Michelle was appointed lecturer in adult nursing specialising in the care of older people and people with dementia in February 2016. Michelle qualified as a nurse in 1997 gaining a Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) at The University of Liverpool. Michelle worked as a staff nurse in acute care at Preston Royal Infirmary and then in acute care of older people at Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup as both a staff nurse and a ward sister. She completed an MSc in Gerontology at Kings College in 2001.
In 2004 Michelle took up the post of practice development nurse for older people at Newham University Hospital in East London, developing educational programmes in dementia and rehabilitation. In 2010 Michelle was appointed Consultant Nurse for Older People at Newham University Hospital and later Barts Health NHS Trust. In this post she led the Older People’s Liaison Service at Newham University Hospital and worked with Newham Memory services specialising in the assessment and diagnosis of dementia in the acute hospital setting and the management of swallowing and eating problems in advanced dementia.
Kirsten’s area of expertise is in the Neurosciences with a particular in Parkinson’s disease and dementia. She works as a community Parkinson’s disease Specialist nurse for North Ease London Foundation Trust and is the Team Leader for Neuroscience Specialist Nurse Service. Kirsten works at City, University of London one day per week which is usually a Wednesday. Leadership and management of teams, non medical prescribing and Neuroscience Nursing are some of the topics Kirsten lectures in at City, University of London.