Professional Biography

Teaching Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care
Module Tutor Legal & Ethics, (Level 4)
Module Tutor Clinical Skills, Therapy Skills, Children’s & Families, Working with Young People (Level 5)
Link Tutor: Royal Bolton Foundation Trust - Ashton, Wigan & Leigh Trust - Wigan, Wrightington & Leigh Trust, Stockport Foundation Trust , Tameside & Glossop Trust

Overview

Michelle has worked in the NHS for the past 16 years predominantly in an acute health care environment. Her roles have varied from Pain Management to Women’s health, Family Planning, Sexual Health and Practice Education before moving into Nursing Management and Performance.

Michelle was lead for the Assistant Practitioner programme within Bolton Foundation Trust NHS with extensive experience in workforce planning; project managing the promotion, development and integration of the new role within a variety of multi-disciplinary settings. This is where she developed her interest in role development and service mapping to improve patient experience. Michelle gained her MSc in Nursing from Salford University with her dissertation specifically focusing on the effective utilisation of new roles which continues to be one of her research interests. Michelle currently teaches predominantly on the Foundation Degree Programme which is a work based learning course to enhance the clinical skills and underpinning knowledge of the senior support worker role and develop the Assistant Practitioner role.

Prior to taking her post as a Senior Lecturer at Bolton University, Michelle worked as Assistant Head of Clinical Practice at Bolton Foundation Trust, where her interests expanded in Nursing Performance and improving quality of care. Michelle worked closely with the senior management team, clinicians and ward staff alike to promote improving care systems through the ‘Exemplar’ and ‘Productive’ Ward programmes and through maintaining high clinical care through policy building.

Academic Interests

  • Role development within Health and Social Care
  • Women’s Health
  • Nursing Performance
  • Compassion in Care

Academic Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader – Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care

Link Tutor:

  • - Royal Bolton Foundation Trust
  • - Ashton, Wigan & Leigh Trust
  • - Wigan, Wrightington & Leigh Trust
  • - Stockport Foundation Trust
  • - Tameside & Glossop Trust

Research interests

Michelle was the Project Manager for the ‘Reducing Mortality’ initiative within Bolton Foundation Trust NHS which was an Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) strategic direction and worked with a team of physicians and clinical specialists to introduce care bundles/pathways to improve the care specifically within the emergency care assessment areas. This initiative also included pathways to improve End of Life Care, and guidelines to improve response to the deteriorating patient. Her research interests still lie in service and role development to improve nursing performance, and in improving quality in clinical practice to optimise patient care. Michelle continues to work as a Registered General Nurse and has done so throughout her career to keep up her own clinical skills and maintain currency with the profession.

Current Studies:

Michelle is currently studying for a PhD in Health and Social care, where the focus is around new nursing roles and compassion fatigue.