disorders.

Other areas of interest are women's mental health, community treatment orders and cross-cultural factors in the aetiology of psychosis and other mental illnesses.

Jane is also a personal tutor, a research supervisor for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and a link tutor. Lately, Jane has been involved in an innovative project to support students in clinical areas via the use of online instant messaging technology.

Posts held previously:

  • 2005-10, Community Psychiatric Nurse, Northover CMHT, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  • 2002-04, Clinical Charge Nurse, The Psychosis Unit, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  • 2001-02, Primary Nurse, The Psychosis Unit, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing
  • Course leader and lecturer on pre-registration and post-registration programme
  • Link tutor
  • Personal tutor
  • Committee attendance on the Faculty of Education and Health Student Experience
  • Member of Athena SWANN group

Recognition

  • Registered member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Member of the National Thorn Steering Group

Research / Scholarly interests

Jane's research interests are: the use of community treatment orders and psychotropic medication, the role of continued professional development, identity formation and the use of technology (Skype) to link with students in practice.

Key funded projects

  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry: use of Community Treatment Orders and psychotropic medication with patients suffering from enduring mental illness, 2008-12
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Greenwich and London Southbank University: a virtual in-practice linking project, 2014

Recent publications

Article

Patel, Maxine X. , Matonhodze, Jane, Baig, Mirza K., Taylor, David , Szmukler, George , David, Anthony S. (2013), Naturalistic outcomes of community treatment orders: antipsychotic long-acting injections versus oral medication. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, Journal of Psychopharmacology, 27 (7) . pp. 629-637 ISSN: 0269-8811 (Print), 1461-7285 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269881113486717).