SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Mrs Melanie Stephens
Mrs Melanie Stephens
postal addressMary Seacole Building, Frederick Road, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 6PU.
email addressm.stephens@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 2877
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health & Society
From September 2011 to present.
From September 2010 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

Melanie Stephens is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and has worked at Salford University since 2003. Her previous nursing experience includes:Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist, ICU, Burns and Plastic Surgery, Gynaecology / Oncology, and Diabetes / Endocrinology Medicine.

Melanie is a health service researcher and a team member of the research programme for knowledge, health and place with specific research interests in pressure redistributing properties of seating, tissue viability, and interprofessional working. She has undertaken research in order to provide an evidence base for products used in the twenty four hour management of pressure ulcers and simlation in developing nurses knowledge and skills. Melanie is the chair for the annual International University of Salford Wound Management Conference, and was the Project Coordinator of EU Radar; a two year acute illness management programme for student nurses across seven countries. She has co-leading an amendment to the UK Tissue Viability Guidelines for Seating and has just recieved the EPUAP & Stryker Quality Improvement Award 2017 for this work. Experienced in using qualitative and mixed methods of enquiry, working with practitioners and commerce to develop research for the use in the clinical environment

My current role includes: Interprofessional Learning Lead, EU Lifelong Learning Intensive Programme Project Coordinator see http://www.euradar.org, Chairman of the University of Salford International Wound Management Committee, Module Lead for Tissue Viability and Role Transition.

My current research interests and expertise include: Affective domain development, Blended Learning, Internationalisation, Tissue Viability, Medical Ethics and Law, Interprofessional Learning, Work-based Learning.

Key Qualifications
1991
1996
1997
2004
2007
Key Projects
2017
Jul
Evaluation of Night Time Therapeutic Positioning System
Simple Stuff Works Associates Ltd, £16,500.00.
Principal Investigator: M Stephens (50%). Co-Investigator: C Bartley (50%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Audio/Visual Materials
Book Sections
Other Publications
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Reports
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2017
Jun

Chair of the conference orgainsing committee

2017
Jun
2016
Jun
Conference Committee Chair and orgainser.
2015
Jul

Chair of the conference committee

2014
Jul

Chair of the conference committee

2014
Mar

On Thursday 27 March at The University of Salford, an event brought together staff and students from The University of Salford, more >>.

2013
May

Chair of the conference committee with partners RCN Central and Keycare and Support

2012
May

Chair of the Orgainsation Committee in collaboration with Keycare and Support and RCN Central.

2011
May

Chair of the Conference Orgainsation Committee

2010
Jul

Joint collaboration between University of Salford, University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. Joint Chairperson.

2008
Jul

Chairperson of the Conference Committee

Conference Presentations
2017
Sep

The award was based upon work developing the Tissue Viability Society Pressure Ulcer Seating Guidelines 2017.<... more >>.

2015
Aug
2015
Aug
2014
Nov
Shortlisted as one of the 6 finalists for the awards within Higher Education Institutions across the UK
2014
Oct

The EU Radar project was nominated as a finalist in the 2014 Nursing Times Awards

2013
Jul

The University of Salford's VC's Distinguished Teaching Awards celebrate the high standards of teaching that exist within the University and heighten the esteem in which the University’s teaching is held, recognising the ... more >>.

2013
Jul

VC’s Distinguished Teaching Awards celebrate the high standards of teaching that exist within the University and heighten the esteem in which the University’s teaching is held, recognising the key activities of outs... more >>.

2000
Jun

I was awarded the Sir Sydney Hamburger Nurse of the Year Rosebowl Award for my work on Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management

Invited Papers and Lectures
2017
Jun
2015
Sep
2015
Jun
2015
Jun
2015
May
2015
Feb

Videoconference presentation to Professor George Noblit and his Sociology Doctoral Students at the University of Carolina.

2014
Nov

A lecture on the assessment of wounds for registered practitoners with a keen interest and role in Tissue Viability

2014
Sep

A lecture on the assessment of wounds for registered practitioners who practice within the field of tissue viability.

2014
Jun

Mammographers Update Day

2014
Jun
2014
May

Assistant Practitioners Update Day

2012
May
2011
Mar
2009
Nov
2009
Apr
Media Appearances
2013
Feb

The students from the EURadar Programme deliver a flashmob on their final days of the successful 10 day intensive programme http://www.quaysnews.net/Quays_TV-5467.html&n... more >>.

2013
Feb

http://www.quaysnews.net/Quays_TV-5467.html See link at 2 minutes 14 seconds

2012
Mar

Student nurses at the University of Salford are being taught how to treat patients with life-like wounds designed by an award-winning make-up artist Davy Jones. The simulated wounds enable students to build upon their theoretic... more >>.

2012
Mar

Student nurses at the University of Salford are being taught how to treat patients with life-like wounds designed by an award-winning make-up artist Davy Jones. The simulated wounds enable students to build upon their theoretic... more >>.

2012
Mar

Student nurses at the University of Salford are being taught how to treat patients with life-like wounds designed by an award-winning make-up artist Davy Jones. The simulated wounds enable students to build upon their theoretic... more >>.

Memberships of External Bodies
2015
Sep
Other
2013
Feb

I am currently Project Coordinator of the Recognition of the Acutely Deteriorating Patient with Appropriate Response Course. This is a 10 day Intensive EU Lifelong Learning Programme funded ... more >>.

2012
May

With the help of September 2009 Diploma / Ordinary Degree Students a Proud! Flashmob was made with the permission of Heather Small.

2011
Mar

Salford Online News Report

2006
Jul

Good Practice Day

Other University Research Roles
2015
Sep
Senior Fellow of the HEA