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Ingrid is Director of Research and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Kingston and St George's University of London. She holds a PhD in Clinical Science from Brunel University London. She has an MSc in Psychology from Kingston University, MSc in Health Studies from Exeter University, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a Visiting Lecturer at University of São Paulo - USP, Brazil.
She is an experienced educator and mental health therapist, with more than 20 years of clinical experience in mental health. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings in the UK, West Africa and Brazil. Her specialisms include Motivational Interviewing, Systemic Family Therapy, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Schema Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Ingrid worked as a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at London South Bank University, School of Health and Social Care. Prior to this, she worked at Brunel University as a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, within the Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Occupational Therapy and Community Nursing. She has experience in coordinating course programmes, module leadership, PhD and MSc supervision.
Member of the Health Education Research Enterprise (HERE) Group, Psychological and Cognitive Research Group, HSCE Applied Health and Social Care Research Center and the School of Nursing Research Hub. Ingrid publishes in national and international journals, presents at national and international conferences, and has been successful in obtaining grants. She is a reviewer for the Mental Health Review Journal, Nursing Standards, Journal of Occupational Science and Scandinavian Journal of Psychology.
Director of Research, Senior Lecturer Mental Health
Senior lecturer teaching interdisciplinary academic modules on BSc and MSc programmes within the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education since 2016. Ingrid works with undergraduate and post graduate students in a range of capacities as an educator, personal tutor, research supervisor, seminar leader, and module leader. She facilitates student-centred learning, by tailoring teaching to students' needs, skill sets and culture. She uses constructive pedagogy by encouraging creative learning, critical thinking and reflexivity. Ingrid works in close collaboration with students, service users and clinical practitioners. She contributed to inclusive curriculum design planning and development at Brunel University London, London Southbank University and currently at Kingston University School of Nursing Pre-reg programme and Nursing Associate programmes.
Ingrid obtained a PhD Studentship at Brunel University in 2011 and completed the PhD research in 2015. The thesis is entitled: An exploration of the experience of codependency through interpretive phenomenological analysis. The PhD research study made a recognised and original contribution to a field of codependency, with research outputs published, presented at national and international conferences and radio interviews.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE, PROJECTS AND GRANTS
PhD Research Studentship, Brunel University London - Doctoral research and dissertation.
Visiting lecturer, research collaborations and supervision with the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil.
Nurse Academics Research Productivity Review.
Psychological Cognitive Research Group
Health Education Research Enterprise Group (HERE)
HEFCE Global Research Project.
PHD AND MSC RESEARCH SUPERViSION
2019 - current Supervision of PhD student at University of Sao Paulo (USP) - Brazil.
2017 - current Supervision of PhD student at Kingston and St George's University of London.
2016 - current Supervision of PhD student at LSBU/ University College London (UCL).
2017 - current Supervision of 4 MSc students at Kingston and St George's University of London.
2015-2016 Supervised 3 MSc students at London South Bank University.
2014-2015 Supervised 3 MSc students at Brunel University London.
Royal Society of Medicine (20202021) - Invited Speaker. Substance Misuse and Co-Dependency; how to understand co-dependent behaviour.
British Psychological Society - Qualitative Research Methods Division (2019) - 'The use of visual methods in interpretative phenomenological analysis research'.
World Federation of Occupational Therapy, South Africa (2018) - 'The lived experience of codependency. Implications for Occupational Therapists'.
Occupational Science Conference, Germany (2017) - 'The lived experience of codependency. Implications for occupational science'.
ENOTHE-COTEC - European conference, Ireland (2016) 'See-sawing through experiences in life. The lived experience of codependency'.
Royal College of Occupational Therapists National Conference (RCOT) (2016) UK. 'See-sawing through experiences in life. The lived experience of codependency'.British Psychological Society - Qualitative Research Methods Division (2013). 'The Individual experience of Codependency. An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis'.
The Pulse: NPR (Whyy) USA
February 2020 - Invited online article and interview on co-dependency. https://whyy.org/segments/a-codependents-guide-to-codependency/
Bacon, Ingrid, McKay, Elizabeth, Reynolds, Frances and McIntyre, Anne (2020) The lived experience of codependency : an interpretative phenomenological analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 18(3), pp. 754-771. ISSN (print) 1557-1874
Bacon, Ingrid, McKay, Elizabeth, Reynolds, Frances and McIntyre, Anne (2020) An examination of the lived experience of attending twelve-step groups for co-dependency. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, ISSN (print) 1557-1874 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Bacon, I., McKay, E.A., Reynolds, F.R. and McIntyre, A. (2017) 'The Lady of Shalott' : Insights gained from using visual methods and interviews exploring the lived experience of codependency. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, 23, ISSN (online) 2396-9598
Bacon, Ingrid (2018) An exploration of the lived experience of codependency through Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis : implications for occupational therapy. In: WFOT Congress 2018 : Connected in Diversity : Positioned for Impact; 21-25 May 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. (Unpublished)
Bacon, I. (2016) ‘Like a seesaw, I feel out of control!’ An exploration of the lived experience of codependency through IPA. In: College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference & Exhibition; 28-30 Jun 2016, Harrogate, U.K..
Bacon, Ingrid, Mckay, Elizabeth, Reynolds, Frances and McIntyre, Anne (2016) Seesawing through extremes in life : 'Like a seesaw, I feel out of control'. An exploration of the lived experience of codependency through IPA. In: COTEC-ENOTHE 2016 : 1st COTEC-ENOTHE Joint Congress; 15-19 Jun 2016, Galway, Ireland. (Unpublished)
Bacon, Ingrid (2013) The individual experience of codependency. An interpretative phenomenological analysis. In: British Psychological Society Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Conference 2013 : Making a Difference, Making ourselves Known; 04-06 Sep 2013, Huddersfield, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Bacon, Ingrid G. F. I. (2015) An exploration of the experience of codependency through interpretative phenomenological analysis. (PhD thesis), Brunel University, .