Health & Social Care Health Sciences

Dr Michele Board

Dr Michele Board

Principal Academic in Nursing Older People

Areas of expertise

Michele’s research interests are in the field of nursing older people and people with dementia. As a qualitative researcher she looks to use creative approaches to collect and present research data. Her PhD explored the meaning of home using photo elicitation.  She has worked with Alzheimer’s Research UK and Health Education England developing and evaluating… Read more »

Leslie Gelling

Dr Leslie Gelling

Principal Academic in Adult Nursing

Areas of expertise

Dr Leslie Gelling has 30 years’ experience in nursing, nurse education and research. He also has 18 years’ experience in research ethics and the ethical review of research and has been the Chair of an NHS Research Ethics Committee for the past 14 years.  He has consulted widely on research ethics, governance and integrity. Dr… Read more »

Sue Green

Dr Sue Green

Deputy Head of Department for Nursing Science

Areas of expertise

A registered nurse, registered nutritionist and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) teacher, Sue has considerable expertise in nurse education and clinical nutrition. Having held a clinical academic role for many years, she is currently Deputy Head of Department of Nursing Science and works one morning a week as a nutrition nurse in a home enteral… Read more »

Sally Lee

Dr Sally Lee

Lecturer in Social Work

Areas of expertise

Sally has over twenty years of experience of social work practice with adults in a range of community and hospital settings. This work has including managing complex safeguarding interventions and working within mental capacity legislation and other statutory functions.  Her research has focused on marginalised groups and has promoted participatory approaches which empower individuals and… Read more »

Ian Swain

Professor Ian Swain

Professor of Clinical Engineering

Areas of expertise

Ian’s principle areas of interest are in rehabilitation engineering, in particular functional electrical stimula­tion (FES), and in specialist seating and pressure sore prevention. He has seven patents and has written over 150 papers on Biomedical Engineering. Ian was Director of Clinical Science and Engineering at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust and helped develop an extensive clinical… Read more »

Tula Brannelly

Dr Tula Brannelly

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Areas of expertise

Dr Tula Brannelly researches and teaches in the area of care and mental health and dementia. Tula’s areas of interest are in the lived experience of care, how people are actively enabled to participate in care, and how health and social care services support people with dementia and carers.

Professor Lee-Ann Fenge

Professor of Social Care

Areas of expertise

Lee-Ann has been an academic for 23 years and is also a Registered Social Worker committed to advancing the professional evidence base of practitioners. Her research is focused on participatory arts-based methods to engage with seldom heard voices. This includes projects with older LGBT citizens, young people with disabilities, and homeless people – creating outputs… Read more »

Professor Michael Silk

Professor and Deputy Dean of Research & Professional Practice

Areas of expertise

Michael’s research focuses on the relationships between sport & physical activity (physical culture), the governance of bodies, mediated (sporting) spectacles, identities and urban spaces. His current research addresses the relationship between sport mega-events, urban renewal, and social inequalities. His work aims to push at the ontological, epistemological, methodological, and pedagogic boundaries of the critical, social… Read more »

Heather Hartwell

Professor Heather Hartwell

Professor of Food Service & Applied Nutrition

Areas of expertise

Heather is a registered nutritionist and member of the Nutrition Society, researching public health nutrition. She currently leads two EU projects – VeggiEAT, which promotes healthy eating and vegetable consumption, and FoodSMART, which aims to provide more informed consumer choice when eating out. She also coordinates Destination FeelGood, engaging with organisations to help develop wellbeing… Read more »

Dr Jan Wiener

Associate Professor in Psychology

Areas of expertise

Jan is a cognitive psychologist whose research focuses primarily on orientation and navigation behaviour. He is interested in the effects that cognitive ageing has on our wayfinding abilities. In his investigations he makes use of different methods such as behavioural navigation experiments, virtual reality techniques, eye-tracking, and cognitive modelling.