Celeste Foster

Celeste is a senior adolescent mental health nurse, registered adolescent psychotherapist and academic who has been working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, since 1995. Celeste is a senior lecturer in adolescent mental health at the University of Salford. As an early career researcher, she has published in the subjects of psychoanalytic approaches to working with adolescents and their professional networks in relation to self-harm, complex psychosomatic presentations and developmental trauma. She has led several multi-professional research studies investigating effective whole-school approaches to pupil emotional wellbeing, and effective interventions for adolescents with complex and severe mental health needs, including children with physical, neurodevelopmental and psychiatric comorbidities. Celeste is Completing her PhD by published works and her portfolio of papers includes the first published peer-reviewed research study in the field of Adolescent Psychiatric Intensive Care Nursing. She currently leads a multi-disciplinary team developing a digital wearable device and software to help young people in hospital settings who self-harm. She has recently taken up the post of deputy director within the research centres for the School of Health and Society (Centre for Social and Health Research and Health Sciences Research Centre).

Postgraduate Research Supervision Interests

Child and adolescent mental health

Adolescence/Adolescent development

Mental health nursing identity and models of care

Developmental Trauma

Self-harm and suicide

Emotional health and wellbeing in school settings

Adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Find out more about my work

Open Access: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/profile/9432

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5005-5419


Child and adolescent mental health, Self-Harm, Emotional health and wellbeing in schools, Age discrimination, Psychoanalytic practice, Developmental Trauma