Mr Omar Mansaray


I am a Senior Lecturer in the captivating field of Mental Health Nursing at Kingston University. With over two decades of immersive experience, I have travelled through the dynamic landscape of clinical and management roles in mental health services. I have worked in acute inpatient care and community care settings. Along this path, I've had the privilege of caring for adult patients and young people, including children and adolescents, who navigate the complexities of mental health.

In my professional journey I have gained proficiency in British Sign Language, with substantial experience in the specialist area of mental health and deafness. Beyond this, I have completed a variety of training courses, including psychotherapeutic models designed to foster holistic support for people with mental health conditions and their families.

In my teaching role, I serve as a module leader, guiding both undergraduate and postgraduate students on their journeys across the diverse fields of nursing. My role also extends to leadership in collaborating closely with clinical leads, practice staff, and academic Link Lecturers to provide support to students, practice supervisors, and assessors in the dedicated practice areas within mental health Trusts.

While I have a wide knowledge, expertise and experience in healthcare, my main areas of interest are in child and adolescent mental health and also in social justice issues to break barriers and foster inclusivity in academia and in healthcare - where I seek to make a profound impact. Currently, I'm embarking on an exciting journey as a doctorate candidate, investigating the academic experiences of ethnically diverse students in higher education. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer


  • PhD candidate, Kingston University. MSc in Clinical Leadership, Kingston University, London
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Kingston University, London
  • Family and Couple Therapy (Systemic Psychotherapy) South West London and St. George's Mental Health NHS Trust
  • Level 1, 2, 3 Certificates in British Sign Language, (The Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People; Signamic Training and Consultation, National Deaf Services, respectively).
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Complex Mental Health Needs, Kingston University and St. George's University, London.
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, The Association of Psychological Therapies, Leicester
  • Mentalisation Based therapy – Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families, London
  • BSc Hons. Mental Health Nursing, Kingston University and St. George's University, London

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


Chapter Title: Professional Values. Chapter Author: Karen Elcock and Omar Mansaray

Title: Essentials of nursing adults. ISBN: 9781526450173 (pbk.): Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

Place of Publication: London: Publication Date: 2019.


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Book Section

Elcock, Karen and Mansaray, Omar (2019) Professional values. In: Elcock, Karen , Wright, Wendy , Newcombe, Paul and Everett, Fiona, (eds.) Essentials of nursing adults. London, U.K. : Sage. pp. 33-46. ISBN 9781473974203

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