Mike Lappin

Mike Lappin


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I joined the University of Salford full time in April 2003. I had previously held the post of Professional Development Leader at Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust from 1997- 2003. I held a joint appointment from 2002- April 2003 as a Lecturer Practitioner between Salford Royal Hospital & the University of Salford. My clinical experience was mainly in the field of Cardiology where I held a variety of nursing positions from staff nurse to senior charge nurse/manager within the Heart Care Unit. I have also worked in dermatology, oncology, respiratory medicine and general medicine.


My academic interests focus on leadership and management, change in practice, professional development, quality initiatives, action learning and care of the cardiac patient. I teach on the undergraduate, post qualifying and taught postgraduate programmes, I supervise postgraduate students and I am currently the international lead for links with the University of Technology, Nicosia, Cyprus. I am also a University Link Lecturer (ULL) at Salford Royal covering 7 different clinical areas.

Research Interests

The focus for my MSc dissertation was to explore the impact (on nursing staff) of the Leading Empowered Organisations (LEO) programme and to evaluate the support offered and sustainability of the programme following its completion. I was previously an active member of the Learning Organisations Project Team. Funded by the Strategic Health Authority (approx £35,000) the project ran from Sept 2004-May 2005 I was also involved in an evaluation of the Coaching for Success Programme over at my link Trust: Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust.

Qualifications and Memberships

2004 PGCE

2003 MSc Health Care Practice

1996 BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies

1992 ENB 124 (Coronary Care Nursing)

1989 RN - Registered Nurse

1987 ENB 130 (Coronary Care Nursing for Enrolled Nurses)

1978 State Enrolled Nurse


Presentations and Posters

2004 RCN Research Conference, Cambridge, England March 2004: The Impact of Leading Empowered Organisations (LEO): Enhancers, Barriers & Sustainability   

 2004 University of Salford Education Conference September 2004 (co-author, 2004): External Examiners - Their Role in Enhancing the Quality of our Undergraduate Programmes at Salford

2000 “Portfolios: Friend or Foe?” (Poster) March 15th/16th at the Viking Moat House Hotel, York The Route to Clinical Excellence Conference & the Annual Salford Symposium, July 5th Working Together to Improve Outcomes

2000 “Portfolios: Friend or Foe?” (Poster & Oral Papers) October 14th Modernisation of the NHS: Fresh Thinking Conference, University of Sunderland & 22nd/23rd November at the Developing Practice, Utilising the Evidence Conference, Reebok Stadium, Bolton

2000 Trust Quality Award Presentation of “Portfolios: Friend or Foe?” Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust. Commended and prize for £250

1999 “The Professional Development Leaders” (Poster) Conferences held at University of Salford and UMIST

1996 “Nursing as a Therapy & the Cost Effectiveness of Nursing Care: A Nurse’s View” (Oral Paper) Salford Royal Hospitals ‘Good Practice Day’, Ladywell Hospital, Salford


I am currently working on 2 chapters for publication 2013/2014 1) The Nursing Process & 2) Nursing Models 

I have just completed  a chapter (chapter 7: Leadership, Management & Team Working) for Nursing: Decision Making Skills for Practice Book due for publication: 2013

Meetoo, D. Lappin, M (2009) Nanotechnology and the Future of Diabetes Management, Journal of Diabetes Nursing Vol 13 No. 8 pp 288, 290-291, 294, 296-297

Parr, BJ. Lappin, M (2006) Electrocardiography and Cardiac Rhythm Recognition in Practice – The Basics (Chapter 8 pp 194-218) in Jones, I (2006) Editor Cardiac Care: An Introductory Text   Whurr, London   

Lappin, M (1997) “A Constructive Approach to Pain Management in the Coronary Care Unit” (Chapter 21 pp 294-305) from: Carter, B (1998) Editor Perspectives of Pain, Mapping the Territory Arnold, London

1993-1994 &1998 Book Reviewer for the Journal of Nursing Management