Justin Stephens RN, RN/Specialist, DipHE, BA Hons, PGCert, MSc

Senior Lecturer, Nursing

Justin Stephens is a Senior Lecturer for Nursing in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Greenwich.

Justin is a registered nurse in mental health and as a specialist practitioner in community mental health nursing, with at least 18 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings, such as working with refugees, asylum seekers and people experiencing homelessness. 

He joined the university in 2014 as senior lecturer and Year 1 course leader on Introduction to Mental Health Nursing and joint lead on Psychosocial Perspectives on Health, as well as a Breakaway trainer on the pre-registration programme. He also lectures across a wide variety of pre-registration nursing courses as well as on the Mentor Preparation course.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer, Nursing, School of Health Sciences
  • Course lecturer and course leader on pre-registration Introduction to Mental Health Nursing
  • Course lecturer and joint lead on pre-registration Psychosocial Perspectives on Health 
  • Breakaway trainer


  • Chair of the London Network for Nurses and Midwives Homelessness group, 2011-14
  • Chair on conference (first one): London Network for Nurses and Midwives Homelessness group, April 2014

Research / Scholarly interests

Engagement and provision of healthcare services for homeless populations.

Key funded projects

  • Awarded development of website for London Network of Nurses and Midwives (LNNM) Homelessness group, 2014
  • Florence Nightingale Foundation Grant (2013): development of action learning sets and conference for the LNNM Homelessness group, 2013


Stephens, J. (2014).Action Learning sets developing services for homeless populations across London. Florence Nightingale Foundation Conference Masterclass.