Dr Michelle Laing

Membership Details: Staff Governor (Academic Board Nominee) 

Member of:

Board of Governors

Term of Office:

16/11/2015 - 31/12/2018

Michelle is a nurse, an academic, a manager and a researcher.  Her early clinical background was in general surgical nursing and urology with some time being spent in opthalmology.  Michelle also has over 10 years' experience as a senior manager and leader of NHS licence to practice programmes which include: adult, child, and mental health nursing, paramedic practice, advanced practice, and specialist community practitioners.  This is in addition to a long and rich history of teaching excellence in Higher Education with particular expertise in management and leadership programmes.

Michelle has experience of working at executive, national and international levels within nursing, recently leading on projects around carers' support with the Department of Health and 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 are focused on strategy and policy development of the NHS and Social Care Act (2012).

Michelle is also a Governor of an NHS Specialist Trust where she is able to contribute to decision making and influence education and care delivery at executive level as she cares passionately about healthcare quality and education.