Michelle is a Nurse, an Academic and a researcher. Michelle’s early clinical background was in in general surgical nursing and Urology with a sometime being spent in ophthalmology too. Michelle is an Associate of the Leadership and Development Foundation and has over 10 years’ experience as a senior manager and leader of NHS licence to practice programmes. She also has a long history of teaching excellence in Higher Education with particular expertise in management and leadership programmes. Michelle also has experience of working at executive, national and international levels within nursing, contributing to projects with the Department of Health, the Queens Nursing Institute, User Carer forums and the Federation of International Nurses in the UK and Europe.
Michelle has developed her research skills through her Doctoral studies which were focused on the public policy development and the NHS and Social Care Act 2012.
Michelle is also a Governor of the University and an NHS Specialist Trust where she is able to contribute to decision making and influence education and care delivery at executive level. Michelle cares passionately about leadership and nurse education and is very keen to support staff and help students become the best nurses they can be.
2016, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, DBA
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc Psychology & Health Studies
Nursing and Midwifery Council, United Kingdom, Registered General Nurse
University of Manchester, United Kingdom, Registered Nurse Tutor/ Cert Ed NMC
Associate of the Leadership and Development Foundation, Faculty of Education, Health and Community, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Senior Lecturer, Nursing, Liverpool John Moores University, 2004 - present
Laing M. 2012. Can leadership behaviour affect quality and safety? British Journal of Healthcare Management, 18 :184-190 Author Url
Bohan P, Laing M. 2012. Can leadership behaviour affect quality and safety? British Journal of Health Care Management, 18 :184-190 DOI
Wadoo O, Shah AJ, Jehaanandan N, Laing M, Agarwal M, Kinderman P. 2011. Knowledge of mental health legislation in junior doctors training in psychiatry Psychiatrist, 35 :460-466 DOI
Laing M, Lawless A. 2015. Extending the reach of policy and strategy research using Political Discourse Analysis; the case of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 BAM Conference Proceedings, British Academy of Management Publisher Url Public Url
Laing M. Action learning in healthcare: A practical handbook DOI
http://qni.org.uk/qni_learning_resource/index.html, Liverpool John Moores University, Queens Nursing Institute & Department of Health. 2013
http://www.qni.org.uk/for_nurses/policy_and_practice, Liverpool John Moores University, Queens Nursing Institute. 2013