Geoff Brennan is a registered nurse for learning disabilities and a registered mental health nurse. Since qualifying in 1983 Geoff has worked in a variety of clinical and academic posts, mainly in London and the south-east. Throughout his career Geoff has maintained an active involvement with acute mental health including carrying out the benchmark of London Inpatient Services for the London Development Centre and has been part in several research projects, including the “Safewards” randomised control trial at the Institute of Psychiatry.
Geoff has published a number of articles, research papers and book chapters on mental health. He also co-edited a major textbook for clinicians called “Working with serious mental illness: A manual for clinical practice.” Geoff worked as a nurse consultant in acute care both in Berkshire and Camden for six years. Geoff was the chair of the standing nursing conference mental health group for London for five years and the national chair of the Consultant Nurse Association for three years. He has sat on the Advanced Nurse Practice Forum for the Royal College of Nursing since January 2014. In addition to working for Verita, Geoff also works one day a week for the charity Starwards which is dedicated to improving acute mental health services.