Miss Natalie Cusack

Miss Natalie Cusack

Lecturer in Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



I have been working in the field of mental health since 2008, I started my career as a Health Care Assistant based in Inpatient Acute Admissions. In 2021, I was fortunate to have been offered a seconded place on the Pre-Registration Mental health Nursing course with the University of Bedfordshire.

My role at University of Plymouth began in May 2021, as a Lecturer of Nursing for the Exeter School of Nursing. I have an interest in working with both Undergraduate Student Nurses and Trainee Nursing Associates.

I am a keen sports enthusiast, and regularly volunteer for my running club and local Parkrun. I enjoy running, cycling and swimming.


Pre-registration Mental Health Nurse - University of Bedfordshire 2013

Level 6 CPD modules - Facilitating Workplace Learning - Oxford Brooks University 2014, Advanced Psychosocial Assessment and Formulation - University of Plymouth - 2017

Introduction to Teaching and Learning Msc module - June 2022

My post-registration nursing career began in forensic mental health services, which I have continuously revisited. I have experience across many NHS services, including inpatient, older adult and community services. My special interest includes working with services users with complex mental health needs who require long-term and secure services.

Additional to my work as an RMN holding caseloads and working with service users, I have spent time in corporate teams assisting with bed capacity and staffing logistics in a large mental health trust.

Professional membership

Nursing and Midwifery Council - registered member

Royal College of Nursing