Mr Omar Mansaray

Research project: The experience and achievements of ethnically diverse students' in higher education.


The research project will aim to provide a culturally responsive examination of the factors that contribute to ethnically diverse students' experience in higher education. 


I am a Senior Lecturer in the captivating field of mental health nursing. With over two decades of immersive experience, I have journeyed through the dynamic landscape of clinical and management roles in mental health services in acute inpatient care and community care settings working for the NHS. I have gained proficiency in British Sign Language, with experience in the specialist areas of mental health and deafness.

While I have a broad knowledge, expertise and experience in mental healthcare, my main areas of interest are in teaching and learning, child and adolescent mental health and also in social justice issues with aspirations to making a profound impact in breaking barriers and fostering inclusivity in academia and in healthcare practice. In this pursuit, I am currently embarking on an exciting journey as a doctorate candidate, investigating the academic experiences of ethnically diverse students in higher education.

Areas of research interest

  • Ethnically diverse students' experience in higher education.
  • Mental health in children and adolescents.
  • Early language acquisition, deprivation and deafness.


  • MSc. in Clinical Leadership, Kingston University
  • BSc. (Hons) Mental Health Nursing, Kingston University
  • Mentalisation Based Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • British Sign Language, Level 3