Steven Mccarthy-Grunwald

  • Pathway Lead and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
  • Institute of Health
  • Cumbrian Centre for Health Technologies (CaCHeT)
  • Health and Wellbeing
 Steven Mccarthy-Grunwald

Biography

I have been a registered mental health nurse since 1999 and have specialised in Dementia care for the majority of my career, becoming and advanced practitioner in Lancashire Dementia Services Prior to Commencing full time at the University of Cumbria in June 2014

Qualifications and memberships

Academic and Professional Qualifications

2015 - 2016 (PgC) Academic Practice (D2), University of Cumbria 

2012 - 2013, (PG Cert MSc) Conflict and Violence Minimization Course, University of Central Lancashire

2009 - 2011, (MSc) Advanced Nurse Practice, University of Central Lancashire

2005 - 2006, Graduate Certificate (BSc) an Integrated Approach to the Teaching and Management of Violence and Aggression, University of Central Lancashire

1999 - 2000, Certificate (Diploma) Personal Development Course, Solihull College

1999 - 2000, D32/33 NVQ Assessing and Teaching Qualification, Oxford and Cambridge RSA Examinations

1996 - 1999, (BSc) Mental Health Nursing, Coventry University

Current Professional Affiliations

1999 - 2021 NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse (Revalidation due February 2023)

2016 - 2021 NMC Teacher Registration

1996 - 2021 Member of the Royal College of Nursing

2006 - 2021 Member of European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA)

2014 - 2021 Member of the Institute of Conflict Management (MICM)

2014 - 2021 Dementia Friends Champion (Alzheimer’s Society)

2015 - 2021 Member of the Mental Health Nurse Academics UK Network (MHNAUK)

2018 - 2021 Member of Higher Education Dementia Network (HEDN)

2019 - 2021 Member World Health Organisation Dementia Knowledge

Exchange Peer Review (WHO DKE)

2016 - 2021 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2015 - 2021 Editorial Board Member Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology (International)

Academic and research interests

Main Subject/Interest Areas

Dementia

Mental Health Nursing Pre Registration

Mental Health & Dementia Studies Post Reg and MSc.

Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

Humour

Nursing Older People

Conflict Resolution

Solution Focused Therapy

Contemporary Interventions in Mental Health Nursing

Acuity and Dependency Measures and Safe Staffing in Hospital Settings

Reducing Dementia Related Aggression

Publications

Recent Related Public Output

Van de Rakt, J. and Mccarthy-Grunwald, S. (2021). Rehabilitation of the upper limb after a stroke. Part 3. Dissociation exercise. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, March Vol. (10) No, (23). pp. 2384-2421.

  • Van de Rakt, J. and Mccarthy-Grunwald, S. (2021). Dementia, How We Can Created the Best Quality of Life for Them. OSP Journal of Health Care and Medicine, February Vol. (1) No, (2). pp. 1-20.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and Mccarthy-Grunwald, S. (2021). The “Pusher” syndrome. Special task-specific resistance treatment and explanation of this syndrome. Part 3. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, January Vol. (10) No, (23). pp. 2349-2383.
  • McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2020). John Henden: What it Takes to Thrive: Techniques for severe trauma and stress recover. Book Review. Journal of Solution Focused Practice, November, Vol. (4) No, (2). pp. 82 – 84.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and Mccarthy-Grunwald, S. (2020). Rehabilitation of the upper limb after a stroke. Part 2. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, October Vol. (10) No, (22). pp. 2243-2277.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and Mccarthy-Grunwald, S. (2020). The ‘Pusher’ Syndrome: Assessment and Treatment Part 2. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, September Vol. (9) No, (21). pp. 2170-2201.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and Mccarthy-Grunwald, S. (2020). Physical treatment for individuals, Exercises Phase 4 (Rakt-Scheme) for individuals with dementia. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, April Vol. (9) No, (20). pp. 2054-2091.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and Mccarthy-Grunwald, S. (2020). Physical treatment (Hydrotherapy) by individuals with and without dementia. Aquatic exercising. Part 1. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, February Vol. (9) No, (19). pp. 1989-2017.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and Mccarthy-Grunwald, S. (2019). The ‘Pusher’ Syndrome: Assessment and Treatment Part 1. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, November Vol. (8) No, (18). pp. 1904-1934.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and Mccarthy-Grunwald, S. (2019). Rehabilitation of the upper limb after a stroke. Part 1. The Flexion Attitude Synergy. A multi-eclectic approach. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, September Vol. (8) No, (17). pp. 1829-1867.
  • McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2019). 'Humour is a valuable element of a nurse's skillset' Nursing Times Online. (15th April 2019) Available at: https://www.nursingtimes.net/opinion/practice-comment/humour-is-a-valuable-element-of-a-nurses-skillset/7028595.article
  • Van de Rakt, J. and Mccarthy-Grunwald, S. (2019). Physical Treatment of Individuals with Dementia Part 1b: Assessment – Why? Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, February Vol. (8) No, (3). pp. 1694-1730.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and Mccarthy-Grunwald, S. (2019). Swallowing and the attitude of the neck/body. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, April Vol. (8) No, (17). pp. 1745-1783.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2019) Diagonals (Part10) Dementia 2. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, February, Vol. (8), No, (3), pp. 1694 – 1730.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2019) Diagonals (Part9) Dementia 1. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, January, Vol. (6), No, (2), pp. 1253 – 1294.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2018). Possible treatment for ‘Pisa – Syndrome’ in Parkinson’s Disease: A case report. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, November, Vol. (7), No, (2), pp. 1522 – 1545.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2018) Diagonals (Part8) Stroke 6. Analysis of walking pattern and treatment, Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, January, Vol. (6), No, (2), pp. 1191 – 1239.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2018) Treatment possibilities of “contractures” by neurological diseases. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, September Vol. (7), No, (1), pp. 1450 – 1478.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2018) Diagonals (Part7) Stroke 5 Walking: What say the scientist and what is best practice, Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, January, Vol. (5), No, (2), pp. 1013 – 1062.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2017) Diagonals (Part6) Standing up and the static reaction, Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, November, Vol. (4), No, (1), pp. 921 – 983.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2017) Diagonals (Part5) Stroke 3 Pathology; How can we develop the diagonals so each individual achieves optimal recovery following a stroke. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, Jan, Vol. (4), No, (1), pp. 746 – 788.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2017) How evident are the guidelines for Stroke 2014? Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, Jan, Vol. (4), No, (1), pp. 670 – 680.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2016) Diagonals (Part4) – Stroke 2
  • Transfers in bed and the chain rules. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, Nov, Vol. (3), No, (1), pp. 616 – 669.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2016) Diagonals (Part3) – Pathology The Stroke patient: How we can train the diagonals to create a better result. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, Jun, Vol. (3), No, (1), pp. 576 – 615.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2016) The beginning of ‘striker foot’ (Pes equinus varus) with severe stroke patients. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, Mar, Vol. (3), No, (1), pp. 476 – 496.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2015) Diagonals (Part2), Assessment and Trunk Rules. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, Apr, Vol. (2), No, (3), pp. 262 – 298.
  • Van de Rakt, J. and McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2015) Diagonals (Part1) Introduction. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, Jan, Vol. (2), No, (3), pp. 146 – 169.

Presentations

  • The Festival of Mental Health. 26th International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference, Episode 8: Promoting Population Mental Health, Online with mhTV, Wednesday 23rd September 2020
  • The Humour Paradox in Dementia. 25th International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference, RCN HQ, London, 12th - 13th September 2019
  • Dementia Stories: Narratives for communication in practice. Dementia Symposium, University of Cumbria, Lancaster 29th April 2019.
  • Positive Language and Communication in Mental Health, Research in Specialist and Elderly Care (RESEC) Event, Lancaster University, Lancaster, 25th September 2018
  • Flashback Reminiscence in Dementia Defying Dementia Conference, Lancaster University, Lancaster, 22nd September 2018
  • Why so serious? How can humour enhance therapeutic relationships in mental health? 24th International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester 13th - 14th September 2018
  • Dementia Stories: Narratives for communication in practice. Dementia Symposium, University of Cumbria, Lancaster 30th April 2018.
  • Getting Staffing Right for People with Dementia, International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, ExCel London, 26th – 28th April 2017
  • Using Authenticity in Dementia Friends Sessions, Learning and Teaching Festival, University of Cumbria, Carlisle, 30th June 2016
  • Getting Staffing Right for People with Dementia, Inter University Conflict Studies Research Development Group, Macron Stadium, Bolton. 10th September 2015
  • Getting Staffing Right for People with Dementia, RCN Older Peoples Nursing Conference, Holiday Inn, Birmingham. 25th March 2014
  • Getting Staffing Right for People with Dementia, RCN NPNR Conference, Warwick University, Coventry 5th - 6th September 2013
  • Acuity and Dependency Scale Poster Presentation, Staffing Levels & Skills Mix Conference, Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester. 2nd July 2013

Other Relevant Experience

Dementia Champion with Alzheimer’s Society working towards developing the Dementia Friends Programme, and raising awareness through developing the university towards a Dementia Friendly Community.

Co-Organiser for Festival of Mental Health 2 day event at the University of Cumbria (Lancaster Campus) (October 2018).

Organiser for Festival of Mental Health Summer Spectacular (three plays on three Consecutive Fridays) University of Cumbria (Lancaster Campus) (July 2019).

Co-Organiser for Festival of Mental Health 2 day event at the University of Cumbria (Lancaster Campus) (October 2019). 

Online Staff Profile

Staff Profile: https://gbr.delve.office.com/?u=9181f5e4-fc24-464b-afe2-c3dff1d1fa0a&v=work

E-mail: steven.mccarthy-grunwald@cumbria.ac.uk

Media Output

Newspapers and Social Media

Lancaster Guardian: Festival of mental health to be held at Lancaster Campus (20-06-19) https://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/health/festival-of-mental-health-to-be-held-at-lancaster-campus-1-9831845

Cumbria Crack: University marks World Mental Health Day 2019 (07/10/19)

News and Star in Carlisle/North Cumbria: Grin and Tonic: Laughter Linked to Mental Health (12-09-18)

Lancashire Evening Post Laughing: a real feel good tonic (11-09-18)

Lancashire Evening Post: Mental Health on Agenda at University (12-10-18)

BBC News Online: University highlights mental health issues at 'festival'. 24-09-18)

Lancaster Guardian: Melvyn Bragg Offers Support (27-09-18)

Lancaster Guardian: Uni to Celebrate Mental Health (04-10-18)

Cumbria Crack: Festival of mental health receives backing from Lord Bragg (24-09-18)

YouTube: World Mental Health Day and Festival of Mental Health at the University of Cumbria. (10-10-18)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be6ZS6jkRWY&t=1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDmFbMVhMGQ

Radio

Interview on Beyond Radio Morning Show (Festival of Mental Health 2019) (02-10-19)

Interview on BBC Radio Lancashire Morning Show (Festival of Mental Health Summer Spectacular) (04/07/19)

Interview on Heart Radio (Lancashire) (The Value of Humour in Healthcare) 12/09/18 (Pre-Recorded)

Interview on BBC Radio Lancashire Breakfast (The Value of Humour in Healthcare) (11/09/18)

Television

Interview on ITV Borders News (Humour in Healthcare & Festival of Mental Health) (26-09-18)

Webinar

2020 Virtual Mental Health Nursing Research Conference in association with #mhTV and Unite Union. Presentation on developing the Festival of Mental Health and Panel Discussion on themes. (23/09/20) 

Recent external roles

External Roles/Service (last 5 years)

Member of European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA)

Member of the Institute of Conflict Management (MICM)

Dementia Friends Champion (Alzheimer’s Society)

Policy and Practice Standing Group Lead (2020-2021) (MHNAUK) Network

Chari of Policy and Practice Standing Group (2020 – 2021) - Mental Health Nurse Academics UK (MHNAUK) Network

Member of the Health Education Dementia Network (HEDN) UK

Editorial Board Member Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology (International)

External Examiner Roles

2018 – 2022 Buckinghamshire New University

                   BSc(Hons) Pre-Registration Mental Health Nursing