Mr Laurie Dahl


I have been lecturing at Kingston University since 2016. Prior to this I was the Ward Manager of Jupiter Ward at Springfield Hospital. I have been nursing since 2003, during which I studied at Kingston University. My nursing career was all based on acute wards, though I have expertise in other areas of nursing, such as PICU, Psychiatric Decision Unit, Mental Health Emergency Service, Crisis Hub, ED and CAMHS inpatient care through my work as a Bank RMN.

Currently I am the Module Leader for the Transitions and the Therapeutic Interventions and work with the Nursing Associates and Assistant Practitioners. I have a good knowledge of Pharmacology and the Mental Health Act (1983), Mental Capacity Act (2005), Depravation of Liberties Safeguards, Child and Adult Safeguarding, working with the Prevent strategy and radicalised service users, working with families and carers. 

I was awarded a prize as the Most Innovative Lecturer at Kingston University in 2019.

I am proud to be an External Examiner at the University of Brighton for the BSc Nursing course.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health


  • MResCP
  • BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
  • BA (Hons) in Politics and Sociology
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


Gault, I., Pele, J., Chambers, M., and Dahl, L. (2019) Developing education on BAME perspectives on mental health medication: Co-production for service improvement. International Academy of Law and Mental Health. Sapienza University, Rome. 22-24 July. Kingston: Kingston University

Gault. I., Pelle, J. Chambers. M., and Dahl, L. (2019) Developing a training programme for mental health professionals to enhance medication adherence in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Service Users. 8th European Conference on Mental Health. Belfast. Conference Centre ICC, Belfast. 2-4 October. Kingston: Kingston University