|Mary Seacole, MS 1.65, Salford, Manchester, UK, M6 6PU.|
|0161 295 2873|
Historically, Michelles research has explored the organization and management of Research Governance in NHS organizations. During this period Michelle developed strong partnerships with local health care organisations to evaluate a governance system that has since been used nationally. A general theme of work emerged out of these projects which focused on partnership working in a range of contexts.
Michelles PhD explored the meaning and experience of person centred care for people who have chronic back pain. The concept of person centred care has been developed through Michelles post doctoral work and Michelle was recently awarded a VC Scholarship Award to explore how person centred care is integrated into discharge planning processes for people following coronary bypass graft surgery.
The theme of person centred care has been developed through Michelles current research which focusses on how therapeutic horticulture can be used to support person centred approaches to recovery for people in the community. Michelles recent funded project is exploring the impact of a Therapeutic Mental Health Recovery programme with a local social enterprise.
Michelle co-leads the 'Creative Wellbeing' group at the University. The group brings together a collection of academics from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds ranging from nurses and public health researchers to geographers, environmental scientists, psychologists, built environment specialists and many more and are currently working to evaluate the impact of green space on health and wellbeing.
External Examiner for PhD candidate
EE for the online MREs programme
Invited joint speaker (with Carol Haigh and Rosie Kneafsey) for the RCN Nursing Research Practice held in London November 2007.
Invited member of Edge Hill University Comittee.