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Professor Michelle Briggs MSc PhD RGN

Clinical Professor of Nursing School of Health Sciences


Personal Statement

My research is contributing to a greater understanding of the difference nurses can make for people in pain. My research programme has two themes – improving patients’ experience of pain management and addressing inequalities in pain management particularly for those in pain who are marginalized.
I am part of the Liverpool Pain Research Institute which is a cross-departmental, interdisciplinary institute established by the University of Liverpool. The PRI provides a platform for pain researchers across the Liverpool region, including NHS institutions and other universities.

Prior to joining the University, I held the post of Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of Manchester and a Director of Nursing (Research) at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust where I established and led the Manchester Clinical Academic Centre for Nurses, Midwives, and Allied Health professionals.

I have expertise and experience of developing the clinical academic workforce in University and NHS settings and hold regional and national leadership roles, For example, National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship panel member; deputy Chair of the UK Council of Deans Healthcare Professionals Clinical Academic Roles and Career Pathways Implementation Network (CARIN). This exists to advise, support, and share innovation that promotes, engages, and evaluates the development and implementation of joint clinical academic roles for healthcare professionals. I am a member of the national steering group for the (NIHR) Nursing and Midwifery Incubator which was established to accelerate capacity building and support the development of a skilled clinical academic research workforce across the nursing and midwifery professions.