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Lucian Milasan

Lucian Milasan


School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Nursing and Paramedicine/IHAP


Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Career overview

2010-2019: Student Mental Health Adviser (Nottingham Trent University)

2019-2022: Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing (De Montfort University)

2022 – present: Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing (Nottingham Trent University)

Research areas

Mental health recovery

Mental health and culture

Lived experiences of mental distress

Student mental health

Qualitative research (phenomenology)

Visual research (photo-elicitation, photovoice)

External activity

2022 – present: External examiner at Robert Gordon University (PG Cert Therapeutic Photography)

Member of the Recovery Research Network (RRN)

Member of the Student Mental Health Research Network (SMaRteN)


Milasan, L.H., 2022. Photo-Elicitation: Unleashing Imagery in Healthcare Research. In Hinsliff-Smith, K., McGarry, J., Ali, P. (Eds). Arts Based Health Care Research: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (pp. 51-67). New York: Springer.

Milasan, L.H., 2022. “Mending Fractured Personalities”: A Photography-Based Cultural Study of Recovery from Mental Distress in Romania. Transcultural Psychiatry [Open Access][e-pub].

Milasan, L.H., & Griffin, E., 2021. Student mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: a UK-based mixed-methods study. 10th European Conference on Mental Health [online], Sep 29 - Oct 01, 2021.

Milasan, L.H., & Knight, C.A., 2021. Artificial Intelligence in Mental Health Nursing: A Systematic Review [protocol]. PROSPERO CRD42021234843. 

Milasan, L.H., Bingley, A.F., & Fisher, N.R., 2020. The big picture of recovery: a systematic review on the evidence of photography-based methods in researching recovery from mental distress. Arts Health, 1-21. doi: 10.1080/17533015.2020.1855453 (Epub ahead of print)

Milasan, L.H., 2020. Snapshots of recovery: A photographic exploration of experiences and meanings of recovery in Romanian mental health service users. 9th European Conference on Mental Health (online), September 30 – October 2, 2020.

Raghavan, R., Wilson, A., Raghavan, S, & Milasan, L.H., 2020. Gaps in Access and Utilisation of Mental Health and Dementia Services by Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Research project commissioned by NHS England (East Midlands). Mary Seacole Research Centre, De Montfort University.