Sonya Chelvanayagam MSc, RN, PgDip (Learning & Teaching) is a lecturer in mental health nursing at Bournemouth University. She is a registered mental health nurse and adult nurse who has worked in a variety of care services such as HIV and gastroenterology. This has involved Sonya in working with people who experience either physical or mental illnesses or a combination of physical symptoms and mental health problems. More recently she has worked in a hospice and currently works two days a month in a day hospice in Poole. This clinical experience led her to explore end of life care for people experiencing mental illness which is the topic of her PhD thesis.


Currently studying for a PhD. The topic is the development of an intervention to improve the care of people experiencing mental illness at the end of their life.


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