Ms Debra Lampshire

Biography

Debra has an extensive background as a mental health educator.  Debra held the position of Consumer Consultant to Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) the largest in New Zealand, for five years, providing consumer advisory services. Debra made a substantial contribution to the evolution of consumer advisory services to the independent, professional and robust structure that it is today.

Debra is employed by ADHB as a Project Manager for the psychological interventions for enduring mental illness project. In this unique and innovative position Debra works in the clinical setting leading the development of psychological strategies for positive symptoms of psychosis and the first non-clinician to do so.

Debra is also a senior tutor with The University of Auckland’s Centre for Mental Health Research and Policy Development.  Debra has both an academic and research role. Her work has been presented as key notes and workshops/symposia at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally.

Debra has transferred her 30 years of the lived experience of recovery, voice hearing and the shared experiences of the consumers she has worked with, into a wealth of knowledge that is collaborative, interactive and empowering.  She is a prominent leader and mentor to others within the service-user and clinical movement in New Zealand and a well know trainer, educator and advocate within national and international mental health services.

Debra is the current Chairperson for ISPS New Zealand.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Sheridan, N., Kenealy, T., Stewart, L., Lampshire, D., Robust, T. T., Parsons, J., ... Connolly, M. (2017). When equity is central to research: implications for researchers and consumers in the research team. International Journal of Integrated Care, 17 (2)10.5334/ijic.2512
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35544
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicolette Sheridan, Timothy Kenealy, John Parsons, Ann McKillop, Martin Connolly
  • Schneebeli, C., O'Brien A, Lampshire, D., & Hamer, H. P. (2010). Service user involvement in undergraduate mental health nursing in New Zealand. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 19 (1), 30-35. 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2009.00642.x
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/16092
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anthony O'Brien, Helen Hamer
  • Hamer, H. P., Lampshire, D. J., Schneebeli, C., & O'Brien AJ (2010). Letting the Experts do the Talking: The Service User Role as Experience-Based Expert in the University Setting.. Paper presented at TheMHS: The Mental Health Services Conference Inc. of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, Australia. 14 September - 17 September 2010.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Hamer, Anthony O'Brien
  • Kidd, J. D., Lampshire, D. J., McGeorge, P., & Crooks, S. (2010). Burning Bridges? Not us! Stories of success from people with high and complex needs in the care. Paper presented at Building Bridges: Evolving Communities Beyond Services. The National Community Mental Health and Addictions Conference, Wellington, New Zealand. 14 April - 16 April 2010.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jacquie Kidd
  • Hamer, H. P., & Lampshire, D. J. (2009). Workshop: Developing Skills to Work With People who Hear DistressingVoices: A Talking Therapy Approach. Paper presented at Uniting in Diversity: NZNO Mental Health Nurses Section, Christchurch, NZ. 28 October - 29 October 2009.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Hamer
  • Hamer, H. P., Lampshire, D. J., & Randal, P. (2009). A Multi-Modal (CBT and DBT) Approach to Re-Covery: Collaborative Crisis Planning and Advance Directives. Paper presented at Specific Workshop for Nottingham Health Trust, Nottingham, UK. 23 June - 23 June 2009.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Hamer
  • Hamer, H. P., & Lampshire, D. J. (2009). Lessons in Implementing Recovery from New Zealand. Paper presented at Making Recovery a Reality Conference, Nottingham, UK. 24 June - 24 June 2009.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Hamer
  • Hamer, H. P., & Lampshire, D. J. (2009). Realising Recovery: The New Zealand Experience. Paper presented at Making Recovery a Reality, Nottingham, UK. 24 June - 24 June 2009.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Hamer