Dr Michelle Howarth

Dr Michelle Howarth

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

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  • E: m.l.howarth2@salford.ac.uk
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I am the current Chair of the College Ethics Panel for Taught Programmes and I am responsible for the general management and direction of the panel, support of members and liaison with programme leaders from across the college. I am working towards developing a more streamlined approach to ethical review and a consistent, coherent quality review process which supports students and their supervisors through the application process.

Biography

Since being appointed as a full time lecturer in 2000 I have worked with colleagues across a range of academic levels and programmes. I am a module team member of the evidence based practice module at BSC, post- qualifying and Master levels and I am the current dissertation leader for a number of Masters programmes. I am involved with the new BSC pre-registration programme and a member of the Nursing and Health, Families and Carers and Evidence Based Practice for health care modules.

I have been a member of the College Research Methods module for six years and I now lead this module on behalf of the school. I co-lead the M level Project Management and Methods of Enquiry module and support project management students from this module to undertake a project for their dissertation that is relevant to their own practice context. More recently I have become involved with the new Masters International Programme which is due to commence in September 2014.

Research Interests

I am an active researcher and historically I have explored a range of subject areas. This includes the organization and management of Research Governance in NHS organizations and partnership working in a range of contexts. More recent projects include an evaluation of partnership working within urban regeneration contexts.

Following this project I became involved in a project developed in partnership with Age Concern which explored the older person’s experience of medication appearance changes.

My later work has explored inter-professional working which has involved the development of an inter-professional learning programme within practice with three NHS organisations. My PhD focussed on how inter-professional teams work to centralize patients in care and underpins my ongoing work and interest in this field. I have published in the subject areas of evidence based care, person centred care, the management of research and partnership working much of which has been integrated within my teaching to ensure that students receive an evidence based and quality approach to teaching and learning. 

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD Doctorate Philosophy (from University of Salford). 2012

2001 PGCHE Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (from University of Salford).

1997 MSc Masters in Practitioner Research (from Manchester Metropolitan University).

1995 ENB 870 Research Appreciation and Application (from Manchester Metropolitan University).

1990 RGN Registered General Nurse (from West Pennine College of Health Studies).

Publications

Howarth, M & Warne, T & Haigh, C 2013, 'Pain from the Inside: Understanding  the Theoretical Underpinning of Person- Centered Care Delivered by Pain Teams', Pain Management Nursing, pp.1-9.

Howarth, M & Haigh, C & Warne, T 2012, 'Let's Stick Together! A Grounded Theory Exploration of Interprofessional Working used to Provide Person Centred Chronic Back Pain Services. ', Journal of Interprofessional Care.
 
Franks, H & Howarth, M 2012, 'Daring to be different: A qualitative study exploring the education needs of the Nurse Consultant', Nurse Education Today, 32, pp.406-411.
 
Howarth, M & Kneafsey, R & Haigh, C 2008, 'Centralisation and Research Governance: Does it Work?', Journal of Advanced Nursing , p.0.
 
Howarth, M & Kneafsey, R & Haigh, C 2007, 'Centralization and research governance: Does it work? ', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 61(4), pp.363-372.
 
Howarth, M & Haigh, C 2007, 'The myth of patient centrality in integrated care. The case of back pain services', International Journal of Integrated Care. , 14(ISSN 1568-4156).
 
Howarth M, Kneafsey (2006) Research Governance: An International Perspective. In Long T. Johnson M (Eds) (2006) Research ethics in the Real World. Issues and Solutions for Health and Social Care. Pg 103 – 121. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier
 
Kneafsey R, Howarth M, Grant MJ, (2006) Evidence-based Practice and Research. In Brooker C, Waugh A (Eds) Foundations of Nursing Practice Fundamentals of Holistic Care.  Brooker C, Waugh A (eds) London: Churchill Livingstone.
 
Livesley J, Howarth M  (2006) Integrating Research into Clinical Decisions, In Craig J., Smyth R., (2006) (Eds) Evidence Based Practice Manual for Nurses. Elsevier (86 citations)
 
Grant M, Howarth M, Kneafsey (2007) Evidence-based Practice and Research. In Brooker C, Waugh A (Eds) Foundations of Nursing Practice Fundamentals of Holistic Care. (2007) Elsevier London.
 
Kneafsey R, Howarth M (2004) Research Governance and the art of defence. (Guest Editorial) Journal of Clinical Effectiveness.(8) 66-67.
 
Howarth M, Kneasfey R (2003) Research Governance – What future for nursing research? Nurse Education Today 23, 81 – 82 (4 citations)
 
Howarth M, Kneafsey R, Haigh C (2008) Centralization and research governance: Does it work? Journal of Advanced Nursing. 61 (4) 363-372.  (2 citations)
 
Howarth M, Haigh C (2007) The myth of patient centrality in integrated care. The case of back pain services. International Journal of Integrated Care. Vol7. ISSN 1568-4156. (14 citations)
 
Kneafsey R, Haigh CA, Howarth ML & Williamson T (2007) RCN Ethics Guidance for Nurses. RCN London.
 
Murray C, Grant MJ, Howarth M, Leigh J (2007) The use of simulation as a teaching and learning approach to support practice learning. Nurse Education in Practice.  (15 citations)
 
Howarth M, Grant M, Holland (2006) Education needs for integrated care: A literature Review. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 56 (2) 144-156 (15 citations)
 
Leigh J, Howarth M, Devitt P (2005) The Role of the Lecturer Practitioner Nurse Education in Practice. 5, 258-265. (one citation)
 
Howarth M, Kneafsey R (2005) Exploring the impact and utilisation of Research Governance in health, social care and higher education organisations. Journal of Advanced Nursing.49 (6) 675 – 683. (14 citations)
 
Franks H, Howarth M (2011) Daring to be different: A qualitative study exploring the education needs of the Nurse consultant. Nurse Education Today. Corrected Proof
 
Grant M, Howarth M, Kneafsey (2012) Evidence-based Practice and Research. In Brooker C, Waugh A (Eds) Foundations of Nursing Practice Fundamentals of Holistic Care. Elsevier London.
 
Howarth M, Warne T, Haigh C (2012) ‘Let’s Stick Together’! A Grounded Theory Exploration of Interprofessional Working used to Provide Person Centred Chronic Back Pain Services. Accepted for the Journal of Interprofessional Care.