Faye Ambler

Faye Ambler


I recently joined the university to work as a research assistant for the Function Replacement in repeated Self-Harm: Standardising Therapeutic Assessment and the Related Therapy (FReSH START) programme. An NIHR funded randomised controlled trial exploring therapies for people with multiple repetition of self-harm.

In July 2018, I graduated from Nottingham University with an MSc in Mental Health Nursing. I gained experience working with a diverse range of people experiencing a variety of mental health conditions. I went on to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Promoting Psychological Wellbeing. This involved delivering low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy interventions to support people experiencing mild to moderate anxiety disorders and low mood.

I worked as a psychological wellbeing practitioner within the NHS for just under two years. At that time, I decided to explore a career in research and accepted a post working as a research intern at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

I worked as a research intern until April 2022 and was involved in several healthcare research projects during this time. However, my main role was participant recruitment and data collection for a study focusing on developing a biofilm model of diabetic foot ulcers. 


  • Research Assistant – FReSH START

Research interests

I am interested in research relating to improving treatment and access to services for people experiencing mental health conditions. I would welcome opportunities to be involved in dementia research or studies relating to mental wellbeing in older adults.

I also have an interest in the relationship between perfectionism and mental health conditions and previously explored this in a systematic review as part of my MSc dissertation.


  • MSc Mental Health Nursing (2018)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Promoting Psychological Wellbeing (2020)