SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Ms Celeste Foster
Ms Celeste Foster
postal addressMary Seacole 3.27, Faculty Health & Social Care, Fredrick Road Campus, , Salford, Greater manchester, UK, M6 6PU.
email addressC.M.foster@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 2780
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health & Society
From September 2011 to present.
From January 2004 to September 2011.
From January 2004 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

Celeste is a senior lecturer in mental health. She joined the university as a lecturer-practitioner in 2004 during which time she was the programme leader for the MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health.  She joined the  School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work as a full time lecturer in mental health in February 2013. Prior to that, her clinical role was Service lead and Lead Nurse for the Liverpool 16-18yrs specialist mental health team and Assistant Clinical Service Group Lead for Liverpool Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, part of Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Celeste currently maintains her clinical practice through an honorary contract to develop psychodynamic interventions in a Regional Adolescent Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and through the provision of group and individual clinical supervision for practitioners within the NHS and the voluntary sector.

In November 2013 Celeste was awarded a University of Salford Vice Chancellor's Early Career Research Scholarship to  research nursing identity and the impact of a psychodynamic nursing development initiative within the Adolescent PICU setting.

Celeste is a registered Mental Health Nurse and a registered psychotherapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg.MBACP), who has been working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHs) since 1995. In this time she has worked across a range of Community, Day, Inpatient and Specialist Services for young people in clinical, managerial, development and educator roles.

Throughout her career, Celeste has developed a strong interest and area of expertise relating to adolescent mental health and its relationship with the ‘adolescent body’, which includes self harm and suicide and medically unexplained symptoms. In 2008, Celeste graduated from the Tavistock Clinic Adolescent Department/ University of East London with an MA with Distinction in Psychoanalytic Interventions with Adolescents. She is also a Higher Education Academy Fellow.
 
Her main interests are psychoanalytic approaches to working with adolescents and their professional networks in relation to self-harm, complex psychosomatic presentations and developmental trauma; and higher education curriculum and workforce development in the field of child and adolescent mental health.

 

Key Qualifications
2008
2000
1996
2006
2007
2012
Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care
2014
In recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in Higher Education
Key Projects
2015
Dec
Emotionally Healthy Schools Project Evaluation
Cheshire East Council, 26,430.00.
Principal Investigator: C Foster (34%). Co-Investigators: S Allen (33%), G Rayner (33%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Book Sections
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Reports for External Bodies
Thesis
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2018
Sep
2016
Sep
Co-authored with Dr Elizabeth Collier, Katie Sutton, Ben Jones and Tracee Holmes. Concurrent oral presentation
2016
Jul
Co-author: Dr Kirsty Smedley Concurrent oral presentation
2015
Oct
co-authored: Collier, E., Foster, C., Sutton, K., Jones, B., Holmes, T.
2015
Oct
co-authored: Collier, E., Foster, C., Sutton, K., Jones, B., Holmes, T.
2015
Oct
Co-hosted by Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and The University of Sheffield
2015
Sep
Co-authored with Dr Kirsty Smedley, Consultant Clinical Child Psychologist, Young People's Service, The Priory Hospital, Cheadle Royal
2014
Sep

Co-authored and presented with Dr Gillian Rayner and Dr Shelly Allen

2014
Sep

Co-authored with Dr Elizabeth Collier, Tracee Holmes and Katie Sutton

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2011
Sep

presented with Margaret O'Hanlon

2010
Sep
2009
Sep
Consultancy Roles
2016
Nov
2006
Nov

Invited to provide external consultation to  an NHS Scotland/Heads Up Scotland Stake Holder Event re: devising a national training and education escalator in  for CAMHS practitioners. To provide key learning and ... more >>.

External Examiner Duties
2015
Oct

External examiner for:

Bsc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Health (end September 2019)

Graduate Diploma Child and Adolescent Mental Health (End September 2019)

MA Child and Adolescent Mental Healthmore >>.

2010
Nov

External assessor for the validation of  a new portfolio of postgraduate Child and Family Mental Health

Honorary Posts (e.g. Visiting Appointments)
2013
Mar

Honorary contract to provide psychoanalytic therapy, consultaiton and supervision services within an Adolescent Psychiatric Intensive care Unit (PICU)

Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
2016
Apr
Bespoke workforce development commissioned by BlueSCI Social Inclusion Service, to ensure workforce capacity to provide newly awarded CCG contract for psychological early intervention services for children and young people at risk... more >>.
2013
Sep
2012
Jun
A collaborative, multi-disciplinary workforce development project in partnership with Knowsley Council and Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group, to develop capacity and competency of the universal children's workforce to support ... more >>.
2007
Oct
Member of project team for the design & delivery of mental health training for regional specialist teachers of children with sensory impairment.

Commissioned by Care Services Improvement Par... more >>.

2006
Jun

Commissioned by Lancashire Care NHS Trust, to design and deliver mandatory training package  in therapeutic risk management of young people who self injure, for the multi-disciplinary staff group of a newly commissioned re... more >>.

Internal University Support Received
2019
Feb

 Funds granted to support interdisciplinary and industrial engagement project. Purpose is to develop prototype digital wearable system for-in-the-moment self-tracking of mood and thought changes, for youn gpoeple who self-... more >>.

2013
Nov
A 2 year research scholarship to support early career researchers of outstanding potential.

Research focusing on the nature of mental health nursinf identity and role within an adolescent psychiatic intensive care unit (PI... more >>.

Invited Papers and Lectures
2018
Jul
2013
Sep
2009
Feb
2007
Apr
Memberships of External Bodies
2015
Mar
2013
Aug
Providing clinical advice in relation to mental health of children and young people, to BlueSCI a non statutory mental health provider working to improve community mental wellbeing through social inclusion, and developing of socia... more >>.
2009
Sep
Registered psychotherapist
2004
Sep
Other Research Activity
2018
Jan

  Subject expert children and young people's mental health 

2016
Jun