Natalie is a senior lecturer in nursing; her areas of expertise are nursing home care, dementia care, human rights based care,cancer care, evidence based practice and appreciative inquiry.Natalie teaches at undergraduate, post qualified, post graduate level.
Natalie is the co-lead of an Eu funded Masters In Dementia development project (2014-2016) ,Positive about Dementia (POSADEM). Natalie was the co-lead of an EU funded intensive programme on Human Rights:Older People and End of Life (HUROPEL) which has been held in Salford (2011), Finland (2012) and France(2013).
Natalie established the Dementia Design Group at the University of Salford for inter-disciplinary dementia research, education and innovation. Natalie is the co-lead for the Salford Institute for Dementia. Natalie is the co-lead for the International Dementia Design Network (www.international-dementia-design.org) a forum for international collaboration for enhancing a positive future for people living with dementia. Natalie is the principal investigator for an evalution of dementia friendly environments.
Natalie won a Vice-Chancellors scholarship to study human rights in care homes (2008-9).Natalie also won a Florence Nightingale Travel scholarship to the USA to study non-pharmacological approaches to improving the quality of life of people living with dementia (2011).
Natalie has given many keynote addresses at national and international conferences identifying the positive aspects of patient experience and has published papers on patient care.
Invited concurrent session addressing the benefits of undertaking a Florence Nightingale Scholarship.
Organised public seminar: guest speakers Hugh Jones Court of Protection Solicitors
Organised national seminar: guest speakers Hugh Jones Court of Protection Solicitors
Invited expert panel member. Debate published in the Times
Organised national listening event
Organised national seminar: guest speakers Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Foundation and Ladder to the Moon
Organised National seminar, guest speakers from HammondCare (Australia)
Invited webinar presentation for USA and Candian based organisation A Meeting of the Minds. International audience.
Keynote speaker at public seminar
Organised national seminar, guest speaker Dr John Zeisel (USA)
My local university in Salford is setting up a dementia centre—a collaboration between the department of the built environment, including architects, and the department of social care. Design is being looked... more >>.
Reviewer for publication written by Professor Mary Marshall