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Dr Michelle Howarth
Dr Michelle Howarth
postal addressMary Seacole, MS 1.65, Salford, Manchester, UK, M6 6PU.
email addressM.L.Howarth2@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 2873
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health & Society
From September 2011 to present.
Profile Summary

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.

Key Qualifications
1997
2001
1995
1990
2012
Key Projects
2019
Apr
Evaluation of the Wellbeing Matters Social Prescribing Programme
Voluntary Sector North West, £49,986.00.
Principal Investigator: M Howarth (100%).
2019
Apr
Evaluation of RHS Garden Bridgewater-"Wellbeing Garden"
Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS), £22,699.00.
Principal Investigator: M Howarth (70%). Co-Investigators: S Bodell (10%), S Atkins (10%), R Martin (10%).
2018
May
GM Health and Social Care VCSE Engagement
Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations (GMCVO), £11,900.00.
Principal Investigator: M Howarth (100%).
2016
Jan
Garden Needs Evaluation
Garden Needs, £47,001.00.
Principal Investigator: M Howarth (60%). Co-Investigators: N Withnell (30%), M Rogers (10%).
2013
Jun
Growing Spaces: Accessibility, Sustainability and Impact on Health and Wellbeing
Garden Needs, £2,500.00.
Principal Investigator: M Howarth (50%). Co-Investigator: J Livesley (50%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Book Sections
Guest Editorials in Journals
Other Publications
Reports for External Bodies
Reports
Reviews
Key Presence
External Examiner Duties
2015
Nov

External Examiner for PhD candidate

2015
Sep

EE for the online MREs programme

Invited Papers and Lectures
2007
Nov

Invited joint speaker (with Carol Haigh and Rosie Kneafsey) for the RCN Nursing Research Practice held in London November 2007.

2004
May
Invited Key Note Speech ¿ Brighton University ¿ Education & Training to Deliver Integrated Services in Primary Care.
Memberships of External Bodies
2016
Mar
2013
Jun

Invited member of Edge Hill University Comittee.

Other
2012
Jul
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2019
Reviewer for Nurse Education Today
2019
Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing
2019
Sentinal Reviewer for EMN McMasters
Other University Research Roles
2016
Nov
2015
Nov