After working as a nurse for nearly 40 years in a number of settings in the Hunter I came to realise that, as health researchers developed newer and better treatments, it would often take years for these advances to be routinely offered to patients. The reasons for the delays in translating research into practice are varied and sometimes complex. I work with other researchers and clinicians to help bridge this gap.
My vision is to see people with serious mental illness receive treatments that will help their recovery and improve their quality of life.
Associate Professor Clancy is a Nursing Research Fellow with Hunter New England Mental Health and conjoint associate professor with the University of Newcastle.
His doctoral research with the University of Newcastle is focused on translational research in mental health settings: utilising digital signage in mental health clinical settings to provide psycho-education to improve emotional and physical health and to increase consumer involvement in treatment planning.
Associate Professor Clancy has undertaken research related to motivational interviewing and the cycle of change, smoking cessation for people with mental illness and psychosocial interventions for people with mental illness.
He has worked in fields of nursing since the late 1970s and has significant clinical experience working with people who have comorbid mental health and substance use issues.