Professor Michelle Cornes

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Building, Room C502.

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Current positions

Professor of Health and Social Policy Inequalities


Professor Michelle Cornes joined the University of Salford in September 2022. Her research interests are in the field of homelessness and inclusion health and social care. She is currently leading the national evaluation of the Department of Health and Social Care’s out-of-hospital care programme for people who are homeless. She is Chief Investigator of a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) project looking at strengthening adult safeguarding responses to homelessness and self-neglect. She is a Senior Fellow of the NIHR School for Social Care Research and Visiting Professor at the Policy Unit at King’s College London. Michelle has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Integrated Care.

Areas of research

Homelessness, Inclusion Health and Social Care, Integration, Housing Workforce, Realist Evaluation Methods

Research Interests

  • Hospital discharge
  • Safeguarding and self-neglect
  • Health impacts of Housing First

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Hull, 1989
  • Ph.D. Social Anthropology. University of Manchester, 1996