Congratulations to our Trustee Prof Michelle Briggs on her new role at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Michelle Briggs has been appointed as Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of Liverpool and Director of Nursing (Research and Academic Development) LUHFT. The post is a joint appointment with the University of Liverpool.

In the role Prof Briggs, will lead the expansion of research and clinical academic careers in Nursing in LUHFT and the University of Liverpool. She will be the first Clinical Chair in Nursing at LUFHT and will contribute to the internationally excellent research of the Liverpool Pain Research Institute.

Prof Briggs is currently Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of Manchester and Director of Nursing Research at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, where she leads the Manchester Clinical Academic Centre for Nurses, Midwives, and Allied Health professionals. Other roles Michelle holds include being a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship panel member and academic career development lead for NIHR Greater Manchester – Applied Research Collaboration.

David Melia, Chief Nursing Officer at LUHFT, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Michelle, who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with her from working at our partner organisations across the region.

“Michelle will bring the skills, knowledge and experience needed to help us continue improving how we deliver health care services for the benefit of our patients, and to support the development of our nursing careers. I look forward to working together.”

Prof Briggs said: I am delighted to be joining the team. I am thrilled to be taking up a post that integrates NHS and academia, as the NHS is an engine for health and social care research. As one of the largest professions in the NHS workforce, I am very much looking forward to working in Liverpool to strengthen the nursing voice and help release their research power and potential to benefit staff and the communities we serve. ” .

Jules West, Associate Director of Research and Innovation at LUHFT, said: “As a Research and Innovation department, we are excited to begin work with Professor Briggs. We look forward to developing our current research offer, increasing capacity, capability and knowledge, and continuing to improve the care we deliver to our patients.”

Professor Briggs will continue as Deputy Chair of the UK Council of Deans Healthcare Professionals Clinical Academic Roles and Career Pathways Implementation Network (CARIN), and a member of the national steering group for the (NIHR) Nursing and Midwifery Incubator.

Professor Briggs will begin her role at LUHFT on 13 November 2023.