Senior Lecturer (Cancer and Palliative Care)
Dave is a registered mental health nurse and general nurse, and has worked in both psychiatric and general hospital settings. Prior to coming to Brookes, he worked as senior clinical nurse specialist at the Department of Psychological Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital, where he specialised in working with people who had taken overdoses, and in psycho-oncology. He worked in the Oxford Radcliffe Psycho-oncology Service from when it was set up in 1995 until 2014. Dave came to Oxford Brookes University in 1999, and has worked within the Cancer & Palliative Care Programmes since then.
Dave has led and taught on a number of Cancer and Palliative Care modules, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, having a particular focus on psychosocial care and assessment, patient experience and survivorship. He is currently subject coordinator of the MSc programmes in Cancer Studies and Palliative Care: Global Perspectives. His research interests include psychosocial aspects of Cancer & Palliative Care and other physical health conditions, the social context of care delivery, communication skills and psychological interventions, and global aspects of health care and education.
Regel, S, Roberts, D (editors) (2002) Mental Health Liaison. A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals. London: Bailliere Tindall.
Tadman, M, Roberts, D (editors) (2007) The Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Roberts, D (2013) Psychosocial Nursing Care. A Guide to Nursing the Whole Person. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Chapters in books
Roberts, D (2000) Using the Internal Supervisor. In: Spouse, J & Redfern, L (eds) Successful Supervision in Health Care Practice. Promoting Professional Development. Oxford: Blackwell Science.
Roberts, D (2002) Working Models for Practice. In: Regel, S, Roberts, D (eds) Mental Health Liaison. A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals. London: Bailliere Tindall.
Roberts, D, Whitehead, L (2002) Liaison Mental Health Nursing: an Overview of its Development and Current Practice. In: Regel, S, Roberts, D (eds) Mental Health Liaison. A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals. London: Bailliere Tindall.
Roberts, D (2002) Mental Health Liaison in Cancer Care. In: Regel, S, Roberts, D (eds) Mental Health Liaison. A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals. London: Bailliere Tindall.
Roberts, D, Whitehead, L (2005) Mental Health Liaison. In: Tummey, R (ed) Planning Care in Mental Health Nursing. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Peer reviewed papers
Hawton, K, Ware, C, Mistry, H, Hewitt, J, Kingsbury, S, Roberts, D, & Weitzel, H (1995) Why patients choose paracetamol for self-poisoning and their knowledge of its dangers. British Medical Journal 310, 164.
Hawton, K, Ware, C, Mistry, H, Hewitt, J, Kingsbury, S, Roberts, D, & Weitzel, H (1996) Paracetamol self-poisoning. Characteristics, prevention and harm reduction. British Journal of Psychiatry 168, 43-48.
Roberts, D (1996) Suicide prevention by general nurses. Nursing Standard 10(17), 30-33.
Roberts, D. (1997) Liaison mental health nursing: origins, definition and prospects. Journal of Advanced Nursing 25, 101-108.
Roberts, D (1998) Making the connections to aid mental health. Nursing Times 94(15), 50-52.
Roberts, D (1998) Nurses’ perceptions of the role of liaison mental health nurse. Nursing Times 94(43), 56-57.
Roberts, D & Mackay, G (1999) A nursing model of overdose assessment. Nursing Times 95(3), 58-60.
Roberts, D & Snowball, J (1999) Psychosocial care in oncology nursing: a study of social knowledge. Journal of Clinical Nursing 8, 39-47.
Paramanandam VS, Roberts D (2014) Weight training is not harmful for women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 60: 136–143.