Ian Needham

Ian Needham is a psychiatric nurse and a legal and forensic psychologist. He holds a doctorate in nursing science and has published extensively on the theme of aggression in nursing settings.

He was awarded with the Südhalde prize in psychiatric nursing in 2000 for his work on primary nursing in mental health nursing. His current research topics include psychiatric nursing, forensic psychiatric nursing, nursing diagnostics, impairments of sensory stimulation (over-stimulation, under-stimulation, removal from stimuli), recovery, maledictology, and aggression in nursing settings.